I am a free-lance singer and writer trying to practice "saying what I mean, meaning what I say, and not saying it mean." My goal on this blog is to provoke conversations in which we can be real in sharing with one another -- free to express our points of view, even when we differ. Just today, I posted MY CYBER LINKS under that label (see adjacent list). I am available, and I love it when we get to encourage one another!
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Gathering in Christ
Now while Peter wondered within himself what this vision which he had seen meant, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon's house and stood before the gate. And they called and asked whether Simon, whose surname was Peter, was lodging there. While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men are seeking you. Arise, therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing. For I have sent them."
When we are born-again, we all have
visions…of what Jesus wants us to be, and the great thing is to learn not to be
disobedient to the vision… The healthiest exercise for the mind of a Christian
is to learn to apprehend the truth granted to it in vision… By prayer and
determination, we have to form the habit of keeping ourselves soaked in the
vision God has given. The difficulty with the majority of us is that we will
not seek to apprehend the vision; we get glimpses of it and then leave it
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 182 (7/1) From The Philosophy of Sin