Monthly Archives: July 2010
it is possible to violate rule 1 while seeking the heart of rule 2
it is good to live the Gospel
At CC Szeged (Hungary) this past Sunday, I “gave homework”. Read Romans 14 and 1 Cor 8 and think about what these chapters are teaching and how it applies to living as a follower of Jesus.
It’s a lot to think about. But its really important. It is a recurring theme on this blog. For this writer believes that aside from getting the deal with Jesus worked out, there is no more important thing than human relationships. And too often, human relationships are screwed up because we are selfish. I know, cuz I am. We need to learn to put the other guys first.
From the last post you know I’ve read Muller but what you do not know is how his experienced renewed in me a sense of trust in the greatness and faithfulness of God.
But, there is a question that comes forth, what about all the teaching that exists on how to raise money and the systems that are in place for such?
How do we square this with Muller’s experience?
This is the question I am pondering.
A few months ago I had lunch with a friend and he mentioned George Muller. He then sent me a PDF (where is that file?) with portions of his writing. Last month, I saw Muller’s autobiography in Pastor Nemeth’s library and “borrowed” it (with his permission). This book has blown my mind. What an incredible story! Lamentations say “His mercy is new every morning, great is His faithfulness,” Muller’s story is an amazing illustration of this.
Get it, read it!
On the long ride to DelPest Church the other morning (where Laci presented a great talk on “what we should do” as followers of God), I was thinking about chess. And how we are pieces on a chess board of the human story. I thought of Jesus as the King and the Holy Spirit as the Queen.
The King, having done his work, stands royally, while the queen moves to and fro, up and down and diagonally across the board of life. I thought of how she can help pawns, as they travel on their journey, and can become Rooks, Knights and Bishops as they serve the Kingdom.
But in this chess game, the laws of time and space are suspended since we know that the enemy has indeed placed our king in check, but through his rising, he has put the enemy in check-mate. We are still in the game, but we know who wins. It is good to be a knowing pawn.