“30) As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proved; He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him.
31) For who is God, except the Lord? Or who is a rock, except our God?
32) It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
33) He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
34) He teacheth my hands to war, so that the bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
35) Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation; Thy right hand hath held me up, and Thy gentleness hath made me great.
36) Thou hast enlarged my path under me, that my feet did not slip.”
“Even today God’s dealing with self doesn’t make good press. It won’t get front page exposure, produce glory bumps or bring in large love offerings. But here’s the naked truth; We can sing, praise, pray, preach, give and witness all we want; but until the temple of our lives in cleansed from self, we can never know the full measure of God’s presence.
The result of cleansing is to open up the way for deep personal fellowship with God.”
-from p.72 of “A Prophet’s Heart” by Charles Brown.
In this increasingly relativistic cauldron we call “the world,” chaos is fueled by the concept that everyone is entitled to determine their own reality.
It all depends on one’s perspective.
“Perception is reality,” is a common sentiment. More clearly said, “an individual’s perception is their personal reality.” In other words, the way that a person thinks things are, isreality as far as they are concerned.
Changing a person’s perception of reality is no easy thing. Nor should it be (in most cases).
People base their thinking on a variety of approaches. Those who are more analytical are terribly frustrated by others who base their views of reality on their emotions, or what they “want” to be true.
Nowhere do I find this more striking then when people who have nary a religious thought in their daily lives gather together for a funeral. At least 66% of what one hears…