Day 6, again!
"It is a great relief when someone else is in charge."
As I mentioned in this morning's email, chapter 6 is a big one. One that stumped me. One that ALMOST convinced me not to lead this study because of how my brain tosses and turns contemplating this theology.
Yet, under the same breath I read: "The Bible does not explain everything necessary for our intellectual satisfaction, but it explains everything necessary for our obedience and hence for God's satisfaction."
And just lie Moses, Noah, Abraham... dozens more... stepped out in faith before knowing the next step. This #LiveSlowBibleStudy was my small act of obedience. So I trust Him.
Now.. let's talk about our responsibility. God created us. And it brings Him much praise and honor when I choose to follow Him with blind faith.
Our actions do not EARN us our salvation. It is a way we display our love for Him. It's how we show Him we are thankful for the breath in our lungs, the food on our table, the love in our lives.
I'll leave you with this:
"A preacher went out to see a wheat farm. He and the farmer stood looking over the beautiful waves of grain and the preacher said, 'Well, John, you and God have surely done a good job here.' The farmer pushed his hat back on his head, gazed silently at the field, and said slowly, 'You shoulda seen it when God had it by Himself.'"
Tomorrow we dive into what God says about being disciplined with our bodies. Stick with me! Don't run from that feeling... God may be teaching you big things. Listen to Him and let go of fear!