Archive for April, 2013

You had best become psychologically comfortable with being both masculine and male.

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/insert snark/:  Ministry Today magazine lists some ways to solve the problem of sexual immorality in ministry.    Number one on the list:   Don’t wear cologne.   /end snark/.

Single Christian man blogger Wintery Knight hits one out of the park.    The take away quote:

 

“One of my favorite questions to ask women who I am courting is “If we were married for a day, legally, and before God, what are some of the things that you would want to do to me and for me?”

If you are a single Christian woman and are wondering if this is narcissistic and where this is going, please consider that many of your sisters have not yet heard that there are two people in a marital relationship, or have glossed this over.      Asking the question the other way is fine, too.

 

Credo #15: The Fertilizer

Posted: April 22, 2013 in Credo

Once I saw in a catalog for a garden soil supplement a series of pictures taken of a plant; examples of which were grown in soil that had been caused to be deplete in various elements or substances.    Here, a plant might have yellowish, sickly leaves … in another example; growth would be stunted.  In yet another the plant might be deformed.

Assuredly, one cannot learn the whole of this Way …  We are all seeing in part.   And what one needs to grow is not necessarily what another needs to grow.   Assuredly, you are not going to get anywhere by relying solely on your favorite pastor, teacher; or even blog!

My point is two fold:  My intention in this blog has been create something like fertilizer, if you will.   I am hopeful, as I draw it soon to something like completion, that I have added supplements to your ‘diet’ that may have been lacking or driven out from you in your fellowship.   It is also to point out, to repeat, that what you lack personally, your Father knows; and this has a bearing in how your Christian life will play out.  Trying to be a clone of someone else is not going to succeed because you are different and unique, and on your own path.  Thus one might serve one way; another might train another.    …All still part of what the demons see as an army, terrible with banners, spread out through time and space.

Eat your fertilizer.  🙂

Credo #16: The paralysis

Posted: April 22, 2013 in Credo

If you are seeking after Him and finding Him; if you are being obedient in putting down the old nature and seeking to hear Him, this will be the primary tactic of your adversary:   To paralyze you.    He may only be able to do this in some part of your life; or maybe in more than one; but this will assuredly be your enemy’s tactic.   PARALYSIS.     This does not mean that ‘movement’ is always good.   But your adversary will either seek to have to come to believe there is no movement or that ‘movement’ is not possible in that spot.    It is worth considering, to extend Paul’s metaphor of the body (are you all eyes …?) a bit; that this applies to community life with other believers as well.

Credo #17: His Hand

Posted: April 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

If you believe that His hand of protection can be taken from nations; you should infer it can be taken from individuals.    Whether this comes about because one steps outside of His specific leading in a hostile environment; whether He himself takes one to a desert from that one does not return; all this is trite.    It’s not about Him wanting to bust you.   It’s about the idea that His protection is not something you have because you deeply feel you should have it, regardless of your actions.    If it pleases His majesty, He can send you down the mouth of a metaphorical dragon; which you might be pleased to do if you don’t trip over your own feet.    I can’t say that He would not cover you in His grace in such a time   …  I just mean to say that you can not presume on His gracious protective hand; any more than a nation can.