Friday, November 11, 2011

Two Books

This morning I had a big chunk of time (unexpectedly) all to myself! (Don't tell your aunts or Grandpa...Grandpa needed things down at the hospital...I didn't volunteer. A fact of which I am not proud.) Anyway...

I finished two books. Two! Both this morning!

One book was, well, confusing. Not in the "I don't understand, I need clarity" kind of way. But, in a "this has a bit of good stuff in it, but, ohhh, the inconsistencies with the written Word of God, ohhh..." kind of way. I tackled this book like I do most of my books...yellow highlighter, Bible (many versions), pen by my side and a call to God to reveal His truth to me. In this particular book I have !, and an occasion "Amen!" or "Agree!", a bit of highlighting, also ?, ???, some crossing out of the author's words, and lots of verses scribbled in the margins. Written (with my hard-to-read handwriting) at the end of the book;

Hebrews 1:1,2~"God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, Whom He appointed heir of all things, through Whom also He made the world." !!! (The ! are mine.)


John 10:27~"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me." !!!

That's all I'm going to say about that book.

The other book, The Saving Life of Christ, written by Major W. Ian Thomas, pointed me to Jesus! In this book;

"Jesus Christ Himself is the final exegesis of all truth. He is all that we need to know about God, and He is all that we need to know about man. If 'to live in the land' is to enjoy that quality of life which is made possible only by virtue of allowing Him to live His life in us, we could not do better than to conclude our studies in this book by turning our eyes again upon Him, whose perfect humanity is matched only by His perfect deity...It is for you to be-it is for Him to do! Restfully available to the Saving life of Christ, enjoying 'the richest measure of the diving Presence, a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself,' instantly obedient to the heavenly impulse-this is your vocation, and this is your victory!"

Colossians 2:9,10b~"For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete..."

Greg, Ali and Nick, fix your eyes on Jesus. Listen to His voice. Yield yourselves to Him. Allow Him to be your very Life.


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