You are discovering how hard it can actually be to follow God in a distracting world, and no one is blaming you for that. Don’t let a couple tough attempts shut you down. The evangelical church has been really good at making the Christian life a “one-time one-chance one-shot or-it’s-over” sort of thing. But the Bible most paints the Christian life as a walk, taking steps, to ask God for daily bread. And God has more than enough grace to build you forward.
Christianity even when watered down is hot enough to boil all modern society to rags. The mere minimum of the Church would be a deadly ultimatum to the world.
— G.K. Chesterton
The Christian knows that Jesus died on the cross in our place, beat up death, and gave us a great mission. But how does the Gospel fit into our everyday lives?
The very second you believe the Gospel truth, you have a brand new heart in Christ. This is now who you are because of what he’s done.
That’s the True Self — but it doesn’t always feel this way.
When Jesus made Peter the head disciple, Peter’s original name was Simon. The word Peter was a nickname which meant “rock.”
Jesus was telling him: Simon is dead. You are now a rock. You might not feel like it today, but this is who you are because of who I am and what I’m about to do. I’m inviting you into the True Story of Your Life — that you can’t do this yourself, and that’s why I’m going to the cross to do it for you.
I started the 90 Day Bible Challenge, also called B90X, about two weeks ago. I’ve actually done it once before and it was awesome: you can definitely see the huge narrative scope of the Bible.
If you want to try the B90X, click here to download from Dropbox!
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