Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength - # 145
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Michael gives an outstanding analogy that provides much needed insight into one of the most widely quoted but perhaps least truly understood verses in all of Scripture. Read carefully this day’s writing and see how you will begin to “love the Lord your God” (and “understand” many other truths) in stages as the days go by…
Love the lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. --Mark 12:30
Many make the mistake of wanting to understand exactly what is entailed in their commitment to give all to God before they take the step. They must realize that giving our all cannot be understood before it is revealed over the years we live with the Lord. We will not know what giving all means until we die; all that Jesus personally means to us is not revealed in one day, but rather over the course of a lifetime. A good analogy is marriage. In the wedding ceremony we pledge to give all, but we will not know exactly what all is involved in that until the day that we die. In giving all to God, the important thing is that we do it once with our mouth; though we may feel nothing or experience no change, He will reveal in stages what we have done with those words.
Yellow – VIP, Very Important Point Green – IT, Incredible Truth
Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches Pink – PV, Priceless Victory
When will we ever learn “just doing” without having to have “understanding before doing”??? When we learn just that, we move giant leaps forward in experiencing God. Perhaps the “now” generation (I want it now! …instant gratification generation) has hindered many from ever abandoning themselves to trust and obey God. I wonder how many Christians will live a more relaxed and comfortable and productive “life as a Christian” with just the simple understanding that Michael gives us today about “just doing” before we “have understanding.” Should help a lot of Unbelieving Believers or Doubters…
Barbara and I have been married a little over 48 years…and, I now know that I am still getting understanding as to all that is involved in the pledge (marriage vow) that I made a little over 48 years ago! Get this…til death do we part. And NOW, I can begin to see that I verbally gave all to God back in June of 1980 when I was Born Again…and I can look back and see that all the years since, God has been revealing (and it has been in stages!) what I had done with those words. Well, amen!
And, isn’t it beautiful that it takes so much pressure, and so many questions, off my plate! I can relax and trust God to reveal more and more as time goes by, and watch my understanding expand all the while! Hallelujah!
p.s. I can quit acting like I know it all right now…
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