Soul Food: Ephesians for the 21st-Century
The evil day may be upon us, but I am not a pessimist.
The world and the face of Christianity seems to be rapidly changing. What will not change is that Christians believe something stupendous that the world does not understand at all. We aren’t called to save the world. Only God can do that. But we are called to be lights in an increasingly dark world.
If you’re going to be a Christian, be one!
God invites us to seek his face. He wants us to know him better. It’s not as if our Heavenly Father is hiding himself from us. But we can only have a close relationship with him if we will seek it in prayer.
When we face hard times and when life makes no sense whatsoever, we need to stop and say to ourselves, “Something big is happening here.” God never wastes anything. Not even the tiniest tear falls without a purpose.
Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” Wouldn’t it be wonderful if that were true of your church? My church? Every church?
No believer is safe who faces Satan in his own strength. No believer is more secure than he who goes into battle wearing the whole armor of God.
Christianity is not a religion for sissies or for those who want an easy road. If you are looking for an escape from your problems, Jesus is not for you. Christianity is for strong men and women who will not flee from the struggle.
Christians are both pessimists and optimists, but we are much more optimistic because though we see what is happening in the
world around us, we know that Jesus Christ conquered the grave. And because he lives, we too will live.