A few weeks ago, three of my friends came to the same conclusion: that I should join them in efforts to bring more people to Christ. They were challenging me to share the gospel more, but I felt more pushed than called.
Even when I know something is for the best, I don’t naturally yield to pressure. Despite my reluctance, I met with these men to get better acquainted and to consider things we might do to bring more people to Christ.
I responded to their challenge with a critical first step: prayer. The habit and practice of doing right begin with desire. For this reason, I prayed for God to improve one of my deficiencies—my desire to do right. How likely am I to strive
In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, “Ask and you shall receive.” I take this statement literally. In my prayers, I ask, “Lord, will you make me want to do right? Will you help me want to share the good news? Will you cause my cup to
I ask these questions in a way that leaves me expectant and attentive, with little doubt about God’s answer. Can you imagine God not responding with a “yes” to any of these questions?
When the answer is yes, I naturally rejoice. When the answer is no, I sometimes pray, “Lord, will you make me as thankful for your no as for your