God, Hope & Helping Others
"If the light that is in you be darkness how great is that darkness?" Luke 11:35
Did you ever really sit down and consider this statement: If the light that is in you, the greatest source of revelation and hope and expectation is just not working as it used to: if the moment by moment relationship has become a dry religious 3- times- a -week system then this article is for you:
A new born babe is nurtured moment by moment by the closeness and warmth and affirmation of the mother as well as by milk every 2 hours or as often as it needs it: There was a time when you and I were nurtured on the pure sincere milk of the Word and we co-ed and gurgled and felt so safe and so wanted. Then gradually over months or years something happened to rob us of that closeness and simplicity. What was it? In the words of Hillary Clinton: "What Happened?"
You may now think I'm no longer a babe, I'm an adult: I don't need that childhood closeness and warmth: I have studied Theology and Church structures "the purpose driven" evangelism: That's fine but there was no need of all that when you were almost at one with Christ: people noticed and longed for what you had: They stopped you in the streets and in Cafés, they hungered and thirsted for the relationship that was filling your every moment and meeting all the desires of your heart:How many are stopping you now? So what happened?
What exactly was that light that was in you?
Where was it lost along the way? Do I really really want it back?
Is this article for you for if its not then better stop reading for the moment.
Is there a system that has taken over your life: A system that has usurped that precious closeness of early days: A system that has now invaded all your thinking about Christ: A system that has made itself indispensable? What is that system? Who is behind it? Are you now just faithful to that system and no longer faithful to Christ? Did that system die for you --personally? how could you be so blind:
Paul said: "Oh foolish Galatians who has bewitched you?" Strong language:
Some I'm sure listened to his admonitions and found the old ways again: Others paid no heed and lost even the little spark of joy and freshness remaining:
Make it your motto in 2018