Some of you remember the Gene Kelly movie “Singing In the Rain.” I recall the scene where he was so happy as he was singing while it was raining. Thinking of that made me wonder: how do we sing in the rain? In other words, when life is hard, how do we remain joyful?
This is the final post of my three-part post on the delighting in the trinity. (Read Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 here). We often fail to think of our salvation as involving all three persons of the Godhead. In reality, each person of the trinity is actively involved in our redemption. In this we should rejoice.
I think it’s important to know that the Bible was not intended to merely inform us, but also to transform us. So, to “know” the Word is to know what it says and apply what it says. So, what’s the process to make that happen?
God desires for us to finish strong. But what does it take to do that?
“The Bible in the memory is better than the Bible in the bookcase.” – Charles Spurgeon
When temptations or challenges come in life (and they will come), you will come to a point when your own resources for inward strength are totally depleted.
Before Jesus was betrayed, arrested and crucified, He prayed His “High Priestly Prayer” (John 17). In this prayer, Jesus prayed for His followers, who would become the church.
Confession is hard on all of us. From youth, our sin nature pushes us to hide from our wrongdoing, deny, pass blame, or only take partial responsibility.
I hope this will help you as it has me. The next time you feel like God is a long way off- take a deep breath, He’s right there!
Because we have been focusing on Gospel conversations all this month, I have spent a lot of time truly contemplating what the Gospel is and what it means. John Piper used an analogy that really hit home to me: Too many people see the Gospel as a vaccine when it is more like dialysis.