Give Thanks… In Everything?

solagratia-011If you’re like me, you probably find it easier to compartmentalize and categorize your Bible. But there’s a reason why the Bible wasn’t arranged in topics, but as one great narrative. One of the reasons why we like to compartmentalize the Bible is because life seems more manageable that way. Are you feeling lonely? “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” (1 Cor 3:16). Are you weighed down by life’s hustles? “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matt 11:28). Struggling with giving? Perhaps you need a motivator, “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.” (Mal 3:10). Continue reading Give Thanks… In Everything?

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Blog Break (19 Jan 13)

I love to read. Actually, I think I am addicted to reading. I may be the only person who takes breaks from reading to read something else. On any given day, I am always in the middle of at least 2 books, apart from the Bible. I also love reading blog-posts, I think I read a minimum (not maximum) of about 5 blog-posts per day (on top of the aforementioned books). In my reading adventures across the blog-world, I often come across posts that are simply too interesting not to share with the rest of the Body of Christ. That’s why I am beginning this series of blog stop-overs. I hope you will find the posts shared to be as interesting and inspiring as they were to me, if not more so. It is also my hope that, in sharing these posts, you will be getting a glimpse of the thoughts that feed my mind and inspire my own posts.

Disclaimer: I may not always agree with or recommend “other teachings” by authors of posts shared, so it will be helpful to read the posts I recommend individually and with an open but discerning mind.

  1. That having been said, I will start us off by bringing to your attention this insightful post by Kaj Vincent, “DO YOU LOVE YOUR CHURCH?” The answers to this seemingly obvious question may surprise you. For instance, did you know that “Many say ‘I love my church’, when they mean ‘I love how well the music is done’ or ‘I love the ambience’, or ‘I agree with the preaching’, or even ‘I like being associated with the reputation my church has built for itself’.”? Read the post and find out more.
  2. From the church we go into the world of miracles (well, we don’t actually have to “leave” the church to enter the world of miracles 🙂 ). Did you know that God still performs miracles today? Whether you are a cessationist or a continuationist, this book review by Tim Challies will compel you to reconsider you view of the nature and purpose of miracles. Yes, GOD PERFORMS MIRACLES TODAY! This is a review of Nik Ripsen’s Book, The Insanity of God. Check it out to find out what the “greatest miracle of all” is, and why it is also the most recurrent miracle even today.
  3. Finally, my friend and fellow alien, Serah Njambi, has chosen to start her blogging year with quite an eccentric perspective on our salvation. Read THE AUCTION and share it with a friend who (preferably) has heard the Gospel but is still reluctant to believe and be saved. We could all use a reminder now and then.

There you go. These three posts are enough to get you going today. I will be sharing more links to worthwhile blog stop-overs over the course of the coming days, months and years (God-willing). Be checking in for more inspiring links and let us keep edifying one another with Christ as our ultimate end and focus.

For the fame of His name.

Cornell