Thursday, November 12, 2009

do it anyway

Today, I was planning on writing a post about being disciplined in action, specifically related to evangelism but encompassing all points of the Christian life.

However, this other guy named, Jon Bloom, (who is the head honcho of Desiring God) decided to beat me to the punch. Here's a snippet:

Each struggle is an invitation by God to follow in the footsteps of his Son, “who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).

Those who are spiritually blind only see futility in these things. But for those who have eyes to see, God has woven hope (faith in future grace) right into the futility of creation (Romans 8:20-21). Each struggle is a pointer saying, “Look! Look to the real Joy set before you!”

So when you don’t feel like doing what you know is best for you, take heart and don’t give in.

Go here and read the rest of it.


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