At some point in your faith journey, you will settle into a bargaining posture with God. “God, if you will . . . , I promise I will . . . .” We all do it. That’s just part of religion—every religion. In fact, it’s so much a part of human nature that even some atheists and agnostics do it when they find themselves in desperate circumstances. But is that really how God wants us to relate to him? The problem with a bargaining posture is we never keep up our end of the bargain, do we?
Regrets—big or small—we’ve all got em! Is it possible to see some good from our mistakes? What if we can help the next generation avoid having similar regrets? Stuart Makinson discusses these questions and how their answers inform our decision making as a church.
We’ve sung it. We’ve said it. We’ve probably prayed it. As familiar as the words “God Bless America” are, there is something greater we are called to if you are a Jesus follower. And even if you aren’t, you’ll want this too.