Thursday, October 23, 2008

What Do You Think?






Most of us develop our Christianity



along the line of our temperament,





not along the line of God."

   

–Oswald Chambers




Discuss.   (I added my thoughts in the comments).











Robin







8 comments:

Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

DARN IT!

donna said...

Well, that stopped me dead in my tracks! I'll have to ponder this one!

erin said...

This really got me when I read it in my Bible reading time. It is SO true! It is a statement that I will always come back to and check myself by. I am so far from this, but at leat I'm aware of it.

misti said...

Ummm - i am some what confused by this statement - i will have to think about it. I am sure God will show me...:-)

manymeadows said...

I think it just means that we often excuse ourselves because of our personalities...."that's just the way I am", rather than totally relying on God. We can even try to strenghten what is already strong within us, and overlook our weaknesses.

Having our true selves exposed by the Word of God is very devastating. It means loosing ourselves, dying, being broken, and I know I've run from it many times.

Does that make more sense? Do you agree or disagree?

donna said...

Yes, that makes more sense. I agree. Recently, the Lord peeled back the layers of my personality, insecurities, and revealed Himself to me in a way I had not allowed myself to see or experience. When He exposed my deep hidden self-righteous sin (I wasn't even aware was there) and other sins next to His sovereignty and holiness. I felt naked & broken. Words do not express the true brokeness that has taken place. Did I make any sense? I have a little one chatting away in my ear. Which means, my time on here is up!

Great post!

misti said...

okay - i get it now - thanks for explaining - i agree that i do that a lot - i have to memorize a verse sp that it will stay with me and then i will remeber put that verse to work in my life. such as being quick to listen & slow to speak.
thanks for being so helpful!! my hubby and i love the Meadows family and am so glad to know you!!

Anna Meadows said...

I agree, I've fallen into this over the past couple months... let my time with God slip because "Oh, I'm too busy," or "I work for the church... so I should be fine." That is dangerous!