Friday, December 3, 2010

Food for Thought

Although I'm sitting here with Christmas music playing and a warm cup of coffee perched on the desk, acting as if I have all the time in the world, I actually have to leave for work in a half an hour. So, I'll keep this brief. In my reading this morning, I came across the following two quotes (different sources, one a quote book, the other a devotional). While they aren't exactly related, both provided some food for thought and I wanted to share them with you. Perhaps they'll be mental fodder for you as well.

We are not citizens of this world trying to make our way to heaven; we are citizens of heaven trying to make our way through this world. That radical Christian insight can be life-changing. We are not to live so as to earn God's love, inherit heaven, and purchase our salvation. All those are given to us as gifts; gifts bought by Jesus on the cross and handed over to us. We are to live as God's redeemed, as heirs of heaven, and as citizens of another land: the Kingdom of God...We live as those who are on a journey home; a home we know will have the lights on and the door open and our Father waiting for us when we arrive. That means in all adversity our worship of God is joyful, our life is hopeful, our future is secure. There is nothing we can lose on earth that can rob us of the treasures God has given us and will give us.

There is indeed a war going on in the heavens, so we should not be naive about
the enemies we face. Still, we can be confident that the hands of God envelop us, and so we should ask Him to deliver us and to give His Word success when we are proclaiming it to people. Let us place the weight of emphasis on the Lord and His abilities and not on Satan's capabilities, for they are nothing in comparison to the power of God.

I do hope to be back with more consistent posts about life. But for now, this is what I have to offer. Have a blessed weekend.


Grace said...

Recently I watched a video with Joni Eareckson Tada Where she speaks about the unseen war. Really moving...I wish I could remember what it was called!

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