By Larry Crabb
Forever switch how you look at the Bible . . . and your individual life
Have you ever learn the Bible basically to come back away pressured? Ever puzzled if God actually had you in brain whilst He all started telling His story?
Though lifestyles will not be going in accordance with your plan, God has one other one, far better than you could think. From Genesis to Revelation, adventure His invitation to get you dancing with joy.
In 66 Love Letters Larry Crabb bargains a clean, relational examine Scripture:
“When you end analyzing my past love letter to you, i would like you to gain that I never underestimated how completely you’d reduce to rubble your lifestyles or how painfully you could fight and undergo, and that i don’t wish you to underestimate your failures or struggles both. They’re all a part of the tale I’m telling. “But neither have I underestimated my selection or skill to go into both the mess you’ve made and the discomfort you're feeling, then flip every thing round. I can,...
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Peter’s reply was Dad’s favorite verse: “Lord, to whom shall we go? ” All this came back to me as I sat by the fireplace that early spring morning of 2006. With fresh impact, I realized God was telling a story, a love story, that begins in chapter 1 (Genesis), continues for sixty-four chapters (Exodus through Jude), and reaches its climax in chapter 66 (Revelation). And I prayed, “God, will You tell me what You want me to hear in each of those chapters? I want to know Your story. I want to be a part of Your story.
And I don’t want you to be afraid that things in your life will go wrong—they will—or that you will feel empty—you will. If you fear problems or emptiness, you will live for comfort and fulfillment. And that will just complicate the mess you’ve already made. “Did you ever stop to ask why I made everything; why My Spirit, My Son, and I created the stars, moon, planets; and why We made paradise on earth? The three of Us were making preparations to throw a party, to invite others to a dance, to the dance We’ve been enjoying since before time began.
Okay, I thought, I’ve mastered the first half of that verse. I’m miserable. Now how do I move to the second half? How do I earnestly seek God? The question itself jarred something loose in me. I realized I had been assuming it was His job to seek me. I was the lost sheep, baa-baaing alone in the night. Isn’t that the cue for the Good Shepherd to leave the ninety-nine and come looking for me? (Matthew 18:12). I could feel the angry, spoiled-brat passivity behind that assumption. A flame of hope began to melt the ice covering my heart.