Lord, Make Me More Bold

Do you want to live and speak more boldly for Jesus Christ? I do. How badly do we want it? Do we want it enough to ask, seek, and knock until God answers us and to take risks that press on our timidity? Or, if we’re honest, would we rather just keep wishing we were bolder — admiring bold people, being inspired by biographies about bold people, talking with our friends and small group members about our struggles with fear of man — all the while staying where we feel safe and relatively comfortable and letting fear go unchallenged? My flesh likes … Continue reading Lord, Make Me More Bold

God Has Planned Your Glory

God has told us amazing things about our future, because he wants us to be amazed. He has told us hopeful things, because he wants us to feel hope — really feelhope. Hope without a heartfelt gladness about what is coming, is not hope. This is why God tells us such gladness-producing things. He wants us to enjoy now, with profound assurance, the joyful feeling of hope. “Rejoice in hope!” (Romans [12:12]). My experience is that I can read God’s words about my future, and pass over them so quickly, that they have no emotional effect. Such reading does not … Continue reading God Has Planned Your Glory