Quiet time coaching episode 69

Are you ready spiritually for the year ahead? I share some thoughts prompted by a book I’ve just started reading – “Glittering Vices” by Rebecca DeYoung.

  • The New Testament uses both active and passive voice “Make every effort” (2 Peter 1) but also “Be transformed” (Romans 12).
  • Studying our sinful disorder and deformation should lead us to spiritual disciplines (our efforts) that open us to receive God’s gracious power (God’s work).
  • Grace-empowered practice reorders our desires, conforms our character to Christ, and transforms our lives.

Questions for us to consider:

1. How will I be transformed?

2. How will I make every effort?

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God bless, Malcolm

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PPS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John

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