I enjoyed this short article from Seth Lewis! Lord, let our actions line up with our words!!
First of all: It is not at all unusual for believers to sometimes have doubts about God or about their faith — it means your human! Also, God does not count our doubt against us, because our salvation is not dependent on the strength of our faith and belief and assurance. He Who called us is faithful! From Core Christianity……………….
Because the Bible is a supernatural book, we cannot expect to derive any real benefits from reading and studying it in the natural. This article from Knowable Word focuses on the necessity of studying the Word in faith……………
In this final article on saving faith, to have a vital and active faith, you must be seeking and receiving spiritual guidance constantly! From Two Journeys………………..
In part four of this series on saving faith, Andrew Davis talks about the necessity of the reliance on Christ. In fact, there can be no faith if we are independent and self-reliant. From Two Journeys………….
This article is the third in a series on saving faith from pastor and author Andrew Davis. This time he looks at faith that is sure of what is not seen now but is sure in the future. From Two Journeys………..
In this second article on the series on faith, Andrew Davis focuses on the connection between faith and assurance. From Two Journeys………
This is the beginning of a series of articles on faith. And I like the thought of how faith is defined here: “the certainty of invisible spiritual realities.” From Two Journeys…………..
I appreciate this explanation of biblical faith from Pete Briscoe: “Faith is an action of the will based on the beliefs of the mind.” From Telling the Truth……………..
Recapturing the Wonder: Transcendent Faith in a Disenchanted World by Mike Cosper (IVP Books; 2017)
Recapturing the Wonder by Mike Cosper tackles the very real difficulties that Christians in the West face to try to connect with and commune with a transcendent God, while all the world around us screams that there is no God or no better place other than the broken and disenchanted world all around us. Cooper makes a point of discussing the “disenchantment” of society in the West in anything outside our sense experiences, and that there is no absolute truth, and nothing to hope for after one dies. While fully and honestly admitting that life is very hard —- even for Christians (no “name it and claim it”) —- still, God’s grace can be easy at times to appropriate. This is the aim of Cosper’s book.
After a brief review of our post-modern and materialistic society and its impact on all people, including Christians, the author quickly launches into what he calls “pathways” to regaining our enchantment for the world around us, as well as the spiritual realm which is actually more real than what we can see and experience with our five senses.
The pathways that Cosper fleshes out are: One —- Re-enchanting Our World; Two —- Experiencing Grace; Three —- Bringing Scripture to Life; Four —- Withdrawing With God; Five —- Practicing Abundance; Six —- Throwing a Feast; and Seven —- Writing a Rule of Life. Cosper writes not as an expert in mastering these pathways, but rather as a fellow struggler who is learning how to live a transcendent life through wrestling with God, like Jacob did in the Old Testament. I believe a vast majority of believers struggle mightily in this area of living as God being the most real Person and true reality, and would greatly benefit from a book like this one. Highly recommended!