Have you ever heard anyone say something like, “I gave up Facebook and I realized I’m a lot happier without it”? Or maybe you've heard, “Pinterest makes me hate my house.” Or they'll say, “I stopped following a friend on Instagram, and now that I don’t see nonstop snapshots of her perfect life, I like her better.” Perhaps you have said some of those things yourself. The truth is, life looks a lot better on the Internet. The reason? It’s easy to tell partial truths. You see th
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (James 1) Do you find it as difficult as I did as you read we are to ask in faith with no do
"You really can't follow God and fit in," says Francis Chan in his series on Surrender. That's a really strong statement. Did he really mean that?
Here's a little more context: "... you really can't follow God and fit in. I mean you really can't pursue everything Jesus called you to and look like everyone else. Because Jesus didn't fit in... In John 15 he's telling his disciples if the world hates you keep in mind that it hated me before it hated you. If you were of the wor