ble say what it says. And I need to be okay with not having all the answers. He is God. We are His creation. He can do with us whatever He pleases in order to bring about His good and righteous plan. His desires and plans take precedence over ours. That’s what it means for God to be God, and that’s what it means for us to be servants of the King. He carries out His will and uses us to do it.
Is our ministry our gift to God or is our ministry God’s gift to us?
In God’s economy, it is the Christian who is constantly 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨, not constantly 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 that is the most effective.
The Psalms contain the full spectrum of human emotion and passion poured out before God in song: love, anger, wrath, guilt, repentance, lament, happiness, blessing, cursing, prospering, lacking, fear, hope, peace, praise, adoration, thanksgiving, and any and every other disposition, affliction, or perspective that is felt and contained in the human experience.
Preaching justification without encouraging sanctification will produce nominal, stagnant Christians who are no more capable of following God ten years down the line as they were ten years before. We’ve gone wide, but now we need to go deep.