In order to walk with a friend through the long and complicated journey of grief, you need to discover biblical lament and the grace it can provide.
Do you feel a little left out because life keeps you from being directly involved in the command to make disciples? Even if you’re stuck on the sidelines, you have a secret discipleship tool at your disposal.
When our vision is obstructed by the distractions, we need to change our field of vision. We must fix our eyes on Christ, and as we gaze on him, he will dominate our field of vision and we’ll be strengthened by what we see.
At the outset, the Cultural Christian usually believes the only difference between you and him is that you are just a little more “into” Christianity and perhaps extreme. So where is one to begin in conversation?
What should you do when someone you have been discipling is not bearing fruit? What do you do when they walk away? Does that make you a failure?
We pray for more, because we think more, bigger, and louder will bring us closer to where God wants us to be. But what if “more” actually hinders our ability to draw near to him?