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Living Imperfectly But With Holy Vision

June 13, 2018

“God is telling a story, a story full of life, love, and grace, a story of hating evil and honoring good, a story rich in drama, poetry, and passion. As we see his story told through our lives, we find the courage to handle the inevitable confusion of life. We find the strength to move ahead, to take risks, to relate deeply, because we are caught up in the larger story of God.”

Dr. Larry Crabb, Men of Courage, “Authentic and Inauthentic Men” Page 118-119

Questions for Reflection:
• What areas of your life bore or frustrate you?
• How do you usually respond to that boredom or frustration, and what impact does that have on your relationships?
• What changes is God calling you to make to engage ALL of your life’s story in a way that honors the magnificence of the larger story He is telling?
• What is the long term cost if you lose this eternal vision while you deal with daily demands?
• What is gained by living imperfectly but with holy vision?

One Comment
  1. Thomas Muldoon permalink

    I heard Larry Crabb on Focus on the Family in late July and started reading WHEN GOD’S WAY MAKES NO SENSE last Friday night, skipping dinner, which is the closest I ever come to physical fasting. I got through chapter 3.

    It would take awhile to tell you about myself, and I want to make sure someone is listening. I live in Philadelphia, PA and belong to Tenth Presbyterian Church in that city. My father was Roman Catholic, and my mother became an evangelical believer after she married him and promised to raise me Catholic. Tenth Church has a network of able, Bible-believing preachers and counselors, perhaps some of the best in the USA, but I fantasize about getting away from Philly for awhile, or even being a missionary overseas. Trouble is — I am 67 years old and U. S. Army Reserve retired.

    Questions I ask God include: “Why are God’s way and the Army way very different? Does finding fulfillment in one cancel out joy and fulfillment in the other? What is God’s purpose in having allowed me to go to one of elite private schools in Philadelphia, founded by William Penn himself, but proudly Quaker, and thus denying the total depravity of man, and really the efficacy of Christ’s death on the cross? I wanted to be an ordained Gospel minister and wanted to be married, but I have been able to do neither.

    God’s ways are not our ways. Thanks for taking the trouble to write your books.

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