Reason #2 - I'm not going back
OK - maybe not the whole thing. Taken one piece at a time.
A self-challenge. It just hit me today how comforting it is to believe that God has me. No matter what, who, how, where, when. God HAS ME.
I was listening to Matt Chandler. No matter what things come my way, if God's not in control, what good is suffering? If God cannot make this work out for good, why suffer?
Even if we cannot comprehend what good "this" could be...God does know, He has us in His hands.
Also reading Acts 9. Saul was minding his own business (of persecuting Jesus) when he was knocked on his butt. Not exactly consensual.
Later in the chapter, Peter raised Dorcas from the dead. Was she exercising her "free will"?
I need to touch base with the fundamentals. This challenge will be a cool start.