† where is your focus when you read your Bible?
† do you ever think about what God is doing or what He is showing about Himself in any given passage?
† what is your reaction to the postmodern school of thought we find ourselves in?
† how are you battling/striving to show and believe the truth?
i started 2 new books tonight. well, i started one this morning (as in, read the first 3 paragraphs and got a kick in the pants), but re-read that part and really got into it tonight; along with a second:
1. In the Beginning, God,
by Marva J. Dawn
2. Deep Church,
by Jim Belcher
then, of course, i had some questions. wanted some answers. needed some clarification:
† fair description (in layman's terms) of postmodernism here.
† emerging church info here.
thus, the questions at the top of this post arrived. i don't have answers. i don't know if i'll agree with much of the books i'm reading. i don't even know if i'm asking the right questions, or enough questions; but i'm interested, my mind is going a-mile-a-minute, and i'm not sitting still, coasting on the "faith of my fathers" - this is real, this is life, this is true; and it's me, not someone else.
i believe, have no doubt about that, but i am re-thinking how i live, how i think, how i process, how i act. it's scary. there isn't a path defined for me to follow. but i know Who i'm following, and have absolute faith in Him - no matter how scary it gets.
these thoughts are pouring out of me. i think God appreciates that. i want to know Him better. i want to walk with Him on the path i've been hearing so much about - according to His will. i'm sure reading these books will conjure up many more questions. i'm sure i may be questioning things i never thought i would. but as long as i keep my focus on Him, and where He is leading me, i know (as solidly as i can - more than that, actually) that i will come out alright --
because i belong to Him.