By Jerry MacGregor
Useful Steps to a Deeper Faith
Sometimes religion calls for motion. This functional ebook provides Christians principles for the way to regulate their hearts to catch up with to God.
Each bankruptcy encompasses a distinct problem and a short clarification that places the problem in context. routines comprise acts of provider to others, prolonged prayer, Scripture reminiscence, fasting, an afternoon of gratitude, media fasting (no television or Internet), evangelism, and lots more and plenty extra. The demanding situations are wide in scope, permitting individuals with various character kinds and studying kinds to profit from them.
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What I can promise you is this: Disciplines are the ONLY strategy I know for growing your Christian life. I figure you’ve purchased this book because those other methods you tried (going to Sunday school, tithing, praying before meals, watching televangelists) were nice but didn’t really help you go deep with God. Those practices aren’t bad, of course. They just don’t go far enough. So instead, I’m offering you a realistic plan to get closer to God. Try this book for forty days. Do the exercises, and see if you’re not further down the path when you’re done.
Magazines, television shows, and books are dedicated to telling us how to simplify. We sometimes imagine that this desire for simplicity is due to the fast blur of our lives and the stress that seems so inescapable. It’s because we live in the twenty-first century with its rapidly changing technology. To a degree, this is true. However, perhaps it has always been true. . grow too complex and overcrowded. Even the necessary obligations that we feel we must meet grow overnight, like Jack’s beanstalk, and before we know it we are bowed down with burdens, crushed under committees, strained, breathless, and hurried, panting through a never-ending program of appointments.
Who were your spiritual mentors? Did someone answer your questions of doubt, read the Bible with you, point out the way to Jesus to you? Who discipled you as you took your first steps as a new believer? Today, your challenge is to sit down and write a letter to the person or people who led you to Christ. Whether it was a pastor, friend, or parent, let them know that you are grateful for the way they mentored you, for the guidance they provided. Perhaps it was one person, or maybe it was several people who pointed out the next step in the spiritual journey for you.
40 Ways to Get Closer to God by Jerry MacGregor