Oh, how I have enjoyed thy comments! I am experiencing a sense that the Holy Spirit is working still. Seekers, keep seeking. The end is in sight. Those wallowing in complacency: Enjoy the burr under the saddle.
Don’t think for a moment that my own church is not guilty of sin. God help us, we are mired in it. Sins of complacency; sins of luxury. Lies and deceptions and abuses. I have a daily prayer struggle to keep going with it. I have tried to leave but could never quite get out of the yard. Well, let your light so shine.
I found as thy comments came in that there was a sense of growing in the Spirit, an attempt to define and hold on to something that has been so intangible. Quakers were the Spirit-led Anglicans, and they were led right out of the steeple houses and into something else. But remember the old Buddhist saying: When you find yourself in a place, do not be easily moved from it.
And to add to that: The Dalai Lama spoke recently in Toronto. Among the things he said, which may surprise some and not surprise others, is that Westerners should stay with their own religion. There is enlightenment there.
It is never an easy road to walk, following Christ. It is never easy to hear painful Truth. And Jesus said this: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by me.”
There is nothing less at stake than thy Life and His eternal Love. He would not see any of us die eternally. God did not make His creation to perish but to Live, and to Live eternally as He is eternal.
If thee is wavering in thy commitment to Christ, if thee is unsure if He is what thee seeks, then the answer is Yes. Commit, for He is the answer. There isn’t another one. One Truth. One Love.
Don’t wait until thee is certain. Thee will never know the fullness of Him. Be with the desperate father who cried to Jesus, “Lord, I believe! Help my unbelief!” That man didn’t wait, didn’t look for further explanations. He simply went to Jesus and cried in fear of losing his child. Thee is that man; thee is that child.
Fall in love with Jesus and thee will get to know Him.