Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mystery or Mastery 9

"Isaiah 6:5
 5.  Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

We would rather not know.  But the irony of it all is that we already know. 

Mystery or mastery - page 11

We already know what God wants us to change and that in the presence of God it won’t be long until it is changed - we just don’t want it changed.
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It’s true.  We already know what it is that is keeping us from pressing in to see God better - And yet what is keeping us from pressing in to see God better is what we prefer at this time.  See, we really do prefer mystery over mastery. 

I want to talk about our private time in the presence of God. 
At the throne of God, all that seems to be of great importance takes on its true nature.

In the presence of God.
What we bring in -
All our fears
All our worries
All our preconceived ideas
All our seemingly important requests
All our well-meaning petitions
All our pre-planned words so eloquently devised

Whatever it is that we bring with us (that is not Christ in us) is altered in the presence of God. 

We come into the presence of God thinking we know why we are entering in and in the presence of God we are revealed.  It’s true. 

Mystery or mastery - page 12

Each encounter with God provides us with two major experiences.
1     God gets bigger         
2     All of our issues become smaller

Along with this, the things that God wants from us become clearer and more important.
And the things we thought were important become foggy and less important.

 Excerpt from Mystery or Mastery by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2016

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