"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." ~ Chesterton"It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to." ~ C. S. Lewis"If there were no God, there would be no atheists." ~ Chesterton
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Kinda meditatin’ so to speak, not on nothingness like that would somehow help, but rather on this verse I like, that can indeed help anyone when applied
The Bible challenges believers to... "Always be prepared" (with gentleness, respect and faith..in the Lord's readiness if you will..even if you feel zero respect for the person's base lifestyle that you are humbly communicating with, yes, havin' already done your homework in the Word and in genuine Spirit-led prayer..because it's too easy for any of us believers with a fleshly nature inside to be ill-prepared) "to make a defense" (without acting all military-like-defensive in some snooty sorta way.. that easily repels) "to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you" (cuz any sincere, repentant person with real questions and an inquiring mind will be lovingly welcomed with open arms). 3/15onepeter, emph. mine
Do you like to pour over, pray over, and meditate upon God's Word as you think about people around you that don't yet know Jesus Christ? I whole-heartedly encourage this. Of course some unbelievers we come across feel that they have all the answers already and aren't asking any, some have honest questions and really want to find the truth in a response from you, and others merely have some dishonest questions and perhaps just want to have some fun at your expense to make themselves look better. God can give us love for all of them, for He is used to putting up with all types of folk.
You've really got to visit: Kurt von Schleicher at 7:49 AM