Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Good reading...

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I have started reading Lies Women Believe by N. DeMoss. The title is very catchy (I have left it out on my work desk and have had many inquiries about it!) and after only a few pages the Truth of the Scriptures comes to light. So far, some of the insightful and convicting things that have been revealed to me are:
  • Regarding God's goodness...
Hannah Whitall Smith said: "A great many things in God's divine providences do not look to the eye like goodness. But faith sits down before mysteries such as these, and says, 'The Lord is good, therefore all that He does must be good no matter how it looks. I can wait for His explanations.'"
Wow, what a powerful statement that is...if one can even say it!
  • Regarding the way that God loves us the same as He loves His Son...

Again, Hanna W. Smith said: "If we believed this, could we ever have an anxious or rebellious thought again? Would we not believe in every conceivable circumstance that the divine Father would care for us in the best possible way and meet our every need?"

In believing this, what hesistation should their be in us to follow any leading from Him? None!

  • Regarding the "problems" in our life...

"We want God to fix all our problems. God says instead, 'I have a purpose for your problems. I want to use your problems to change you and to reveal My grace and power to the world.'"

I am merely on page 68 and already I am humbly empowered by the thoughts contained in this book. It has given me a perspective on Eve, the snake, and the tree that I've never seen before. It is very eye-opening, when you consider all the lies we "buy" (or perhaps "bite") into each day. That billboard you pass on your way to work, is just a picture of a woman with alot of airbrushing - not the perfect, flawless model she portrays herself to be. That extra piece of chocolate cake really won't make you feel better - no matter what your emotions tell you. That male 'friend' who has been showing you attention really isn't your knight in shining armor - despite what your heart says. Moving into that prestigious neighborhood won't make your family happier - regardless of what the Jones' are doing.
So many things that appear great, are just a front. I am reminded of a fireworks store in our area which states it is the World's largest fireworks location and to pass by the front of it you might agree. A massive front wall stands on the building, similar to that of a Wal-Mart or Target. However as your car passes the structure you realize it is not what it seemed...it is just a front, just a wall. The structure that exists on the backside is merely a small shack. We are surrounded by so many falsehoods that sometimes it becomes difficult to find the truth, much less recognize it. Thank God that he has given us 66 books of truth to guide us on this journey and help us steer clear of deceitful roadhazards. Satan often comes to us not with bold, blazen lies, but with cunning craftiness. His art is something to take note of and then to turn from.

2 comments:

Laura said...

That sounds awesome. I need to check it out!

Laura said...

Tag, you're it! ...stop by my blog!
Love, Laura