I appreciated reading Chris’ thoughts on this subject.
Dave Jenkins recently had me on the Equipping You in Grace podcast to talk about writing the soon-t0-be-released documentary, Luther.
Attempting to coast spiritually, has put many Christians in a similar predicament without their even realizing it. Coasting is not an option for the Christian.
You can coast on a bicycle after you’ve put the work in to get up a hill, but as Christians we have not reached the top yet. That does not come until we reach our home—the new heavens and new Earth.
For the Christian, personality tests like this can be useful for helping us understand and embrace God’s unique activity alive and well in each one of us. They can help us understand how He specifically knit us together to the end that we might discover how to make the most of our personality and gifts for the sake of the gospel and the local church. It’s through tools like this that we can embrace the fact that we are “have been remarkably and wondrously made” (Ps. 119:14).
This is serious stuff. Please pray for Wilson and his family.
The home where our family lives was built fifty years ago. Its exterior wears a murky shade of cream, with the slightest tinge of peach peeking through. The shutters and doors are a blue-grey that looks somber even basking in the glow of fresh snow on the ground. It’s certainly not the modern marriage of bright cream and warm gray that I envisioned in my mental sketchbook. But I often have to remind myself that the brightness of my home isn’t measured by a paint chip, but rather how the true Light of Christ is reflected in the lives that come and go through our doors. To this end, my husband and I set aside a couple of checkpoints throughout the year to evaluate how we are cultivating a sense of gospel mission in the lives of our children, our neighbors, and our extended community.
A favorite from the archives:
What do all faithful teachers have in common? What separates a good teacher from a bad one? And what do they actually do?
It’s easy to become confused about this. After all, there are plenty of speakers and teachers who are technically excellent. They are captivating personalities and incredibly gifted, yet they are a total train wreck.