Acorns From Oakes

Seeing With Our Father's Eyes

More Now Than Ever

I have more questions now than ever, but I am not nearly as insistent upon their answers. I am more aware of my pre-conceived notions now than ever and I’d really love to be rid of all of them. I hold a much smaller inventory of faith’s essentials than I once did and I really believe the Bible led me here! I shy away from playing the role of judge far more now than ever before and I am truly at peace with that. I can see much more clearly now how capable I am of sinning against my Lord and those I love and I hate it more now than ever before. I am more grateful now than ever for the long, long line of His amazing people that God stationed along my pathway to help me keep going, to show me such faithful love, to teach me His ways and to help me believe that I could actually be a part of God’s work in the world. I am less at home in the land of my pilgrimage but more grateful for my journey here than ever before. And I am more taken with our Wonderful Jesus, more desirous of honoring Him, more willing to bend my knees and own Him as LORD. I pray that the fear I always carry with me of my life ending in disgrace to His pure and lovely Name, will never materialize. Because of Him I believe, I hope/expect, I pray, more now than ever before, that my life will not have been lived in vain. Please, dear Lord!

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3 thoughts on “More Now Than Ever

  1. Gail on said:

    Psm 146 I like because of what it says like this “I will praise God all of my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Do not put trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed is he whose help is in the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God. Praise the Lord.

  2. George Mearns on said:

    Doug,

    Finishing up a very good book on asking questions and the adventure it is. It’s by Matthew Lee Anderson and called The End of Our Exploring. I have really enjoyed it, some very thoughtful insights on scripture. I also see the churches of Christ in some of our ways of studying and not studying (at least from my perspective). It is worth reading. I wish I had a book like this many years ago, but then I’ve gone through a lot to be able to see his ideas today.

  3. Art Lynch on said:

    Thanks Doug. Very insightful and encouraging.

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