After many years of diverse career experience, I was excitedly counting down the days until my retirement. I eagerly anticipated being in control of my schedule and time while enjoying a slower pace of life. I envisioned more days devoted to serving in ministry at my church and deepening relationships...
Here are my favorite quotes from key Christian articles around the web, including Jesus in the Old Testament, how to hear God’s voice, and more!
Want to Know Jesus More? Read the Old Testament (Chad Bird, Unlocking the Bible)
The whole Old Testament is a sort of pre-biography of the Messiah. It tells us in profound detail about the Savior of the world. Martin Luther captured the essence of the Old Testament when he called it “the swaddling cloths and the manger in which Christ lies.” Wrapped up in the pages of these Scriptures is Jesus himself.
One Thing You Might Not Know about Charles Spurgeon (Michael Reeves, Crossway)
He saw humor as a potential weapon of righteousness. Humor can lance pride, gloom, religiosity. He loved to mock our religious silliness. He loved to mock our pride. More than that, he saw that humor was a manifestation of the happiness we’re supposed to have in Christ. God is a happy God and would have his people be happy, he said.
When God’s Blessing Takes You on A Different Path (Kelly Minter, Lifeway)
I didn’t want to hear Him tell me “no” like he told Abraham, even though His staying words would eventually lead me to His gracious “yes”. But that day I knew I’d heard God’s voice. He was inviting me—and I do mean it was an invitation—to step out in faith, follow Him into unfamiliar places, and obey Him in ways that would require sacrifice.
How Much Can I Forgive? (Kath Thomson, The Ploughman’s Rest)
There is something in us that sometimes just wants to sit in our anger. We hold onto it, feeling like it’ll give us something to anchor us as we struggle through our days. But in
realityit is really dragging us down, deeper and deeper until we are suffocated and joy no longer has a place.
How Does God Speak to Us? Five Glorious Ways (Stephen Altrogge, The Blazing Center)
How does God speak to us today? Through Jesus. If you want to know God and hear his voice, read the gospels. Savor the Savior. He is a window into heaven, of sorts, allowing us to get a clear, unobstructed view of God himself.