When we go through painful times of struggle or suffering, the one thing we want most from God is answers. We think that if He would just explain why He is allowing us to hurt so badly, things would be better. But the truth is, God’s explanations would only raise more questions. Answers are not what we need. Instead, we should pray for a fresh revelation of God’s greatness, because once we catch a glimpse of His greatness and glory, all of life and its struggles will be put into perspective, and we will be able to see that He is indeed in control and He knows what He is doing, even when we don’t understand.
Acts — The Church on Fire!
The mission that Jesus gave His followers before He ascended to heaven could not have been any clearer. It was to be the purpose of the church. But over the years that original mission has become buried under so many other things that we sometimes forget why the church really exists. Let’s see what we can learn by taking a look back at those early days when the church was truly a church on fire!