How to Find Strength and Happiness by Pastor Steve Humphrey
Are you a frustrated Christian? Do you work hard at your faith, but find little joy in it? Do you feel like your faith should’ve made a bigger impact on your life? Do you keep falling short of your own standards? Do you find yourself thinking that this just isn’t working the way it should? Where are the peace and joy?
You’re not alone. The church is full of frustrated Christians, and it has long been obvious to outsiders. It’s no wonder that attendance is declining in almost every congregation. How often do new people join the church, only to lose interest when they witness all the fighting that plagues us? It frustrates us to see how the Church is depicted on television and in films. But we secretly fear that Christians might be the hypocrites everybody says we are.
The problem is real, but there is a solution. By purposefully practicing the spiritual disciplines in new, practical ways, we can make real changes in our lives. I’ve experienced it myself. If enough Christians learn these techniques, we can change the cultures of our congregations… Into something much more like the body Christ envisioned.