Anchored to the Rock

“The wise man in the storm prays to God not for safety from danger,
but deliverance from fear.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

I used to live in the Hill Country of Central Texas. We lived in a modest home right across the street from the amazing Lake LBJ. We were in close proximity to where the Lower Colorado joins the Llano River. It was such a beautiful area; we were blessed to call it home.

Central Texas, at that time, had been in a severe drought for quite a number of years. Many of the lakes on that river had dried up, Lake LBJ, however, was a constant level lake… so we were able to enjoy it immensely – drought or no drought.

It was about 2 years after we moved there, that the drought broke. And oh did it break. The rains started and it didn’t look like it was ever going to stop. Thankfully, our home was up on a little knoll… with all of the flooding, it looked like we lived on our own tiny little island, just big enough for our little house and our cars.

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hand in Hand

Hand in Hand: The Beauty of God's Sovereignty and Meaningful Human ChoiceHand in Hand: The Beauty of God’s Sovereignty and Meaningful Human Choice by Randy Alcorn

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“If God is sovereign, how can I be free to choose? But if God is not sovereign, how can he be God? Is it possible to reconcile God’s sovereignty with human choice? This is one of the most perplexing theological questions. It’s also one of the most personal.

In hand in Hand, Randy Alcorn says that the traditional approach to this debate has often diminished our trust in God and his purposes. Instead of making a one-sided argument from select verses, Alcorn examines the question in light of all Scripture. By exploring what the whole Bible says about divine sovereignty and human choice, hand in Hand helps us… • Carefully and honestly examine the different views on this issue; Gain a deeper understanding of God; Appreciate God’s design in providing us the freedom of meaningful choice; See the value in better understanding what we cannot fully understand; Learn how to communicate about the issue in clear and compassionate ways; More fully experience the unity Christ intends for his Church” Continue reading