I read today the final chapter of The Purpose-Driven Life. I was encouraged to write out a Life Purpose Statement. I think I would like to do this in the near future.
I also read Acts 15, in which Peter states Gentiles do not need to obey the law of Moses and be circumcised in order to be saved. Also, Paul & Barnabas part company in this chapter. I tend to agree with the commentary that both Paul & Barnabas were wrong — I’m not sure there could have been such a great schism without pride on both sides. How sad.
Larry Menegay has cancer and is very upbeat about God’s plans. I’m not sure how to pray. I ahve really moved to a feeling that we must pray for God’s will to be done — although it will be done even without my prayers. When I make a request to God, am I not saying that I think this would be best? I struggle with the concept that I am substituting my own judgment for God’s. But it seems right to pray for opportunities to share the gospel. I am struggling with this right now. I hope clarification will come soon.