"Faith is the substance of things hoped for." Something like a tube of toothpaste. If I squeeze hope, faith is the substance that comes out.
Grace is is an act. To return Good for Evil is the very essence of Christ's work on the Cross. Grace is also a state of being. If I live in grace then grace must flow from my life into the lives of others. If nothing flows, there is no presence of God in my Life.
"And He was amazed at their lack of faith" Mark 6:6 "From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of … Continue reading Amazed at their lack of faith
"When spirituality makes the leap from an abstract belief to a real, live experience, therapists get nervous." - Kyle Arnold
What if all I had was meditation time? ... what's God look like then? If this doesn't seem like Heaven to you, then perhaps you might rethink being there for eternity.
“I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence;
I possess knowledge and discretion." Prov. 8:12
When I think about it, most places don't let me bring my dog. We understand (sort of.) For instance it's conventional to think that taking a dog into a restaurant is a 'health' hazard. But Elsie is everywhere at home and we're never sick. Motels are another example. If you've ever had to look for a "pet friendly" … Continue reading Further Dogly Thoughts…