By Larry Crabb
Forever switch how you look at the Bible . . . and your individual life
Have you ever learn the Bible merely to come back away burdened? Ever puzzled if God actually had you in brain while He all started telling His story?
Though lifestyles will not be going in response to your plan, God has one other one, far better than you could think. From Genesis to Revelation, adventure His invitation to get you dancing with joy.
In 66 Love Letters Larry Crabb bargains a clean, relational examine Scripture:
“When you end interpreting my old flame letter to you, i would like you to achieve that I never underestimated how completely you’d reduce to rubble your lifestyles or how painfully you might fight and undergo, and that i don’t wish you to underestimate your failures or struggles both. They’re all a part of the tale I’m telling. “But neither have I underestimated my choice or skill to go into both the mess you’ve made and the soreness you're feeling, then flip every thing round. I can,...
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Wright, I want to weave the many truths revealed in the Bible into the one true story that I’ve been invited to join. I want to connect the dots the right way. There are many larger stories to choose from, many religions and philosophies that intelligent, decent people accept as the context to give meaning to their lives. But I want to know and join the story told only in the Bible. I believe God is the Master Storyteller and that He wrote the Bible. I am coming to see the sixty-six books of the Bible as sixty-six love letters God has written to us to tell us His story and to let us know how we can become a good part of it.
Because I love you even when you’re messing up badly. I love you in the middle of your pain even though I don’t relieve it as quickly as you wish. I am worthy of your trust, no matter what happens in your life. I have a good plan, and nothing will stop Me from carrying it to completion. You must live now in the tension between anguish and hope. ” “Of course! I always want you to be honest with Me. ” “Okay, then, here goes! Genesis leaves me confused and frustrated. I really don’t get why You killed everyone in the Flood.
If you assume that Christianity means satisfaction in this life of all your desires, including the ones that lie deepest in your heart, then you live as no person was meant to live. You demand satisfaction. You live for it. You feel entitled to it. You become incapable of real love, only self-centered passion. It’s completely natural when something goes wrong, when you fail life or life fails you, to want to know what to do rather than how to think. You scramble, you churn, you try to come up with some plan of action that will control the damage, relieve the discomfort, and restore some level of personal peace.