A temptation becomes sin when we surrender to our own evil desires. Unless it is enticing, it has no pull.
When we watch day after day of increased violence not only in our homeland but also across the ocean blue, it is easy to become discouraged. Fear comes knocking on the door.
I’ve always been a runner. From conflict. From fear. From dread. I rather avoid the hard stuff than to go ahead, and dig in.
We can stay comfortable, surrounded by friends and stacking up toys. We can talk about Jesus in our safe zones. We can memorize Scripture and play it cool. We can faithfully attend church and sing a chorus or two. Or…we can take our faith one step deeper to go & do. If our faith is genuine, it impacts all areas of our lives.
For some reason, the discussion of the sovereignty of God keeps popping up in my life over and over again. I can’t seem to escape it. I know it is a major struggle for us. Yes! I’ve talked to some of you!