I see that the most significant point that needs to be negotiated in this life is the primary question of faith in God. Is eternity real, and what should be our response to it? If we choose to believe the bible, we still have to negotiate what to do about the lordship of Jesus Christ, in all the areas of our contemporary living.
This is why our visions must be so treasured, that they are recorded. Recorded for motivation. Recorded for mobilization of help from those placed in our way to help us. Recorded for posterity to continue where we may leave off. I am absolutely convinced that when we live out the purposes designed by God for us, our personal chapters may close, without the book ending.
My mum is one of my great sheroes. She is an admirably fierce, authentic Fante woman who has such a wild mix of ideas, it can be difficult to keep up with her sometimes. She taught me about territories and how to take and keep them. One of her absolute grounds is ‘family’. The second … Read more
When we fail to align the internal truth of what we believe and ascribe to, with the external truth of our work; when we fail to speak up – and pretend to be part of what we do not believe in, we open ourselves up to ‘war’. War in our own souls. War between our internal and external worlds. War in the outcomes of our lives. We live a disintegrated life. And when the bubble bursts, we are the ones that will be expelled.
Is there a purpose to all the stories in the Bible? Is there a purpose to this all-engaging worship? Can faith not be done in an arms length arrangement? Can one not believe that there is a God without reading a book this God is supposed to have written through people, get to know a son he is supposed to have birthed through a virgin, and be among people alleged to be of like faith called the church – who largely have human failings?