Everything changes when you see
God for how He really is.
A little more than 15 years ago, as the 1990s were coming to
a close, Bruce Bickel and I wrote a book called God Is in the Small Stuff. We must have hit a nerve, because the
book has sold more than a million copies.
Fifteen years ago the world was a much different place. The
Christian life was easy. You could relax and rest in the knowledge that God was
interested in every detail of your life. No matter what you were going through
personally, you could count on God’s involvement.
How times have changed. Over the last 15 years there has
been a generational shift, a culture shift, a technology shift, a global
political shift, and a faith shift that no one could have anticipated. Today’s
world is massively different than it was in the closing years of the twentieth
century. For one thing, there’s more hostility towards God now than there was
then. In the view of many people—including many Christians—God is no longer
great and powerful. Instead, He is ineffective and rather weak.