Randy’s Weekly Reads (5/15/15)

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What a week of stimulating and edifying articles! I could have put five more here, but these nuggets of gold will due for now. Read on!

When God Interrupts Your Plans

This article by Christina Fox was the most convicting article I read this week! I love how she reminds us – no, really challenges us – to think of life’s interruptions as “divinely placed opportunities to grow in grace.”

And, she finds a noble ally in author and pastor Paul Tripp:

You and I don’t live in a series of big, dramatic moments. We don’t careen from big decision to big decision. We all live in an endless series of little moments. The character of a life isn’t set in ten big moments. The character of a life is set in ten thousand little moments of everyday life. It’s the themes of struggles that emerge from those little moments that reveal what’s really going on in our hearts. (Whiter Than Snow, 21)

The One Sure Mark of Christian Maturity

This gem is from one of my favorite bloggers Tim Challies, and it’s a powerful reminder of what true spiritual maturity is: “This means that spiritual maturity is better displayed in acts than in facts.” Be sure to read all of the article, especially as he quotes Titus 2:14 at the end! Good stuff!

What Does It Mean to Accept Jesus

Sometimes I love an article just because of a great illustration in it. This article by pastor Ray Ortlund does a great job of using a common, ordinary event to explain what accepting Jesus should, and shouldn’t mean. Do you like it?

I hope you are inspired by these, and that you have a blessed weekend!

RA

Author: Randy Allison

I am an adjunct professor and pastor, driven to understand more about faith and how to live that faith in twenty-first century America.

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