AboutDavid Bostrom, Author at Affluent Christian Investor
You don’t have to observe much politics these days to realize:
“It’s all about the narrative.”
That is… it’s all about politicians (or parties, or activist groups) telling a story that furthers “their agenda.”
Watching this play out can be …
Do you find yourself regularly:
… feeling anxious about your place in life?
… putting others on a pedestal?
… feeling needy for approval or acceptance?
… questioning whether you have anything worthy to contribute?
… doubting that your efforts …
What do you think of when you hear of a father disciplining his child?
… Perhaps using a paddle or wood spoon with a few swats to the backside?
That’s surely a form of discipline.
But more ordinary, everyday discipline …
Pursuing holiness is a good thing.
Necessary too… because without it no one can see the Lord (Heb.12:14).
But confusion about the meaning of holiness can keep us from engaging the world as God calls us to.
The other day I saw Pastor John MacArthur answer a young woman who asked him how she should relate to her sister… who she said was “transgender.”
I thought MacArthur handled the question beautifully.
He applied a lot of pastoral …
There’s something I’ve been pondering lately:
It’s sure a whole lot easier to spend your time consuming rather than producing.
Think about it…
Eating… a consumption oriented activity… comes easily, and is pleasurable.
While fixing the backyard fence… a …
The word is out.
Cabinet members within the Trump Administration are holding regular Bible studies.
And… gasp… some of the members — like Attorney General Jeff Sessions — are actually applying what they learn.
As expected, there are those who …
There’s a lot to be learned just by watching how Jesus handled things.
In John 7 Jesus was urged to enter Judea so He could take part in the festivities during the Feast of Booths.
… After all, this would …
A quick follow-up to yesterday’s post…
In it I pointed out that the familiar slogan ‘follow your passion’ is not great advice.
Because it tends to make you absorbed with fulfilling YOUR passion rather than building HIS kingdom.
I’ve been listening to some lectures from Vishal Mangalwadi, the faithful reformer from India.
In one of the lectures he makes an important point about Christ’s words, “the truth will set you free” (Jn.8:32).
“The truth sets you free …
Looking at the condition of our world, it’s hard to believe that all the nations will be discipled one day.
… And Jesus anticipated this difficulty.
That’s why after giving the commission to actually disciple the nations, He said:
The Bible reveals God has given us a ‘ministry of reconciliation’ (2 Cor.5:18-19).
This reconciliation has several aspects…
First, God has provided a way for man to be reconciled to Himself through Christ.
Second, as men are reconciled to …
God made us to create and rule.
That’s why we do things like: make to-do lists, plan schedules, set goals and dream up ideas.
The challenge is not so much whether or not we’re engaged in ruling and creating….