Thing is, in most places today, Christianity is in fashion. But we must ask ourselves if we really will stick around and proclaim this faith when Christianity becomes out-of-fashion in this world.
Without fear in your heart, you worship becomes undiluted and pure, and you will be rest assured that your service to God is acceptable.
A fundamental truth to a growing reputation is that it is so easy to confess our sins to God, but our reputation rarely allows us to be vulnerable to our brothers and sisters. Because they have such high hopes and expectations, we don't want to fail them. So we keep our failings to ourselves, blocking off godly help because it makes us lose our "charm".
I did a little reasoning. If it were all about the money, only Christians would be rich. If it were all about the power, only Christians would be in power. I reasoned, we can't share all that with non-Christians if that were the very height of our calling.
I find that hardline policies and rules don’t necessarily produce discerning, godly disciples. Lord, help us, and grant us wisdom in a spirit of humility, truth, and love.
I went along this Sunday to a service where I knew the preacher was and has been preaching on what we would call ” hyper grace.” It is always good to hear first hand and living in Kansas, we have every kind of church here so one can check out these teaching’s for one’s self. Listening to the sermon, I was reminded of an analogy given by Tozer I believe. He talked about a man of God who loved God and studied His Word all of his life and mined the depths of it and always pursued a deeper more intimate walk with the Lord. Near his death in old age, he proclaimed that the more he knew about God, the less he knew about God. Just how vast and ultimately unknowable He was to us mere mortals in this flesh, although He fills our minds and our hearts and…
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