Called To Faith

Believers are called to believe in the living, active and victorious Lord. The One who lived, walked, taught, died, and rose to new life, conquering death to make a way for us to escape its grip and its ‘so forever’ penalty! It’s a simple ‘faith’ thing, so simple yet so complex, that we may tangle up its simplicity with our theology and head knowledge completely missing the soul mark and the fundamentals of it. It’s not a Social Gospel, It’s not about what we do and how much we do! It’s about our solid faith in our Saviour and what He’s done for us, not what we do for Him. Our works won’t cut it! But our faith in Jesus’ will.

The thing is, It’s not all that difficult, but it’s not just ‘simple’ either and we don’t have to understand it, we just have to accept it!

We’re called to enter into a faith that’s abstract and yet so very concrete and solid! Abstract, because we can’t see the one true God we worship, but solid because we see His creation, and we know that we know that we know, He’s present in our lives! Believers, without doubt, know that He has saved, renewed and transformed old life into new! We stand amazed in His presence when we stand before Him justified, cleansed, and forgiven in our moment of belief! That ~ beautiful one is a solid faith in a sovereign God! Old desires have passed and the new desire within our very being is to live to please Him. Oh yeah ~ That’s true saving faith; where divine grace meets us in the old mud puddles of yesterday and the same old, same old, that once got our attention and drew us into the sinking mire, dissipates before us, as we grow and mature in the faith! It’s called freedom and It’s a sweet life ~ no, it’s not easy; it’s not a bed of roses, and the way is difficult and long and heavy and broken at times ~ but it’s sweet and it’s abundant!

It’s not simple; it’s very complex to a hardened heart. Undeserved? Yeah, it’s undeserved, but we’re under grace and losers are winners in God’s economy. When He graces us with unconditional love, it’s a defining moment in our history, when the old is gone and the new has come.

We are so lavishly graced with such an awesome opportunity to repent and be freed of our bondage. Why do we linger on the fringes when now is the time of salvation?

“Behold now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation”

2 Corinthians 6:2.

What Do We Do With That?

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So, was it really so? Did a co – pilot take down the plane? So ~ then no one really knows who’s flying our planes these days, taking who knows who to who knows where ~ or not??? Just sayin’
— feeling confused.

So what do we do with that? This world is so messed up and apparently we can’t trust the pilots, even though they’ve made it through their high quality testing and all security rules and regulations. On board to assist in the flight of a plane and instead take it over and take it down with all passengers in one big explosion! How senseless? How crazy? How would this happen with our strict security regulations of air flight? No answers and never any concrete solutions. Not in this world.

There are no concrete solutions to the abstractness of everything going on around us? It appears the more men try to fix issues and take control the more out of hand it gets. It shakes the very core of our being and strikes fear into our souls. For sure this is a time when we need our faith in God to be a substantial concrete foundation for our fleeting lives; built on the solid rock that can’t move or wash away or change with the winds, or the times. An abstract faith in stuff won’t cut it to give us any sense of peace because possessions are here today and gone tomorrow. They explode in plane crashes, go up in smoke with fires, rust and decay in bad weather. Yeah, maybe they’re  fun for a time but without any promise of hope!  We need God ~ the One True sovereign God who knows the end from the beginning and knows that the world is the way it is because sin is sin and the world is full of it. The One who knows planes will go down, trains will derail, cars will crash, people will kill, and thieves will steal! The One who knows fires will devastate, tsunamis will flood, earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and tornadoes will destroy! He knows all about the bad things and the sin that rampages the world. and yet, in His love, He came to offer the salvation solution and free us from its icy grip. The world won’t heal until it’s people do and the salvation God offers is the only way!

Turning, repenting, humbling and healing. It’s the only way to find peace in a senseless world where there is no peace.

2 Chronicles 7: 13 -14
“If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. “Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.…

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