Belonging is very powerful. Its something we need. Its that sense that no matter what, I’m always a part of this group.
My sister belonged to my family. She belonged to me, and us. We belonged to her. There was never a question of whether at some point we would kick Anja out. We had no fear that she would reject us.
She belonged, and we belonged.
Well, then she was taken.
And the fact that at once comforts and hurts is that she still belongs in our family and we still belong to her.
This parting is so final and so temporary.
We and she belong.
What do you do when you see evil? What do you do when you experience a barrage of ungodliness?
What if you don’t even like what you see when you introspect.
What if you evangelize without result?
What if the supposed Christians in your life don’t act like Jesus?
Then you should read this verse:
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
There’s only two things we need to know to be encouraged.
1. The Light is shining.
2. The darkness hasn’t overcome it.
Are you contented?
When a person feels a need to change, you can offer solutions. But if the person feels no need, what can you do then? Can you do anything?
Well, you could pray.
Are you discontented enough to pray for the content?
Here’s a really nice little article on str.org regarding confidence about being right.
In entrepreneurship, failure is almost guaranteed. The idea is to go out and get the failing out of the way so you can get on with real success.
I wonder what would happen if we applied that mindset to evangelism.
What if every Christian just went out and tried and tried, until something worked.