if you ever encounter a theology that doesn’t directly connect the greatness of God with your potential to do great things on his behalf, it’s not biblical theology. File it under heresy.
does the brand of faith you live by produce the kinds of results in your life that you read about in the biblical stories of men and women of faith?
The Bible throws down the gauntlet in Hebrews 11:6: Without faith it is impossible to please God. It doesn’t get any plainer than that. Faith isn’t just a Get Out of Hell Free card. It’s the most vital building block of your relationship with God. And it’s the only real foundation worth establishing your life on.
most gloriously unorthodox prayers in the entire Bible: O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon. (verse 12) Now can you see why I love this story? Joshua had the audacity to ask God to make the sun stop in the sky. To freeze time on behalf of his people.