When the people of Israel returned from their captivity in Babylon, significant challenges awaited them. They had small numbers and resources, but big obstacles and enemies. To rebuild Jerusalem and its temple were huge projects. The surrounding people groups did not want them to succeed. The pressure to quit was immense. (20 Minutes / 4000 Words)
I call it the Africa Decision Myth. I’m sure you’ve heard, or maybe even said it, before. The idea is simple: if God asks me to go to Africa, I will go. In other words, I will live my life, my way, and then if God busts in and interrupts everything, gives me a big ol' sign in the heavens, I will do as He asks. (16 Minutes / 3100 Words)
Our culture is fascinated with new. We want the best, the most up to date, the latest in innovation. In some area of life, we long for newness. We crave it. We crave the freshness of new. So it goes with our souls.