Friday, June 18, 2010

God's Revelation Above Our Experience

I'm not sure how to write this in a way that will grab your attention.  I don't have any stories in mind and it's very late at night.  One thing, however, has become clear as I've been talking with people over the past few days, whether it's about church issues or their own lives -- It's always better to trust God's Revelation than our own experience.  Trusting our own experience, our own feelings or our own "conscience" will always get us into trouble.  That's why we need to bring our experience, our feelings, and our conscience into line with God's Word, centered in Jesus Christ, instead of the other way around.  Interpreting and applying God's Word is not "easy," but with the help of the Holy Spirit of God, which is given to those who trust Jesus and humbly ask for revelation, the Word of God can be brought to bear on every circumstance of our lives.  Don't fall into the trap of relying on your experience.  That's always a dead end road.  More later.

Added Sunday morning, June 20:  Interesting conversation going on over on facebook on this note!/note.php?note_id=406213194823.  Joining facebook is free.

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  1. Interesting conversation going on over on facebook on this note!/note.php?note_id=406213194823