Sometimes I think we have this desire to just sit back and rest on the faith we have already attained and sort of coast the rest of the way.
But, if we’re honest, deep down we know that a real life faith wants to finish well.
Remember His promises today and finish well.
As we continue in 1 Thessalonians, we see that Paul has spent the first three chapters celebrating and encouraging them in their faith. If you and I have the same kind of faith – a faith that endures together, that presses on – shouldn’t we be ok just to hold on? Do we really need to go further in that faith?
We’ll look at Paul’s answer to that question here in 1 Thessalonians 4.1-3a.
Will you take one of these next steps today?
Father, show us the way to lean in to your transforming work because recognize that our Real Life Faith is Yet Unfinished.
Do you ever have a moment when you just don’t know what to say?
You see something or reflect on something that is just so great or so exciting or so dear to you that words simply do not come to mind to describe the overflow in your heart.
I’m a pastor… so being at a loss for words is, of course, a rare occasion. But I do have those moments. Like Paul, I often press on and try to put words to it anyway, but sometimes we have to ask, “Where do I start?” Continue reading Where Do I Start?