Thursday, September 8, 2016

God Thinking XLII - 6

"God Thinking is concerned about the essence of a thing, not just the thing itself, the essence of a word spoken in due season, the essence of a plan and not just a plan itself.

When you catch the essence of something, you have the very best it has to offer.  
When you see the essence of something, you see the finest it has to offer.

It is like that with Christ. 
He offers you the very essence of God, in Himself. 
When you get this truth;
When the light of this truth shines into your soul;
When you bask in the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ, you receive the essence of all truth.
All truth comes from the essence of God.

Jesus came unto His own and His own received Him not.  It’s no difference today.  Jesus still reveals Himself.  He still shines His glorious light.

He still offers His free gift of His essence to anyone and everyone who will receive it.

Wrong thinking often mistakes something that resembles the truth for the truth itself.

Its wrong thinking that causes us to get angry at our spouse for things that happen instead of focusing your anger on your real enemy. 

It’s wrong thinking that causes you to see our kids in a lessor light than they deserve, rather than seeing them through the eyes of Christ and taking out our disappointment on the one responsible for behavior problems.

It’s wrong thinking that keeps your creative self stifled, when you should be creating new medicines, new tools, when you should be taking the new ideas that God has given to you and pursue them with your every effort.

It’s wrong thinking that keeps you from stepping out in faith and allowing God to have the pre-eminence, just for a season.

How many times have you let another day go by where you knew what to do, but didn’t do it?  

     Excerpt from God thinking XLII by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2016

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