While we can learn so much through seminaries and scholarly commentaries, God wants to reveal himself to us through Scripture as we read right in our own homes. Through the Holy Spirit, The Bible contains the power to transform you from the inside out as you read, study, and obey.
Every year, we look forward to receiving the funniest Christmas card of the year from our friends, the Runyons. Dave, his wife Lauren, and their four kids never disappoint. They embody the idea of being more funny than wrong, though they do get close some years to being more wrong than funny and we love them for it. Just when we begin to think, "There's no way they can top that one!", they do it again the following year.
One year they created a photo card depicting A-Not-So-Silent-Night. Another year they offered wise man advice like, "don't eat yellow snow." Last year, we chuckled at their version of TLC's Sister Wives as they dressed like those in the television show.
One of my personal favorites was the year they found out Lauren was pregnant with their fourth kiddo. They reenacted a doctor’s visit in the photo with each of the kids pretending to be doctors, surgeons, and nurses, and the card said: “On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a vasectomy.” Dave's face in the photo said it all.
I’m often baffled when a person who is a committed follower of Christ asks, “What’s your calling?”
To me, the answer is a no-brainer. The “call” of every Christian is the same: to commit ourselves to follow Jesus and be conformed to His image. [Tweet this] In other words, the calling on our lives is to press our noses so close into the shoulder blades of Jesus that He’s the only one we see and follow.
Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive and Extraordinary Women. Her books and Bible studies have sold over 600,000 copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage. Click the image to learn more.
Margaret, Leif, and Hershey are traveling all across the country this year. Check out the speaking schedule to see when they visit a city near you.