Thursday, January 17, 2013


While seeing they do not see.  While hearing they do not hear.  It seems Jesus was the one to reflect upon these concepts.

I'm convinced abundant life goes on before me (us) in much greater fashion than my piddly awareness.  Therefore, I wish to draw you into a zone that perhaps could be presently a void where you live.

John Eldredge makes a stunning comment that, I believe, could/should/would awaken an army for Kingdom life.  I believe we must add two spiritual disciplines to everyday life.  The first is worship.  We must adore God deliberately, regularly.  The other is grief.  We must allow a time for sorrow to do our own personal sowing.  I see no other way to care for our hearts.

Worship and grief.  Two things Eldredge calls to our immediate paths.

Worship should be simple enough; except is isn't.  Christians have a tendency to gather (even in massive assemblies) for reasons which are all about us; does the music, decor, message, and minister fit me?  God is to be worshipped, admired, adored.  There is great need for us to intensify our lip service away from us and toward Him.

Grief?  Grief would never be considered as a necessary discipline by most.  Rather it serves as a call to figure a way of escape.  Much of life's value is tossed in the garbage of humanity's walk because we fail to recognize the potential buried within disappointment and suffering.  Grief is not our enemy.  Rather it is an awakening force notifying the soul of wonder, potential, and hope.

Those who sow in tears
       will reap with songs of joy.
He who goes out weeping,
       carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
      carrying sheaves with him.
                                  Ps. 126:5-6

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