I don’t even know quite how to start this post. So I will just start and see where it takes me.
I have been on Worthy for some time, I met my wife here and we have a God filled, incredible marriage. We are on the leadership of our church and she sings in the worship group. We have home group, prayer meetings, etc, at our house. I have another “rustic” home in Mozambique from where mostly now, because of my work commitments, my brother does a lot of the outreach at the mission we serve there. (Over 15 years, civil war and landmines included). My wife and I also go into southern Mozambique and the capitol Maputo with my pastor and teach rural pastors how to teach and run church under scriptural lines when we can.
She maintains the website for the orphanage our church runs, and this requires her full time commitment as well, because through it we get the sponsorship we need to raise 17 kids, some HIV positive, who we house, feed and send to school, and feed another 60 kids or so one meal a day at a local school.
We do this because we Love Jesus, no more no less. It is not works, we don’t even question that. It is because we are sort of driven to do it. We love doing it, all, including our service time at church where we clean toilets, serve tea, carry sound equipment, etc.
Why am I telling you this?
So that you understand where I am coming from when I say what I wanted to say when I started writing.
I read posts about aliens, demons, evolution, days, moons, politics, bible/s, end times, horses and helicopters, etc, and sometimes I despair.
Because for me it is so simple, and I don’t get why other people who profess to be believers, don’t get how simple it really is. Why they love to complicate things.
For me it’s about Jesus and the fact that He Loves me! Really, many of us don’t get what that actually means. They can’t accept it. Get that, and you get IT. Everything else fades into inconsequentials.
Tertullian said “But we prefer if it must be so, to be less wise in the scriptures, than to be wise against them”
God, through Solomon said,
Ecc 12:11 The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd.
Ecc 12:12 My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Ecc 12:13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
Ecc 12:14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.
And His commandment is to Love.