Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Free to Choose

"The will of God for our lives is that we seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.  The most important decision we face is the daily decision to live for Christ and die to self.  If we do those two things, then we are free to choose between jobs and schools and locations.  God wants us to stop obsessing about the future and trust that He holds the future."  ~ Kevin DeYoung, "Just Do Something"

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Walking In God's Will

"So the end of the matter is this:  Live for God.  Obey the Scriptures.  Think of others before yourself.  Be holy.  Love Jesus.  And as you do these things, do whatever else you like, with whomever you like, wherever you like, and you'll be walking in the will of God."  ~ Kevin DeYoung, "Just Do Something"

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

On Spiritual Gifts

"Many of our errors where spiritual gifts are concerned arise when we want to make the extraordinary and exceptional to be made frequent and habitual.  Let all who develop excessive desire for 'messages' through the gifts take warning from the wreckage of past generations as well as contemporaries . . . . The Holy Scriptures are a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path."  ~ Donald Gee

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

God's Will For Your Life

"God's will for your life is not very complicated.  Obviously, living a Christlike life is hard work, and what following Jesus entails is not clear in every situation.  But as an overarching principle, the will of God for your life is pretty straightforward:  Be holy like Jesus, by the power of the Spirit, for the glory of God."  ~ Kevin DeYoung, "Just Do Something"

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Question God Cares About Most

"The question God cares about most is not 'Where should I live?' but "Do I love the Lord with all my heart?'"  ~ Kevin DeYoung, Just Do Something

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Plague of Passivity

Do you like to say you're waiting on God, when He's actually waiting on you to get busy?

"God expects and encourages us to make choices, confident that He's already determined how to fit our choices into His sovereign will.  Passivity is a plague among Christians.  It's not just that we don't do anything; it's that we feel spiritual for not doing anything.  We imagine that our inactivity is patience and sensitivity to God's leading.  At times it may be; but it's also quite possible we are just lazy."  ~ Kevin DeYoung, "Just Do Something"

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Magic 8-Ball God

"The conventional approach to the will of God - where God's will is like a corn maze with only one way out and lots of dead ends, or like a bull's-eye with the center of God's will in the middle and second best everywhere else, or like a Magic 8-Ball that we are supposed to shake around until some generic answer floats to the top - is not helpful.  It is not good for our decision making.  It is not good for our sanctification.  And sometimes it is frankly dishonoring to Christ."  ~ Kevin DeYoung, "Just Do Something"