Thursday, February 09, 2017


The realm of God is indefinable, unlabelable, and profoundly uncapturable.  How about those words?

The reason for mentioning this trend is that there is a tendency for a few of us who are deeply engaged in the world of church to responsibly establish and then  firmly defend our positions.  And yes, the Bible calls for us to defend our faith; but that faith is to be an expandable and growing entity rather than a locked-down shut-down dispensary of elementary rules.

Jesus died fighting the very nature of religious men who strove to put a grip on the realm of explanation of God's approach.  Are we, then, not able to know Truth?  Oh, may such never be the case.  Rather, we will want to live as students more than rule-keepers.  Our bent will be from a hunger to continue the learning curve of Heaven which is thrilling and absolutely, even contagiously, very alive.

Some are quite able to simply read the Bible and move upward into a newer understanding than the day before.  Praise God for such spiritually aligned minds.  However, some of us need to hear ideas from gifted authors who have such a knack for opening our hearts toward God by the wonderful truths they have discovered.  I am grateful for both camps of learners.

For those who find it valuable to learn from spiritual teachers, I would recommend the following books:
  1.  For the Love by Jen Hatmaker
  2.  The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero
  3.  When the Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd
  4.  The Last Addiction by Sharon A. Hersh
  5.  The Importance of Being Foolish by Brennan Manning

(The first two are newer and the latter three are older works.)

May the Kingdom of God perpetually be a true and ever expanding actuality for your courageous walk with the King.  We aren't in this to take up either time or space.  We are in this to grow closer to Him and in that process we might help one another along the way.  Love God and love people...I believe was a concept that Jesus put forth for our consideration.

Enjoy...really enjoy...the unfolding nature of the Kingdom of God.

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