As Much As We Allow?
Many people tell me they just don’t know much about God. They’ve “believed” in Him, they’ll admit… but frankly, they’ve never had any real encounter. It’s God’s fault in the minds of the spiritually blind. “Hey, He’s God… if He wanted to show Himself He could easily do so!” they might cry. But the truth is that God did show Himself to us. Jesus was (and is) God, the perfect representation of our Heavenly Father. The Spirit of God (yea, the “Third Person” in that whole “Triune God” thing) now testifies to who God is. If we’re honest, we have as much information about, and, as much of God as we choose to allow to seep into our hearts. Sure, it’s all about growing in faith, but our hearts are the place where that either grows or is assassinated by our fleshly desires. God is like a flood that will trickle into every nook and cranny of our lives, but the odd thing about it is that He leaves us with the keys to the floodgates. That’s what some call “choice”… and what each of us will eventually call either what allowed redemption to flood into our sinful existences, or the fateful decision that eternally forbids we ever enter His presence. Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you”; and their sight was restored.” Matthew 9:29-30a In Christ, PastorJimKilby @Kilbin8er Jim@JamesKilby.com