Thinking Out Things

There is a full treatment that the Father intends to work in us. And He will work in us, and we can’t prevent its work.  We don’t really want Him to make us a saint.  But He carries out a different plan.  We shouldn’t be entirely surprised to have Him inside of us, working and building.  We really are brought to a point when the things He does will need to be tolerated, at least.

To be a Christian is a challenging endeavour.  Just ike taffy is pulled to an amazing length, it will always unfold and duplicated.  This work starts to insist that we turn over everything ugly and evil and we turn over the nastiness that wants to invade our darkness.  We are the lost sheep, and we honestly renounce a corruption of our hearts, and the desire to wander away.

There is one of those stories, which can be found in many different cultures.  It is this– a man wears a mask, for several years.  He never takes it off.  The mask is a permanent fixture in His life.  As the moment of revelation when the mask comes off, we all discover that he has been changed, transformed by the wearing of the mask.

Will you wear the mask?

Might it be, that it you will “put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh,” transformation will happen as we start to “wear Him” through our unique and surprising life.  We have been bonded to Him, and He is now working “Christlikedness” inside us.  If we try to evaluate the Lords work, we maybe disappointed.  But we so seldom discern these things properly.  However it is clear that He has not postponed His work, but is actively seeking it to work in our lives.

Published by Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alask.a (Actually I have it pretty good.)

4 thoughts on “Thinking Out Things

  1. I kind of find being sainted scary too. Not sure I can live up to that.
    “But we so seldom discern these things properly.” I was blessed by that, Pastor B. It is a weakness of mine and an area where the enemy badgers me. Work on, Jesus!

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  2. Bryan, I wanted to disagree with the statement “We don’t really want Him to make us a saint.” But I had to admit there is a part of me that just wants to be left alone as is. Being made into a saint by Christ is difficult at times, though it shouldn’t be if we would just let him do all the work. But somehow we want to do part on our own, we want to be the ones to make ourselves better so we can get some of the credit. But alas, in the end, all credit will go to Him as whatever we do, or try to do, (with the exception of trusting wholly in Him) really only hinders the progress. Peace, Linda

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    1. For me it is all being filter through His holiness and joy. Somehow the idea of being “sainted” is frightening. Luther, in one spot made the comment that “we are to sin boldly, but believe in God more boldly still.” I know I am a saint, we are saints, but in that general, a generic sense. But since I still keep on sinning, I look at it differently.

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