Preaching the Gospel, Preparing a People
Janet, thanks for a very positive and encouraging blog post! This has helped me and I'm confident it will help others also! Warm regards from Montana!
Good news, indeed!
Lorelei, I really enjoyed your article. You identified a real challenge that many face.. to one degree or another, and laid out the clear direction we need to take. God wants us to be whole- hearted in our desire to serve him. He wants us to be zealous, not lukewarm. (Titus 2:12, Revelation 3:19) Dwelling on the past can certainly be a hindrance. Thanks for sharing this perspective and providing edification in how to overcome it.
I've really enjoyed this short article. I find it interesting that Paul admonished Timothy who was evidently an evangelist, that HE should stir up the spirit. If what Paul said applied to Timothy... we shouldn't beat ourselves up if we have the same challenges. The good news is there is something we can do about it!
Just as timely now in 2017 as when written. More meaningful to me now as we experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake here in Montana last night.. with several aftershocks following it.