Being polite is so rare these days that it's often confused with flirting.
A thermometer measures temperature while a thermostat establishes and maintains a desired temperature. The question is: Are you a “thermometer” simply relaying the spiritual temperature of your environment or are you a “thermostat” establishing and maintaining the spiritual temperature you desire to see in your environment?
My inner geek wants to know when “the church” became more like “The Borg” - a lifeless group trying to assimilate others in our own image.
The Princess Bride (one of my favorite movies) tells us that “as you wish means I Love You”. And I am here to tell you that they are right. As you wish means I Love You – In Luke 22:42 Jesus is praying to God the Father regarding His soon to be crucifixion and says “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Simply put – “not my will but yours be done” is Jesus’ way of saying “AS YOU WISH”. There is no better example of Love than that of Jesus saying to God the Father: I love you and your children so much that I will do “AS YOU WISH” and lay down my life so that they may have eternal life. I know what Jesus accomplished when He loved the Father and us enough to say “AS YOU WISH”. But I wonder what God could accomplish through us if we loved Him enough to truly say to Him “AS YOU WISH”
Wondering how different our daily destinations would be if we were following the Holy Spirit instead of bringing Him along with us?
"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you will never create anything original" - Sir Ken Robinson
I am sorry that we have put so much effort into giving you everything we didn’t have, that we’ve neglected to give that which we did have.
We didn’t teach you: