We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior. ~ John Stott
This is far from the same slick message touted by so many of our culture’s current Christian self-help books. The purpose of God’s Word is not to make our road smooth and easy but rather to make us stronger and better fit for the journey.
Oh – how often I need to remind myself of that. I believe I’ll pour another cup of coffee and contemplate my spiritual fitness as I begin this day.