With a week off from work Gus and I traveled up north to visit San Francisco. Its always a place where I find inspiration and adventure. Every time I go, I see and visit new places. Its a place that unfolds with art and creativity.
Today as I came in to the church office I saw a young man taking out the trash. I then pictured him as one of the young pastors of the church. I pictured him with his daughter in one arm, the bible in the next and his wife beside him. A man in his destiny. I could clear see what his life would look like as one of the pastors of the church. I then wonder if he ever saw this for his life. Not that a pastor is the greatest spiritual goal but its a place that many wouldn’t ever see themselves being good enough for.
“Good enough.” It’s something we battle with all of our lives. At the end of the day it matters how we see our selves. God has done his part, he had the most poetic love letter written called the Bible. He tells us, “Be strong and courageous”, “For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”
There were once these blind men who wanted their sight. They came before Jesus and Jesus told them, “According to your faith let it be to you.” Their eyes were then open. This made me think of the dreams I’ve told Christ about. I image Him having the same responds..
“According to your faith let it be to you.” Looks like Jesus put the ball in our court, He is now waiting for our heart to align with His plans for our life. Proverbs says, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”
If we can get our heart connected to His, then we will be able to see what He sees…The Future of Possibilities.
I read an impacting passage from C.S. Lewis, “Mere Christianity”, that I feel the need to share with the world, after all, I create these post as a diary of the creative journey that I am on.
Listen and Read..
This rebellion of your moods against your real self is going to come anyway. That is why Faith is such a necessary virtue: unless you teach your moods ‘where they get off’, you can never be either a sound Christian or even a sound atheist, but just a creature dithering to and fro, with its beliefs really dependent on the weather and the state of its digestion. Consequently one must train the habit of Faith.
The first step is to recognize the fact that your moods change. The next is to make sure that, if you have one accepted Christianity, then some of its main doctrines shall be deliberately held before your mind for some time every day. That is why daily prayers and religious readings and churchgoing going are necessary parts of the Christian life. We have to be continually reminded of what we believe. Neither this belief nor any other will automatically remain alive in the mind. It must be fed. And as a matter of fact, if you examined a hundred people who had lost their faith in Christianity, I wonder how many of them would turn out to have been reasoned out of it by honest argument? Do not most people simply drift away?”
For me I kinda have to know why I am doing something, C.S. Lewis explains it perfectly here why its so important for personal devotion with Christ. I highly recommend the book.
“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good”.
You can listen to it on youtube if you like.