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Born a Texan, but traveled the US extensively.  Now staying on the East coast.

Friday, April 18, 2014

maybe a bit of how i believe, appropriate for Good Friday 2014

The start is as some one who believes Jesus as the Son of God,
but after that i am so far from sometimes even being good - i will try not to ever judge others.

I hold on to something given to me a long time ago,
maybe because i know i have a problem with pride and haughtiness.

from the haunting, grasping insecurity that causes us to run from others.

Brokenness releases us from the clutch of fear that grips us in strife and intense defensiveness.  It is God's love manifested through a human soul; its tender compassion make obsolete the cold hard assertion of person or position.

Brokenness is responding in faith when the situation clearly offers defeat;  it is overcoming the hurt and refusing the anger caused by a beloved's insensitivity.

Brokenness requires trust:  it means drawing very close to the Father, trusting that He loves you and is showering His mercy upon you.

Humility loves in the face of unlove.  it empowers us to be self-effacing; it allows us to consider others better than ourselves.

Humility stands defenseless before an accuser, neither needing nor preparing an answer.

Humility does not remonstrate or agitate; it quietly confirms that a man can die to himself.

Humility allows the response of Jesus, the Son of God.  It gives access into powerful and creative suffering

reference reading:  Zephaniah 3:11-13

The Lord Jesus was gentle and humble, despising not people, but sin.  As God's Son He and unfathomed authority and power, yet He was so meek that small children approached him eagerly and fearlessly.  Though we have been given the treasure of Christ, we are human and some of the markings of our humanity are hard-heartedness and pride.  We often esteem ourselves superior, not just to unbelievers, but also to each other.  the Lord, in His tender love, has committed Himself to making us holy, the working in our personalities and lives the godliness that we know in His Son.

okay, so you get a glimpse...
then i mix science with this and things become more unusual...

Yes, i believe in an evolutionary process, with God directing all the way, but then i get into physics...
We have classical physics, which describes what we see, experience and measure and it seems very orderly.
Then we have quantum physics, which describes thing at the sub-atomic level, what we can not see, and it breaks down into probability?
That is amazingly wonderful and tells me, 
for all those who which to put God into some box and limit who He is,
you can not limit God nor can we ever really know Him...
This gets me back to that song that i have to get on MP3 for you.
Isaiah 40:12 - Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?

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