Over the last few years I’ve seen a handful of friends walk away from the church, and I don’t mean walking away from the church only, but walking away from God and renouncing their faith. Mind you, most of them were zealous and committed believers, people I admired and people who helped me grow in my own faith, but something happened along the way and they are no longer around.
Why did they walk away? Was it hurts from the church? An immoral relationship? Money? Doubt?
I don’t know.
The reason can be many. Plus, I don’t make the judgment calls. That I’ll leave to God. Nonetheless, people fall away. It happened in the first century church and it still happens today. Continue reading “3 Clear Signs that You Might be Drifting from God”
When I was younger, I remember viewing the bible as prehistoric book, written for ancient people and maybe for my grandparents.
It seemed too holy for me.
The gold-trimmed pages and the black leather cover didn’t attract me, not one bit. I avoided any contact with the bible altogether, but not for long.
My perspective on the Bible began to change as I familiarized myself with its teachings. I read through the scriptures and examined them with a critical eye, asking a lot of questions and finding answers through research with the help of trusted friends.
Although finding answers to my questions strengthened my faith, I experienced God’s power when I applied the scriptures to my life. For that reason, I can confidently say that the scriptures are still relevant, still active, and still filled with power.
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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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