We live what we believe. Period. Our thoughts and beliefs are displayed most clearly in the way we live, our priorities, our actions, and our pleasures. The most important thing about us is what we believe, especially when it concerns God.
Wouldn’t it be great if the truth revealed in Scripture actually shaped our actions and priorities? That’s the goal!
Let’s encourage one another as His Word shapes our lives, impacts our familes, and determines our future.
Let’s think honestly about ourselves and rightly about God so that we might live lives that please Him and cause others to praise His name.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.Romans 12:2 (ESV)
What I’m Reading…
This Month’s Bookshelf
While our world is seeking to celebrate black stories, especially during Black History Month, I wanted to recommend a book that has introduced me to individuals that I would not have otherwise met.
Published 2007, pastor and author Thabiti Anyabwile, The Faithful Preacher presents the lives and ministries of three African-American pastors.
Biography is one of the most effective and underappreciated resources for building faith in the life of a believer. And that is just what this book does: it builds faith. In The Faithful Preacher, Anyabwile encourages us toward increasing faithfulness through the examples of Lemuel Haynes, Daniel Payne, amd Francis Grimke.
We need voices from other centuries and other backgrounds. Crawling into the stories of these African-American pastors of previous times was a blessing and I trust it will be for you as well.
On the Playlist
Some encouraging resources…
Here is an encouraging podcast for you and your spouse. Ryan & Selena present marriage and its many issues through a thoroughly biblical lens that is intentinally fixed on the gospel.
Head over to wherever you download podcasts and check them out. Listen to a few episodes, become subscribers, and then find them on social media. We can never have too much biblical encouragment when it comes to marriage!
Trust me; go check them out. Not only will you discover a solid and trustworthy source of encouragement, but you’ll feel like you’ve made some cool new friends.