Saturday, February 19, 2011

Come to life

It takes a while for some ideas to come to life. Some propositions fall into the conversation many times, rejected as impractical, silly, or unworkable. Then someone picks up the idea again, turns it in a new direction, and it is suddenly brilliant!

Many scientific hypotheses and theological speculations started that way. Gradually as they are explored, they come into the mainstream, not only as possibilities, but as logical reality. The law of gravity, planets revolving around the sun instead of the sun moving around the earth, God as Creator... these--among many other ideas--seem far-fetched or well-accepted, depending on the culture and time in history. They have been hotly contested. Some people still don't believe them, sticking to childhood fantasies over evidence, faith, and probability.

What's glaringly obvious in my life that has still to be embraced as truth? What are you holding onto, either from the past or from lack of information, that is shaping your reality? 

Read more:
*For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it. . . . He whispers in their ears and terrifies them with warnings. He makes them turn from doing wrong; he keeps them from pride." Job 33:14, 16–17 NLT

*Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. Proverbs 19:21 NLT

*Be very careful, then, how you livenot as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery.

Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:15-21 NIV

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