Does the average Christian, really want to grow in their faith? I know the auto-response is yes, but if we’re honest with ourselves, and we recognized the differences in what we actually want, is it growth we seek? Many of us want to be encouraged, and built up, but those things alone do not make us grow.
Our son born at 25 weeks 2 days gestation.
I laid in bed for the better part of two hours tonight unable to sleep before I got up to write this. I don’t think there has been a time in my life when I have felt so alone. As I laid in bed I couldn’t help but think: why doesn’t anyone understand? Or do they, and just not care? Perhaps they don’t know? So here it is, I’m going to let my girl (emotions) out for a post tonight.
In an effort to better understand scripture I began a study this morning on sheep. Sheep? Yes, sheep. Jesus consistently refers to his followers as sheep. He also references the lost as goats, a study I plan to take on as well. The word sheep is used 40 times in the New Testament alone. It’s used over 180 times throughout the Bible. The word is not always used in reference to a believer, but it quite frequently is.