I was ‘born again’ in a Christian revival Crusade… and went from there to the AOG. I have raised my hand, repented, recommitted my life, been down to the front and accepted Christ as my Saviour more times that I can count on two hands and feet. And none of it was necessary. I was caught up in playing the game of church Christian but I was living in the fullness of the Lordship of Christ. I was a baby Christian, lapping up milk instead of growing and moving on to solid food.
The gospel frees you from the pressure of having to fix people: your worth is located in Christ, not in their transformation.
A few years ago I wanted to write a book. I used the Bible as our primary textbook for homeschooling. We studied English, Science, Geography, Art and History using God’s word.
A Mum decided she was no longer going to remind her teens to write thank-you notes. That year their Aunt never received thanks for the checks she gave the teens for their birthdays. The next year things were different. The teens each visited to thank her in person!
“What caused the change in behaviour?” a friend asked the Aunt.
Living in a time when the family is under attack, the real danger is idolizing the family. We hear “the family first” and may be tempted to say “amen.” But Jesus will have none of this. When family is first, God plays second fiddle.
There aren’t any icons to click. It’s a chalk board.
As you read the four gospels notice that the narration slows down as the hour of Christ’s death approaches, slowing from months and weeks to hours and minutes, reminding us that this was the hour for which he came. We are to pause and ponder every detail. ~C.J. Mahaney
Those who think that a woman detained at home by her little family is doing nothing, think the reverse of what is true. Scarcely can the godly mother quit her home for a place of worship, but dream not that she is lost to the work of the church; far from it, she is doing the best possible service for her Lord. Spurgeon