We may know in our heads that people are thrown in jail or prison camps because they love Jesus in distant places like Bahrain, Pakistan, and North Korea. But it’s far easier to become obsessed with what that classmate might think of us than to think about the rest of the world.
Several months ago, one of you left me a comment asking for my advice about how to deal with a difficult situation. My response was to set aside some time to fast and pray. Your reaction surprised me. Many of you left comments saying that you wanted to know more about fasting …
Have you ever thought purity would be a lot easier to attain if the Bible clearly said, “Here is exactly how far you can go physically and remain pure”? Does it seem that if God drew a hard line in the sand, it would make it easier for you to know how to behave?
Has anyone every bailed on you? They said they would call, but the phone never rang. They said they’d help you with your homework, but they never showed up. It’s not much fun to be on the receiving end of a broken promise, but we all have a tendency to bail.