Food for Thought Thursday: 7/12

Should You Pray for God to Save Your Loved Ones? – Justin Taylor presents Michael Horton’s argument that while the typical rhetorical question given to Calvinists is, “Should you pray for God to save your loved ones?” the question could just as easily be flipped and directed toward Arminians. Check out this post and see why it is safe and biblical (not to mention something to be desired) to pray and sleep like a Calvinist. Honestly, if you want to see your loved ones saved, then you had better pray like a Calvinist. And if you do not hold to the reformed confessions and convictions of Calvinism, then you should want to pray like a Calvinist. Interesting post for Armenian/Calvinist brothers and sisters alike.

Jumpstart Your Stalled Sanctification“Perhaps getting on board more intentionally with the gospel’s global cause and local mission might be the key for jumpstarting your own spiritual growth as well. It’s amazing how God is often pleased to take our discipleship to the next level as we begin seriously giving ourselves to the Commission charge of making disciples.” David Mathis describes how disciple-making is a catalyst for your own personal spiritual growth. “Has it ever seemed like your sanctification is plateauing? Ever felt like you were spinning your spiritual tires?” If this is you, then read this article.

6 Ways the Gospel Frees Women – A liberating short post from Gloria Furman on the freedoms women experience through faith in Jesus Christ. This is an excellent short read for men and women while the focus is on women.

Gospel Threads: Part 1 – I am thoroughly excited about this series of posts!

How Many Hours Can I Work? – Excellent post from Tim Challies for hard-working Christian fathers. If you are a father, then you are a father before you are anything else (as it pertains to your occupation). “One thing to keep in mind: There are many jobs and many vocations, but the Lord gives you only one family, one opportunity to love your wife as Christ loved the church and one opportunity to raise your children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him.” – James 1:5

By His Grace – For His Glory – For our Joy


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