I’m not where I want to be, but I know how to get there. Priorities + Time = Magic. Not really. Sanctification is a process, y’all. Bear with me. It isn’t like I’m supposed to sit here and wait to be beamed up like Scotty to a whole new level of spirituality. (Sorry Trekkies. No offense.) MHE. Maximum Human Effort. What does Philippians say? work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (2:12) Paul’s letter also says, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. (2:13) David wrote one … Continue reading Smelt me, please.
1. Resolved, That I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God, and my own good, profit, and pleasure, in the whole of my duration; without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads of ages hence. Resolved, to do whatever I think to be my duty, and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved, so to do, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many soever, and how great soever. I can’t do this on my own. Period. Thus begins my study of Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions. As … Continue reading Resolution No. 1
In my study of Jonathan Edwards, I came across a biographical section where the town he ministered in experienced a “mini” revival. Edwards wrote: “The town seemed to be full of the presence of God; it never was so full of love, nor so full of joy….There were remarkable tokens of God’s presence in almost every house…everyone [was] earnestly intent on the public worship.” I know I’m far from perfect; even my worship is tainted with sin and selfishness. I also know that God is not finished with me. And I am sure of this, that he who began a … Continue reading Personal (and Corporate) Conviction
My personal study at the moment finds its location in the fifth chapter of Paul’s letter to the church at Galatia. I am currently studying the concept of Christian liberty…a.k.a. freedom. One of the cross-references I am using is 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. (Not only does this tie into my … Continue reading Guess what? More mirrors.