Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Sunday, March 04, 2012
"Faith is the sum of actions founded on the absolute trustworthiness of God which are derived from a direct and active relationship with the only One who can be trusted completely. God does not grant faith, He infuses it in the spirit that abandons itself in Him."
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
So much cluttering stuff in my opinion is written on tablets of wood, in our heads, but when the unexplainable and inexpiable unplanned storming events decide to land in our lives, we have set before us the very means of coming to know the Father of our spirit in ways that will defy all logic and rational thinking.
I love the out come of Job's whirlwind adventure; Job answered God: "I'm convinced: You can do anything and everything.
Nothing and no one can upset your plans.
You asked, 'Who is this muddying the water,
ignorantly confusing the issue, second-guessing my purposes?'
I admit it. I was the one. I babbled on about things far beyond me,
made small talk about wonders way over my head.
You told me, 'Listen, and let me do the talking.
Let me ask the questions. You give the answers.'
I admit I once lived by rumors of you;
now I have it all firsthand—from my own eyes and ears!
I'm sorry—forgive me. I'll never do that again, I promise!
I'll never again live on crusts of hearsay, crumbs of rumor."
Sunday, February 19, 2012
taken from Jacques Ellul - Living Faith.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
I loved this pod cast over at Beyond The Box, you can listen to it hear.
So much fear based thinking has been poured into so much theology that only perpetuates tormenting the hell out of people.
For many, allowing the Father to free us from these tormenting belief systems will at first seem like we're in a free fall, as if we're spinning out of control, but once again, that's what the Matrix of religious thinking will try to do in convincing us that there is nothing beyond what we think we're so certain of.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
When we reject the free gift of grace we must then attempt to justify ourselves before the Father by our own works. One of the most common of these works is observing the law.
Unfortunately this is not the purpose that the Father has ordained for the law. The law was not given to condemn us. I do not feel that I can stress this too often. The world in general and much of Christianity in particular has no clear understanding of the proper use of the law of God. This is somewhat understandable because this proper usage is taught in very few places in the organizations of religion and nowhere in the world. However, we are without excuse in this matter, as this proper use of God’s law is made very clear in the bible. Further, this truth, as with all truth, is available to anyone who will seek the Father to be taught about it.
I find it more than puzzling when and how we base everything upon us “trying” to love the Lord, based upon the greatest commandment; when a lawyer came to Jesus and asked, what is the greatest of the commandments, to which Jesus replied, you shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, mind and strength.
The kicker is, that once again this is pointing out clearly to us, that we are not meant to be law practitioners. We love Him, (why) because, He first loved us!