Thursday, June 18, 2009

HIS transformation...

Christianity isn't a narcotic that dulls you into obedience. It involves battle-it's excruciating to give up control. but that is why we must not feel despair if we are struggling. To struggle does not mean we are incorrigible. It means we are alive!
A disciple says, "I hear you , Lord. It's the nuttiest thing I ever heard of. It's risky. I'll look like a fool, but I'll do it. Because my life is no longer committed to doing my thing but your thing." Heaven will not be filled with Innocent people, running around saying, "Oh, was there another way? I guess I never noticed." Rather they will say, "You bet there were other options that begged to control me. By God's grace and my struggle, Jesus is my Lord."
Is Jesus' desire to be the Lord of our lives some little fetish of his? Why is it so important to him? Why should we want him to have control of our lives? Besides the fact that he deserves it because of who he is, he knows he is the only one in the universe who can control us without destroying us. No one will ever love your wholeness. The last breath Jesus breathed on this planet was for you. And the great and joyful paradox is that while he totally transforms us he makes us more ourselves than ever before.

9 comments:

Strongblkwmn said...

Thank you for that. I really needed it this morning.

CareyCarey said...

Yes, there is a way!

Emmie said...

Right on point

Stacye / A Child of God said...

Beautifully said! There is no need for you to feel blue (as spoken on facebook). Your transformation is divinely ordered and believe it you not if we just let God have His way He will give us understanding and peace along the way.

Love you sis!

Solomon said...

Beautifully said!

crochet lady said...

Great thoughts for the day, thanks.

Love ya, Jen

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
Amen Amen!! I was so happy to see you(((Hugz))) I know we get busy, but we know how to find each other, and we are just a click away
(smile). I like when you said..he knows he is the only one in the universe who can control us without destroying us. The enemy is the one who wants to control and destroy us, but praise be to God who gives us the vistory through jesus Christ our Lord.

Luv Ya Lorie

A Lady's Life said...

I think the Christian religion is just about the most ingenious in the whole world.
It has no desire to blunt your mind. It speaks to every one the same and it invites you to understand the words spoken . Once you understand, once understanding takes place, you will be led of your own free will because there will be no reason to disagree. :)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi China,
What a great post!
I wanted to thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment on my post. I'm glad you like the fairy dust! To be honest with you, I was feeling a little bit silly about it until I started to get all those favourable comments about it. So a big "Thank you" from me to you. I'm glad we're friends too, and I have an award for you on my post today if you would like to stop by and pick it up! Have a lovely day.

Blessings & hugs,
Sandi