I don’t believe that God wants lethargic Christians; He wants believers that are willing to work our their faith and to embrace a calling that God gives each individual who believes in Him.
I hope to perhaps shed some light on the man so that we might rejoice together, Christians everywhere, that this brother is at home in glory.
Sure a new year is coming, and yes God has been gracious enough to make all of us to make it to one more, but we must ask ourselves, above all else, how can we glorify God to the fullest abilities we have.
Through Christ alone, we are given eternal life and will never perish. We who are truly a part of the elect are unable to be snatched out of Jesus’s hand, nor the Father’s hand.
We should all want each and every person we meet to be saved and come to a knowledge of Jesus Christ. This cannot, however, be the goal of our ministry.
This is what amazes me: the best warriors of the Kingdom of God, are always the ones who are the most humbled by the sheer glory of God.
God worked mightily in and through the Reformation and I believe we are desperately in need of another.
When I look back at my own life to this point, I see the hand of God working in seemingly mundane, and sometimes horrible, things to bring about beautiful and lasting results.
There are many ways in which people believe we must love God, but I believe that it is only by examining what Christ has said that we can know how to love God with sincerity.