"...hidden in Christ with God" (Colossians 3:3).
What a truth! The closer I get to God, the more tainted and stained the world looks. I tried to watch an Emmy higlights thing on tv yesterday, and I had to turn it off. The stars all looked so blemished and sad, and the conversations were so meaningless.
You mean that being aware of one's own sinfulness ever more acutely is a hopeful symptom, then? Oh, good! A number of years ago in Sunday School someone drew a little diagram, kind of a 'spiritual development timeline' as we mature as Christians: Growing in a sense of God's holiness and perfection was is a line sloping up, growing in a sense of our sinfulness and need in light of it was a line sloping down, and a cross was drawn growing ever bigger to fill up the widening gap in between. That image has been an encouragement so often.A bit like that encouraging acrostic of 'OVERWHELMED' you posted the other day; thank you for that!
I so love this! But sadly not enough people get close to God to recognize they have sinned!
Welcome John, Nomad and Sunshine Blues! Glad you all dropped in! And, of course, Jules, you are welcome, as always! :)I agree John. The world is in such need and the only hope is in Christ. And tv just magnifies the lost condition!Well, yes, Nomad, I guess that is one way of stating it! *grin* Most people run around without seeing their sin and therefore, they have no "use" for God.Sunshine Blue, you have hit the nail on the head! :)
Wow, that is a good quote, Claire! I notice that the more I'm in the Word and in prayer I start to see how unlike God I am because of sin. I think that is actually a good thing because it is humbling and shows us we need His transformation in our lives. Thanks for sharing this!-Christa
The more I study the better I know Him. Knowing Him is loving Him. I don't want to be a dissappointment to anyone who loves me that much.
Gl;ad your mum is making progress - even if slowly - they do heal so much slower as they age.Thank you for the reminder of this truth..i remember struggling with this whole concept in the days before i asked Jesus into my life...Thank you
isn't that the truth! i see with new eyes when those eyes have been reading the WORD ...
eeewww that is so true!
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