Ponderings and possibilities


What has us stopped?
March 27, 2009, 11:17 pm
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Do you ever wish you could capture and hold on to that idea, vision, thought or feeling that you get when you know there is something different and profound about it?  Do you remember the excitment and that sense of being alive knowing this is what it is about?

I now believe some of these are divine inspiration, revelations and seeds planted by the Holy Spirit as He commands, guides and leads us to doing the will of the Father.  It may be from the word, from a sermon, from something that is confirmed again in an action, but whatever it is, I believe, needs to be considered and tested to see if it is true (by prayer and reading the Word).

So, when things really sit deep in our heart and excite us and get us going (confirmed to be from God – in God’s Word), why is it we can slow down and then get stopped when the excitment and feeling goes away?  

Being obedient takes perserverance and continued Faith even when we are not ‘feeling it’.  If we just do things, even when we don’t feel like it, aren’t we still being obedient.  Isn’t this what God wants?  I’m not saying that we resent God for our obedience, I am saying that we need to get over ourselves and push on through to do His work.

I am certain that doing something from fear of God or love for God is obedience.  I recently realized that I make up some seriously ridiculous excuses for not doing things and being obedient.  (Overwhelmed, burdened, some other time, tired, doing it for the wrong reasons, some one else is better at this, i don’t know what i am doing, it’s not my calling — SLUGGARD!  PRIDE!  EGO!  LAZINESS!).   I have bought into the lies that the enemy puts out there and as a result I miss countless opportunities to surrender and suffer – die to myself, find true love and be an heir of Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

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dang! discipline is hard!
it can be agonizing.

a rearranging of our purpose and perspective is needed.

WHY we do what we do is of utmost importance.

good insights St. Ular.

dnez

Comment by dnez

>Denz wrote: “a rearranging of our purpose and perspective is needed.”

I was thinking about this today — which comes first, the purpose or the perspective? Perhaps there is not a formula, but it does seem very tightly integrated.

Oddly enough I was thinking about singapore where the crime rate is low because the punishment is so high! Knowing that punishment is very real gives you a different perspective and thus drives a different behavioral pattern than countries that do not.. It also sounds very OT! 🙂

Comment by ponderific




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