Saturday, April 30, 2016


One of the most outlandish phenomenons of knowing God is experiencing His radical newness.  All through the years, those who seem to make effort to follow God fall into two categories; those who leave God for organized religion or those who lean into God for refreshing new life day by day.  I have been both along the way.  Jesus was correct; the Law will kill and the Spirit will give life.

Aging according to God's directives and expectives develop, also, in two zones.  First, the outer man decays.  Second, the inner man renews.  The outer shell doesn't experience the resurrection; thus a new body will be received to house the eternally new spirit of man.  We will always be younger today than yesterday effective at the rebirth in baptism; Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father so we too might walk in NEWNESS of life...Romans 6:4.

From wrinkles to cataracts to more drastic decline, the aging body becomes a testimony verifying God's steady insight.  The joy develops when we connect the visual of the decay with the promise of inner renewal.  It seems He knows of what He speaks.

NEW is simply mega-exciting!  I would never in my wildest imagination would have guessed that being in the church could be so wired for wonder and awe.  Those who are driven to keep the church the way it has always been will note a correlation between decline of the physical body and the church body as they both age.  But....but when we live for the happens!

It is a biblical truth that the older we get the newer we are to be.

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day...II Corinthian 4:16.

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