How long would it take to evangelize the world if we were to actually do what Jesus said and if each year every disciple made another disciple who made another disciple?
Almost 35 years ago, Insight for Living Canada was established to help Canadians be disciples and make disciples—in other words, be someone who follows Christ and be someone who helps others follow Christ.
Many people think that saying “God is sovereign” is the same as saying “God is in control.” It isn’t. The sovereignty of God refers to His position of supreme authority and power.
In cultures where Christianity is not threatened or perceived as threatening, the word “encouragement” may even lose a bit of its edge—a pity, when the crux of the word rooted in courage.
If I am going to lead others I must connect with them. Listening is connecting. Connecting is the key to influencing. Influencing is leading. If I don’t listen then I don’t connect and I won’t lead.
Like potatoes in a pressure cooker, we 21st-century creatures understand the meaning of stress. A week doesn’t pass without a few skirmishes with those “extrinsic agents” that beat upon our fragile frames.
Reframing requires us to mentally examine our assumptions, beliefs, and values; to emotionally adjust our attitudes and harness our feelings; and to cultivate new daily habits and routines.
When I’m in the midst of change I often wonder if I’m following God’s guidance or just doing what I want.
The many different contexts, conditions, and types of prayer found in Scripture all boil down to talking to God. Biblical prayer involves three essential and interdependent elements: our assumptions, attitudes, and actions.
Eventually, we all need to reframe. That’s true whether you’re a pastor uprooting his life...a believer with inescapable pain...a parent with an autistic child...a quadriplegic, divorcee, senior citizen, or recent college grad. No matter who you are, reframing is HARD.