I read this today and it hit me about my own complacency as well as the American Church’s lack of passion and falling short when standing firm in our beliefs.
The easiest circumstances are often the hardest ones in which to be faithful. Many believers whose faith is strengthened by hard times find it is weakened when the battlefield is quiet. Christianity is often impotent when it is acceptable.” – John MacArthur (from Ephesians commentary).
I feel that if we had more trials for our faith here then we would be so much stronger. Is it wrong to pray for conflict in order to sharpen our faith? What are your thoughts?