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“Then They Send Me Away to Teach Me How to be Logical”

January 18, 2008

 Ecclesiastes 12:1  “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;”

This post could not be launched properly without first making mention of a most incredible testimony, found at the following link, which started me thinking about it. 

www.rjperalta.wordpress.com/2008/01/13/touched-by-the-dew-from-heaven/ 

There’s nothing in this world that compares to a pure unadulterated heart toward the Lord Jesus.  A heart of simple childlike faith that stands in complete opposition to the common pride of life which most hold in high esteem and the conventional wisdom of the day.  A heart that simply believes and loves the Lord Jesus without attachments.  In the above link, Richard writes about a lady whom many would have passed by without any knowledge of the sweet spirit that she has. 

It’s amazing that when we’re children, we simply believe.  When I was really young, I remember how my mom would talk about the Lord and I never questioned anything that she said.  Eventually, the time came when I started to “ponder” so to speak.  As I grew older, a runaway imagination coupled with a materialistic and increasingly occultic view on the world (fueled by a culture which was, and is, leaning increasingly in that direction) became a volitile mixture that could well have resulted in an everlasting disaster.  Had the Lord Jesus not pulled me from the miry clay when he did, I cannot imagine where I would be today.  When we were lost and undone, we subscribed to the worlds view of thinking; self-preservation and self-gratification; sometimes at the expense of others.  Only the Holy Spirit to bring us into a childlike faith in Jesus. 

Isaiah 55:8-9  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” 

This is a most interesting truth to think on.  The ways of the Lord are so far above the ways of this fallen world that they’re not even in the same proverbial galaxy.  This is why the gospel seems like an exercise in fantasy to those who subscribe completely to the scientific method.  Puffed up by knowledge, which is documented by a wall covered with diplomas and certificates, they go about figuring out how all that is became all that is and where all that is is going.  Astro-physicists try to piece together the mysteries of the universe into a nice tidy package; employing the latest theories of dark matter, dark energy, string theory, multiple universes, and what have you.  Psychiatrists strive to unlock the mysteries of the mind; using physical understanding to try and figure out spiritual problems.

Proverbs 1:7  “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. 

I Corinthians 1:21  “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

The foolishness of preaching.  To the world, proclaiming that an invisible God who has no beginning and no ending created every single atom seems absurd.  Last fall, I saw a report about a “Creation Museum” that opened up in Kentucky (I think it was Kentucky) and those of an agnostic viewpoint were gathered in protest over what they considered to be an “insult to science.”  One of them had a sign containing a single word, “Evolve” suggesting that our faith is nothing more than the attempts of the ancients to explain things which they had no way of understanding in their day.   I recently saw a slogan that said “The tilt of the earth is the reason for the season.”  While I got a chuckle out of that one, it exemplifies the extent that people will go to in denying the truth that can make them free. 

God is from everlasting and to everlasting, and his ways reside far beyond the reaches of our science falsely so-called.  (I Timothy 6:20)  He’s not moved by the titles that we assign ourselves, our degrees, our earthly kingdoms, or our status amongst our contemporaries.  But a tender heart of childlike faith is a priceless treasure; a sweet aroma that reaches into the throne room.  A song that we sing sometimes has the line “I’m coming back to a Heart of Worship.”  Letting go of our religious programming and conventional wisdom as we just love and worship the Lord Jesus.  The joy is beyond words; the peace out of this world as we lay down our titles and just worship our Savior and Lord.  Jesus Christ, who redeemed us from the power of death and fills us to overflowing. 

I have a lot of thoughts on this topic and this post is a poor attempt to assign words to them which is why I seem so scatterbrained tonight.  Yet Richards post was so moving that I wanted to comment on this topic of authenticity before the Lord.  When we gather with or meet saints who have their hearts in heavenly places, the fellowship is so complete.  You just want to remain with them; gathered together in Jesus name, knowing that he is in the midst.  Not leaning to our own understanding, but trusting the Lord Jesus completely; knowing that his word will never pass away. 

Well, I’ll close for now.  I’m trying to reduce the size of the posts on both blogs and so far I’ve only been slightly successful.  Currently on the other blog, is a post which talks about the importance of keeping our heart with all diligence.  www.timbob2.wordpress.com/2008/01/14/persuasions/  Until the next time, I wish to all a blessed day in Jesus. 

 

 

 

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5 comments

  1. Okay, it may not come to me until next week but I am trying to remember the song with the words of your title in it…I can hear it in my head! :-))

    You always do such good work on your post, Brother!! Seriously.
    You must be seeing what I’m seeing in how prevalent and accepted lack of faith and unbelief in Jesus is becoming in the atheist, agnostic and whatever some of the others actually believe. More ‘fashionable’, certainly, than our ‘middle ages superstition’…so heartbreaking. “Tilt of the world…” Wow, it’s scary to me to even think of such, much less leading others away.
    Just wanted to let you know I’m still hanging on and offer you encouragement, timbob! Please, keep talking, er, writing to us!! (Your posts are conversational)
    In Christ’s Love.


  2. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord. Amen!!!

    Let’s pray for those who don’t know Christ and protest out of ignorance. We need to answer them with love and kindness. Let’s also pray for ourselves that we will have the words for those who ask it of us.
    I really enjoy your blog. keep fighting the good fight brother!
    blessings,
    sam


  3. How quickly the innocence of youth is lost, and so much earlier now than when we were children. I weep for the little ones growing up today in a world so dark, among a people so blind to it’s darkness who call evil good and good evil!

    Lord Jesus, help us to be a Light; to stand for truth and be a shelter for the children in this day and hour.

    I too was blessed by Richards testimony about the girl he met. He always encourages me with his stories of how the Lord moves out there as he ministers the love of God and gospel message of Jesus Christ. Lives are changed, one at a time. His and mine as well.

    Sorry we have missed your calls this last week. Life has been crazy busy with very little quiet time at home. I pray you are blessed Timbob, in Jesus love and grace!

    Susan


  4. Odale the song is “the logical song” by scooter


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