“We call things ‘secular’ because we have neatly detached God from most spheres of life and confined Him to spiritual game-reserves called ‘sacred areas’ where we visit Him from time to time.”
Disturbingly true, isn’t it?
Just A Thought
Excerpt From: Greenslade, Philip. “Every Day with Jesus Jul/Aug 2013: The Great I Am.”
So much in our modern world – and sadly in the Church too – contributes to what one theologian has called ‘the trivialisation of God’. We may not have stopped believing in God altogether, but we often cut Him down to our size, reduce Him to our dimensions. However, we domesticate God at great risk. It is dangerous to try to make this transcendent God user-friendly.Excerpt From: Greenslade, Philip. “Every Day with Jesus” July/Aug 2013Just A Thought
Christianity has to be disappointing, precisely because it’s not a mechanism for accomplishing all our human notions and aspirations; it is a mechanism for subjecting all things to the will of God- Simon Tugwell
Perhaps he was right – God doesn’t exist to serve our wants and desires or act like a vending machine (get what you want). Understanding this should hopefully set us free from some of the frustrations on our Christian spiritual journey.
God’s will results in our ultimate good.
Just A Thought
“This rough world sometimes needs to be rebuked, and if we can get at the ears of the people, it is our business to reprove them; and I think if ever there was a time when this text needed to be enlarged upon, it is just now. It is so often forgotten, so seldom remembered, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.’
Every blessing, in Jesus Christ
Word of Hope Ministries
- Matthew 5:43 Thou shalt love thy neighbour. (lacykitkat.wordpress.com)
- “The great heart of the Trinity beats with love” by Charles Spurgeon (tollelege.wordpress.com)
- “The love of the Lord.” (savedbygraceblogdotcom.wordpress.com)