Thursday, September 06, 2007

Stunned into Silence....

Into some signicant reading about emotions, the inner life, God's grace, mercy, sovereignty.

Silence, a quieting of our relentless, pulsating fury toward God, occurs when that fury is at full boil and we meet the God we think we despise. We then find that He is all we feared, but infinitely more kind than we could have ever imagined.

"A sight of God's holiness without a hint of His mercy will lead to either hopeless despair or to something even more awful, a pharasaical presumption of ability to 'do his will'."

"On the other hand, a mouthful of mercy without a somber taste of holiness leads us to a brazen familiarity with deity that twists Him into everyone's favourite uncle. Such intimacy is sloppy and undignified, and it eventually leads us to paint God with colours of our own making. The Bible portrays God in ways that ought to stun us."

Dan Allender "Bold Love"

"All my hope is in Your mercy, change my heart, set me free"


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