In his book “Ask It,” Andy Stanley focuses on one specific question that if applied to your life correctly will help you make better decisions. While the book includes numerous examples of real life experiences, it’s also rooted in biblical principles.
The main question is simple, yet powerful and revolutionary. Applying it to your life can help you avoid pitfalls such as financial turmoil, broken relationships, addictions, and more.
The question derives from a scripture found in the book of Ephesians in chapter 5:15-17:
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”
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No matter who you are, money can either be a blessing or a curse depending on how you manage it. As a young college graduate in my mid-twenties, I am now realizing how little I know about money.
Plus, I have student loans to pay back and a wedding coming up soon. This gives me even more reason to stay on top of my finances.
A friend of mine recommended I read “Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey, a book written to help people stay financially fit by following proven steps that have worked for thousands of people around the world.
The good news? This book is not a “get rich quick” type of book. In fact, there is no such thing as “get rich quick,” especially if you want to earn money while still maintaining your integrity. Ramsey teaches about money by using biblical principles, examples from personal experience, and tips learned from studying the habits of wealthy people.
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Faith, where does it come from?
Where does your faith come from? This question is so simple yet so complicated, especially if you grew up in a Christian household.
From a young age, my mom took me to church every Sunday, so I automatically believed in God. However, as I grew older I gradually drifted from Christianity.
I didn’t understand why I was going to church. I didn’t feel connected to God. In fact, I didn’t know what it meant to be a Christian.
All I knew was that a guy named Jesus died for the sins of the world, but that’s as far as it went.
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4 Things I learned from The Shack
When I heard the movie The Shack was coming out in theatres I didn’t know what to expect. I mean, I read the book, and I loved it, but how would they fit the complexity of the book in a two-hour movie? First, there is Mackenzie’s (main character) rocky relationship with God. Second, there is the murder of his little daughter followed by his grief and his distance from God and his family. Third, there is Mackenzie’s encounter with God the father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. And lastly, there is everything else he learns from each person of the trinity. It doesn’t get anymore complex than that!
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