I’ve noticed that a large number of folks who hail as Christians feel woefully inadequate and ill-prepared to serve God.
It doesn’t seem to matter if they are newbies or have multiple decades of being marked as a Christian under their belts. At least, it doesn’t seem to matter here in the U.S.
I can feel their pain.
Here’s an interesting question for you, how is it that you know far more of the Bible than teenage Christian girls in rural China who are starting hundreds of churches? How can early teens, followers of Jesus for not even a year, in Brazil’s desert northeast already be experiencing the miraculous and leading not only their peers but adults decades older than they to Jesus when they’ve had no “formal” training?
It sure isn’t knowledge. If it was, everyone of us would be out doing the very same thing. These are biblical illiterates.
Might it be associated with something beyond education? It seems that we are educated out the wazzo. I would dare to venture that more education isn’t the solution.
I’ve got a clue as to what it might be…