Archive for October, 2014

My journey and yours

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Thought of the day: God’s grace is one size fits all, but we’re all still different sizes. We all work out our faiths in different ways – we have different gifts, we excel in different facets of the fruit of the Spirit, we each find one spiritual discipline easier than another. It’s all God’s work in their/our lives (1 Thess 5:23-24). When have I boxed someone else’s journey with God in mine? When have I despised God’s work in someone else by being impatient with His work?

Experiences and theology

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Thought of the day: it is often said that we need to let “our experiences rise to meet the word of God”. The premise being that our theology should define our experience and not the other way around.

It is often used when the experience in this life doesn’t meet the expectations set out in the bible – we need to look to the bible and believe the good stuff it says rather than the reality we are facing. Commonly used regarding healing and prosperity.

Question: when has this rung true for people in the bible and when has it not? Also, in our context, when has this statement been used to justify questionable/less robust theology?