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 some of my favorite recent quotes from Christian articles around the web, including biblical prayers, grumbling, and more!
13 Glorious Truths About Who We Are in Christ (Stephen Altrogge, the blazing center)
Many secular blogs advise us to tell ourselves we are amazing, there is no one like us, that we should love ourselves, be grateful for ourselves, that we are special and we matter. Or in the words of Stuart Smalley we should tell ourselves, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.”
Three Biblical Prayers to Say for Your Parents (Chelsea Stanley, Unlocking the Bible)
We may look at our parents and think that their lives are relatively settled. In actuality, the “final quarter” can be filled with uncertainty. Our parents might be anxious about their health, financial investments, or their ability to care for aging loved ones.
Live As If Jesus Rules and Eternity Is Real (J. D. Greear, J. D. Greear Ministries)
Only two things in life are truly eternal: the kingdom of God and the souls of people. You may live by YOLO (you only live once), but I have a much better suggestion: YALF (you actually live forever). If you believe that, then why waste your life on trivial things in this world? Why not make your life count for eternity?
Wayne Grudem: The Influence of the Bible on My Life (Wayne Grudem, Phoenix Seminary)
I did not create myself. God made me. He gave me my mind, my heart, my salvation through Christ, my family and friends, the wonderful privilege of a teaching position at Phoenix Seminary, and even my inclination to hear and treasure these verses from his Word. To him belongs all the glory and honor and praise.
Our Grumbling Puts God on Trial and Find Him Guilty (Tim Chester, Core Christianity)
Grumbling presumes to put God to the test. It
scrutinisesGod. It questions his goodness. We become the judge and God is in the dock. Grumbling puts God on trial and finds him guilty. “He has failed to deliver the life I want … I deserve more than this … I need better than this.” Think about that for a moment. When you grumble, you are judging God. Is that really what you want to be doing?