Tuesday, February 14, 2006

 

Fresh Faith

Book #8: "The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith.'" ~Luke 17:5. While reading the book Fresh Faith by Jim Cymbala I was confronted with the issue of my lack of faith and the spiritual battle for my faith. It is so easy to go through a day, a week, a month, even a year without one noticing a weakening faith. Cymbala painted a beautiful picture through personal stories and stories of those involved with his church, The Brooklyn Tabernacle, of what God does in response to great faith. He uses scripture to argue his point that God is waiting to respond to our faith. How do we develop that faith? According to Cymbala it is not through religious structure and routine but a relationship with God focused on prayer and the Word that can cause our faith to ripen. We must trust God to lead us in His time. While all this is easier said than done, the book is inspiring. I would recommend it for the encouragement and sheer reverence to God Cymbala has. But, if you are looking for and even better read by the same author that encompasses some of the same ideas pick up Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire.

Comments:
super anne, you should put my friend susan's blog on our list of fun links. she's hilarious. it's melancholybabe.blogspot.com. i'm not sure if i can put a link on our site. okay later
 
I'll put her on soon.
 
I love Jim Cymbala! His books and sermons are incredible. What a passion for God! I visited Brooklyn Tabernacle and was blown away by his humility and down-to-earthness.
I also love Keith Greens's music, I am a huge fan. Are you familiar with him?

I am a musician and I would be honored if you would check out my music. All music on my site is free for downlad. Anyway, just thought that I'd share.

Thanks,
-Sean
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