Posts tagged christians
Making Room for Intimacy

The most beautiful example of this, of course, is Christ. He, as the groom and we, as the bride, are in this deeply intimate relationship. And while He holds every power of the universe within a single breath, He releases us be our own person, make our own mistakes and choose our own path. Of course, the deeper we are in relationship with Him, we discover our path begins to align with His as He guides us through His Word and His Spirit, constantly presenting us with truth, calling us to follow Him but then letting us do with it what we will. Sometimes we'll make decisions that aren't the best for us. And in those mistakes where we realize that we're messy, we press in to His truth and His love and find intimacy waiting for us.

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The Kinetic Faith of a "Proverbs 16 Christian"

Potential energy is energy stored within a substance, waiting to be released, such as a coiled spring. Kinetic, on the other hand, is active energy, found often in detonated atomic bombs or small children.

In regards to our faith, we often live with a potential faith instead of a kinetic faith. Misguided by cultural expectations or perhaps just ignorant of what Jesus asks of His disciples, people store faith away as an intellectual pursuit, never realizing it as an active lifestyle.

We should take ownership of our faith because faith, like life, must be kinetic to grow and move forward.

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