Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Christian spirituality

I once read that the golden rule for understanding spiritually is not intellect, but obedience. If a man wants scientific knowledge, intellectual curiosity is his guide, but if he wants insight into what Jesus Christ teaches, he can only get it by obedience.
I also believe that no man ever receives a word from God without instantly being put to the test over it.
Walking a Christian life is hard. And it's not a game. There are thousands of times when I can choose to say eff it and do whatever I feel like doing or I can choose to care more about what God wants in my life. It's a daily fight guys. Paul talks about this contrasting strife in our nature in Romans 7:19-20 "I do not do the good thing I want to do, but I do the wrong thing that I do not want to do. If I do the thing I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but the wrong thing in me that does it."
Let's not act like we always want to do the right thing. Let's be more honest than that. But let us lead and change the atmosphere. And don't be weird or self-righteous either. I get so sick and tired of that crap. Christians shoving religion and their judgments on other people who don't believe the same thing. You can change a scene without words dear friends. 2 Corinthians 2:15 says we are called to be the aroma of Christ. Have you ever thought about what that means? In your life? Think about it. I know i've got plenty to change in mine.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Elizabeth,
    Your blog posts are enjoyable to read. I thank you for sharing your thoughts with the world. I am honored to be in the company of such a grounded person. I look forward to sharing ideas and life stories. I also look forward to reading your blogs. Not only are you breath-taking physically, your spirituality shines through in ways that touch and change people's lives. Till next time we connect-Talk to you soon new friend.
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