Finding the balance in spirituality can be a very fine line. Understanding what Paul meant when he stated to “work out your salvation” can be easily twisted and manipulated into something very grace-less and legalistic.
The concerns listed above are the very reason why Brian Hedges has authored this text. The format and layout of this book is a homerun. In 31 letters, meant to be read each day in devotional style, Hedges writes intentionally to young Christians and/or heavy laden believers, who are aimed at the target of grace.
Hedges covers a variety of topics that may perhaps enslave Christians. The reality is that there is a waging war on believers who seek to follow their Master. When the seeking occurs, so does the battle to remain attached to the Vine in such a way that bearing fruit is a natural part of the process. However, when believers give in to the war and allow the daily battles to defeat them, the fruit-bearing becomes a work of drudgery and joyless activity.
This book is aimed to defeat that mentality and empower believers to be who God has called them to be and for the abundant life to become the daily experience.
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