Wednesday, July 25, 2007

God is enough


gina said...

Heavy stuff. But great to help stay focused on what matters. We, who are so privileged, think we suffer when things go wrong for us. My hardships are nothing compared to the suffering of Christians anywhere else in the world where the gospel is taboo.

So, Christine, this goes way back, kind of. But I wanted you to know that I bought Sacred Influence based on your review and I am loving it. I have felt so often that I am just unable to articulate how I feel about biblical submission and womens' roles, or how to explain to other women how freeing it is to obey scripture in these matters. Our culture is saturated with egalitarianism and it is so frustrating because it shouldn't be this complicated! Anyway, I tired of reading womens' self help books and devotionals a long time ago but I am so glad you recommended this book. It is giving me fresh eyes and a clearer picture in my head of what I want to communicate to the women I know.

Congratulations on your marriage! It's so fun and adventuresome and also lots of work. Stick to your guns. I think a lot your "radical statments" in the past have been right on, sister.

Justin said...

It has been a long time since I have seen something so powerful, and so profound. Thank you for sharing it. I have no option but to pass this on to others.

Bron said...

Thank you.

Mel, whose blog opens next to yours on my blog list, recently posted the hymn, "When Peace Like a River". I'm sure you know the story behind it. It expresses these thoughts well doesn't it.

Truth and Zeal said...

Amen to what J.P. said in this video. Although, an old video. Sorry Mrs. Jolly, perhaps, you should just subscribe to the Desiring God Video Podcast. He talked about this whole death to the "Prosperity Gospel" at this year's Resolved Conference. I couldn't agree more.

Meredith said...

He's right on the target, as always. But it is also true that prosperity, such as the US enjoys, is also a test, and a more insidious one. Solzhenitsyn has said that the test of plenty is greater than the test of want. That's kinda worth unpacking, I'll bet.
It's also interesting that the apostle Paul mentions knowing the secret of being content in both plenty and want, which implies that contentment in plenty is something that requires learning.

ckjolly said...

I, too, have been gripped by the concept of "learning contentment" ... whatever state i am in.

Too often we ignore the biblical principle of calling worry "sin".