Life can be a real burden, like blowing into the wind, or pushing water up hill. We seem to be on a merry-go-round and we are sitting on the horse that is going up and down and round and round.
Life is too complicated. Life is complicated, as it starts before we are ready, it continues while we are still trying to figure out the point of it; and it ends long before we have figured it out
We need to simplify things; to slow down and smell the coffee, to take the dogs for a walk, to lie on the beach or stroll through the woods. We need to ‘Keep it Simple Stupid.’ We need to KISS more often. We need to experience some simple pleasures from life again.
The KISS principle needs to be applied to this forum. We have waded through some heavy stuff here of recent months. We have batted and swotted our way around the Kingdom of God. We have struggled over and under the meaning of the ‘gospels.’ We have worked our way in and out of ‘Gods grace.’ All this has been pressurized stuff and for some of us; explosive. We have been introduced to some heavy theological weights in Reformed thinking and Arminianism.
Are we really building up the body of Christ with these topics? Are we bringing glory to Christ and his work? As we read these a-for mentioned blogs are we being build up in our most holy faith?
Let’s pause and have a cup of coffee. We humans are very good at over complicating the things of God. Let’s keep things simple and dwell of the basics of our walk with God.
By Grace we have been lifted out of darkness into his glorious light.
By Grace we have been sealed by the Holy Spirit who is our teacher and counsellor.
By Grace we have a room prepared for us in heaven.
By Grace we are seated in the heavenly places with Christ clothed in his Righteousness.
By Grace all the promises of God are Yes and Amen in Christ.
Does God take pleasure in the above mentioned blogs? Not that I discount the study of theology as I spend four years wrestling with its theories and suppositions, but as is always, the mind, when it comes to the things of God tends to swamp the voice of the Holy Spirit; and the dogmas and ’ pre this and post that and dispensation’s’ take on a life of their own. One of the last frontiers of our bodies to renewed by the Spirit is our mind. – we are to be made new in the attitude of our minds.
As I read the scriptures I see two things that God takes delight in. I may well be wrong and I am willing to be proved wrong. But God rejoices over one sinner that repents and God takes pleasure in his children who have unwavering faith. These simple aspects of our walk, God takes pleasure in. By all means think on the deep issues of God, but let’s remember that God chose the simple and foolish things to confound the wise. But may we not be over taken with our dogmas that we cannot see and hear anything else pertaining to God. Lets take off our precept glasses from time to time as we look into Gods mirror.
Lets weigh up the blog that we are about to publish and ask – will this glorify Christ, will it edify the body, will it cause an weak brother or sister to stumble?