Aug 24, 2012
“Just Do It”
That’s how too many Christians try to motivate themselves.
They grit their teeth and simply choose to obey.
And that’s how I lived for too many years — with poor results.
There’s another way
But God’s Word has a profoundly different approach to motivation.
So here are six blog posts to encourage you in this — enjoy!
Jesus doesn’t just want our will-power pushing us to obey. He wants our hearts changed so we want to obey. Here’s how this happens.
There’s one word in the Golden Rule we often miss — that makes a seemingly impossible command possible.
What do you do when you’re not motivated to read God’s Word? We might think it’s all about will-power. But Jesus has another — much more effective — approach.
How do you obey — by will-power or Spirit-power? There’s a world of difference — but maybe not the difference you think.
Last year Tullian Tchividjian and Kevin DeYoung blogged about Gospel-centered obedience — but did not reach an agreement. Here’s my summary — and where I think the answer is found.
Many Christians are confused about self-denial, rewards, and motivation. Here’s C. S. Lewis’ take — which might rock your world.
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