Pain is inevitable. But did you know there is a divine purpose for suffering? The Furnace of Affliction will help those who are struggling with the “why” of pain find hope. This book will encourage readers to look to God, who is greater and higher than any affliction. Horace Williams, Jr., a stroke survivor, well-acquainted with pain, The Furnace of Affliction, blends real stories, practical advice, and biblical truth. Together these elements create a salve that intends to change how you view pain and re-evaluate your response to it.
Christian who loves Jesus Christ. Award-winning Author, Stroke Survivor,.Blogger at pleasingtothepotter.com. Sharing my faith to help,encourage,and inspire others to serve Him Giving God all the glory!
Christian. Exhibiting a spirit proper to a follower of Jesus Christ. Christlike. A person who believes in Jesus Christ. It is interesting to read these technical definitions of what being a Christian means.
However, Christianity is more than just a religion. It is about one's relationship with Jesus. Being a Christian is personal. It begins with admitting our spiritual poverty.
We recognize our desperate need for salvation because of our propensity to sin. Being a Christian is more than the intellectual knowledge of God. It is about the heart. Has a transformation taken place?
I am passionate about this because I have friends and family who know "about" God, but they don't really "know" Him on a personal, intimate level.
Christian parents raised me. There was nothing I didn't "know" about God. Every time they were open for service, I was at church, but I never made a conscious effort to understand what it means to be a Christian.
But now, my love for Jesus is genuine. I recommitted my life to Christ almost nine years ago. God has inspired me to share my story to encourage readers to draw nearer to God and seek Him daily.
Being a Christian doesn't exempt you from experiencing painful problems. But when you have a genuine relationship with Jesus, you can have hope!
The Furnace of Affliction
Being a Christian is more than living a “pretty good” life while being kind to others or going to church regularly. God wants us to have a heart change—a willingness to live for and obey Him.