Words Matter: Recovering Godly Speech in a Culture of Profanity – Reformation21 Blog – Yes! – Even if you disagree, the last four points are the at the center of it.
Some claim that strong faith is defined by throwing our energies into begging God for a miracle that will take away our suffering and then believing without doubting that he will do it. But faith is not measured by our ability to manipulate God to get what we want, it is measured by our willingness to submit to what he wants. It takes great faith to say to God, “Even if you don’t heal me or the one I love, even if you don’t change my circumstances, even if you don’t restore my relationship, even if you allow me to lose what is most precious to me, I will still love you and obey you and believe that you are good.”
–Nancy Guthrie (Hearing Jesus Speak Into your Sorrow [a good book I read])
When God ordains thorns for me… | A Twisted Crown of Thorns ®
New Books of Interest:
REFLECT: Becoming Yourself by Mirroring the Greatest Person in History by Thaddeus J. Williams
The Uniqueness of the Psalms by W. Robert Godfrey
Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth by John MacArthur, Richard Mayhue
Discounted Kindle Books:
Praying Backwards: Transform Your Prayer Life by Beginning in Jesus' Name by Bryan Chapell – $1.99 (I read it twice. This is often on sale if you miss it.)
The Promises of God: Discovering the One Who Keeps His Word by R. C. Sproul – $1.59
Prices as of this writing are subject to change.