Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Do Not Be Afraid

One last thought about the challenges of "going deep"  and growing in our faith.  I'm still thinking about the pastor Philip Gulley talked about , who was unwilling to ever change his mind about what he believed in.  Why would we do that?

As I wrote in my planner this morning, this quote was across the top of the page:  Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.  (Philip K. Dick)

Our desire to grow in the faith can be hampered by the fear that changing our beliefs can be a rejection of what we have been taught -- a rejection of God.  I think we need to remember that it is God that is moving us along this path of growth.  His sanctifying grace is moving us from what we were to where God needs us to be -- to our potential as his children.  We may go astray, but our stumbles off the path do not change the reality of who God is.  God will not change, and God will not go away.  The reality of God's grace will continue to nudge us and move us along the right path.  I think as long as we are genuine in our desire to move closer to God, God will move us closer to him, even when we trip and fall.

Do not be afraid.  Go deep.

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Blogger birdwatcher said...

Thanks- and Amen.

8:16 AM  

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