The Beauty of Being Broken Down
But I’m starting to realize there is something really beautiful about being broken down. When I embrace my weakness, I can also embrace the sufficiency of Jesus.
Paul was sent out by God to open blind eyes (Acts 26:18). That’s an impossible task—something only God is capable of doing. However, Paul was sent to preach the gospel and convince sinners of their need of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone. It would be through that labor that God would perform the miracle of conversion in the hearts of rebel sinners. The same thing is true regarding parenting. We have the responsibility of disciple-making, but only God has the power to open the blind eyes of our children and bring them to faith in Jesus.
How can Millennials know if we’re being successful as we make the transition from doers to leaders? Here are 5 questions we can use to measure our efforts to determine, “Did I do what a leader should have done today?”
So, how can we avoid Peter’s mistake in our friendships? How can we be a friend who preserves and strengthens the faith of others? Here are five distinct ways that true Christian friendships bolster our love for Christ through our love for one another.
Worth the read, especially the section on what can the average citizen do.