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I hate to wait. I’m like the band Queen, who sang, “I want it all and I want it now.” Why is it good to wait for the Lord? Because waiting is the soil where patience and contentment grow. And they are sweet when they bloom in our soul. How can we be content while waiting? By making Jesus Christ our portion, the one who satisfies us with his love as we wait for him and seek him. He gives us himself, the best thing he could possibly give us.
I really appreciate Mike interacting with Piper’s comments on pre-packaged sermons.
I seldom feel like a really good parent. I love my wife and love my kids deeply, but being a husband has always seemed pretty straightforward (thanks to my wife, no doubt), while I’ve always felt much more inadequate as a parent. There are dozens of things I wish I did better. Not many, however, are worth fretting and fussing.
Here are four things parents should stop freaking out about.
This is the second part of Tim Challies’ big piece on diversity in the Reformed-ish world. I’m very thankful that he’s started this conversation.
Elbert Hubbard quipped, “To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Because leaders cannot afford to do nothing or say nothing, being criticized comes with the territory of being a leader. In leadership, affirmation today does not mean affirmation tomorrow. In many ways leaders face the same volatility as coaches who can, within a few games, go from being lauded as team chemistry geniuses, program architects, and master recruiters to ignorant, foolish risk-takers, and ineffective. Leaders are one decision, one quarter, one bad message away from unfair criticism.
If God has called you into a role of shepherding his people in the new kingdom, if you are called to take your place under the authority of the Great Shepherd himself and lead the people of God in any way, shape, or form—know this:
Power that comes through position is incompatible with God’s agenda on earth.