Here's what I've been reading as I've swung around the web: Christianity Today had a post on how Christians measure success. It reads, "... God is not calling us to succeed ... But God is calling us to listen to his call and to respond, faithfully. And then to trust that his calling on our lives will indeed bear fruit." Whether you are a stay at home mom or a pastor, the measurement is the same.
My friend and Pastor Joe Thorn had a post on the Ligonier blog based on a article he wrote for TableTalk magazine. It's on a topic for which he is well versed, being that he wrote a book on the topic, preaching the Gospel to yourself. He wrote, " Yet, despite the security of our salvation and standing before God through Jesus Christ, we can still find our way into trouble when we wander away from the hope of the gospel." He goes on to explain how to protect ourselves from the wandering. I'm thankful for Joe's continual call to return to the place where hope is found and refreshed.
Ed Stetzer wrote a post on makes discipleship effective. He wrote, "God gives work to us not because he needs the help, but because we need to be developed." In order to be discipling others we need to be growing ourselves.
Jonathan Dodson had a post on Outreach Magazine's site on easy ways to be missional. He starts the post by reminding the reader, "Missional is not an event we tack onto our already busy lives. It is our life." This is easy stuff that we are probably doing to some extend. Dodson is just reminding us to be intentional.
What have you been reading online lately? Leave me a link the comment section to check out.