Links from the week (3.26.15)

Below are some good reads collected over this past week…

http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/4-questions-about-heaven

Instead of us going up to God’s place to live forever, God will come down to live with us in our place, literally bringing Heaven to Earth! God’s children are destined for life as resurrected beings on a resurrected Earth. We should daily keep in mind our true destination, our ultimate home.

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/we-complain-because-we-forget

The antidote to spiritual amnesia is making every effort to recall and remember God’s gracious deliverance. The fact that you — a sinner who was an enemy of God — are now a beloved child is a miracle. Don’t let that wonder ever fade. Remember.

http://www.mikeleake.net/2015/03/the-redemption-of-boredom.html

If we’ll stop complaining and start cooperating, God will use even those periods of monotony for our good as He sanctifies us. He can teach us patience. Grow us in endurance. Remind you and me that we’re not the center of the universe. And if God can redeem our boring moments for His purposes, maybe we could start looking for ways to redeem them for His glory as well.

http://theblazingcenter.com/2015/03/my-son-taught-me-to-play-chess-on-sentimentality-and-christian-writing.html

What I really want to say is that playing chess with my kid, while it was snowing outside, and while we were having our 83rd straight sub-freezing day, was really good for my soul. It caused me to thank God, profusely.

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