When I came to Christ it was not much around feelings. Yes, I know that most evangelism these days is that: it was reading a series of books demonstrating that Christ had lived and there were sufficient witnesses to say that he rose again. That changed everything. His death for my wrongdoing made sense, and the miracles made sense because they are unexplainable to man: only God could do it.
What I would add is that God wishes that all come to him, and those whom he calls will respond. Yes, paradox, Yes, both true.
that final step is the hardest of all to take. I know. I was in your exact position for years before I bent the knee. Believing that any man, even the Son of God, could walk on water, turn water into wine, turn loaves into fishes, and – most preposterous of all – rise from the dead, seems absurd until you take that last step. And it’s terrifying, because it involves something that can’t be explained, rationalised, or quantified.
But it’s real.
As Adam said – don’t sweat it. When the Lord calls to you, He will do so in a way that you cannot deny. But ultimately, it’s always your choice to listen to Him.
Didact, commenting at Adam’s place
The question then is how should we live. For our lives will be considered a scandal to those who choose not to be of Christ. They have weaponized tolerance, damned hate, and are working on morphing kindness to their will, so none can speak truth, and all are in fear, converged.
12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and [e]be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
We are flawed. The woke will go through out posts and find anything they find hateful, but any one of knows that most days our vices leak out. Every day we fight with those tendencies. But we have tools to help us.
The word of God.
The knowledge that we have been chosen by God, for this time, to do good and bear witness to Christ.
The correction of our brothers and sisters.
And the songs of this season.
This is not a smooth season. It will he hard. The over leveraged, the foolish, the lazy, the fat will be found out: firms, administrations and people. It is a time to do good and to abide in God. For he has been with us in all this.
So, today, a third song. I think we all need some.