Sanctification: Our Refining Process for His Glory
When adversity and suffering comes to a follower of Christ, it is normal to ask ourselves (and God), "Why?" Sometimes it is because of sin in our lives about which He is trying to convict us. However, sometimes it may be a matter of helping us to grow in maturity and depth in our understanding of His lordship in our lives. What is He trying to teach you in the midst of the challenges you are facing in life, even as you are committed to faithfully serving Him?
Then You Will Know That I Am the Lord
As we read through the Bible, we are often amazed/comforted/intrigued/dismayed by how God interacts with people. Sometimes it seems to make perfect sense, and other times we are left a bit confused about "His ways" vs. "our ways." One of the main reasons God states in answer to the question of "WHY" is, "then you will know that I am the Lord." Who does God interact with? What does He want us to know about Him? In the next few months we will try to unpack different passages from Scripture to address these questions so that we can know Him better and hopefully understand our relationship with Him more.