Changing of the seasons, in the past Fall has always heralded to me the arrival of winter and dark and cold and dying and death ….I can miss the beauty of fall, the changing of the leaves the color….perhaps if I could adjust my thinking….to…..or think for awhile simply on CHANGE.
I guess I buck against it, I guess I tremble in fear at a change in the status quo, I guess a life of risk would be lived in and about change. I don’t know it just seems as though RISK permeates a lot of my thinking these days so maybe if I can wrap my brain and heart around CHANGE, move towards it, quit fighting it, quit fearing it…….
CHANGE and RISK could they be related ???
Change can lead to confusion…….risk……
‘They’ say they don’t know anything for sure but the words say or sound to me like they do…..they offer a different way of looking at the gospel... they don’t invite you to just look at it for yourself, they don’t offer the simplicity of you and the bible and the Holy Spirit to discover your way…..they put their spin on it…we all do but the danger .... to spin people away from the power of believing in Jesus……but then perhaps I spin towards believing……
I don’t think I am confused. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life and I am not owner of it but becoming owned by it. Without the humility of accepting that I need YOU…..how can it be finished if we don’t own or accept our part in the sacrifice that was needed?? A perfect God needs perfection…..in Christ you are through the power of the Holy Spirit completing that perfection in us…..
How can we KNOW You ??……the Bible is YOUR manuscript to us….the Bible is our pathway to knowing YOU and Your desires from the beginning to now…..the same then, now and forever. A desire for us to KNOW, LOVE and in that LOVE come to desire to be obedient to YOUR WILL…….but You don’t MAKE us to do any of it. You don’t NEED us to do it….You OFFER it……a yielding of my will to YOURS……CHANGE
The secret of Christian quietness is not indifference, but the knowledge that God is my Father, He loves me, I shall never think of anything He will forget, and worry becomes an impossibility. Oswald Chambers
Make sure you read Larry's comment and go to his blog.......Thank God for companions on the journey.