Four hundred years. Four hundred years of silence. Four hundred years waiting to hear from God. Waiting for a sign. Waiting for a prophet. Waiting for something.
Generation after generation. Waiting for words from God. For direction. For manifest presence. For the God who parted the sea for Moses and sent down fire from Heaven for Elijah. For the living God who performed the miracles of old to speak yet again. Living in the silence must have been agonizing. Longing for God to appear. Day after day. Year after year. Decade after decade. Hope set fully on the coming Messiah. Groaning along with creation. Longing for redemption. Expecting a Savior. Expecting a King!
Once again, I’ve received another book to review from BookSneeze. This one was a little more interesting to me, and hopefully to you, because it’s a new translation of the Bible called The Voice.
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Mason King, a good friend of mine, and one of the pastors at The Village Church, posted a very thought-provoking, soul-stirring blog today that I felt I should share with you.
What Does It Mean?
There are seasons where I am moving slow enough that I can hear the questions repeating in my head. It comes from the inner monologue that usually directs or reacts to what goes in my day- the one that I also pray is being changed by the power of the Spirit.
In The Grace of God, Andy Stanley does an amazing job covering the various aspects of God’s grace in Scripture, and how it applies to our lives. Stanley shows us how the fact that we were even created is a sign of God’s grace. He discusses God’s grace after The Fall, throughout Israel’s formation and history, and how Jesus is the ultimate expression of The Grace of God.
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Tagged Andy Stanley, Book Reviews, Booksneeze, Christ, Christian, Christianity, Christians, God, Gospel, Grace of God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, king david, Messiah, Thomas Nelson
We live in a world of confusion. We may not always be walking around scratching our heads wondering “What’s going on?”, but we live in a world where most people have a seemingly infinite number of options for school, a career, and where to live. Add the current economic condition on top of that, and it makes it even harder to decide what to do. It’s annoying, and it’s confusing. Yet, in the midst of all of this confusion, one thing is painfully clear: We have forgotten who we are.
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Tagged Christ, Christian, Christianity, Christians, God, Gospel, Holy Spirit, Jesus, king david, King of Kings, Messiah, Russell Moore, Temptations of Jesus, Tempted and Tried, Tempted by the Devil