Thursday, October 24, 2013

Receiving The Word with Meekness


I have been meaning to write this post for quite sometime now but I kept pushing it and my spirit kept bugging me. So this is me just giving in; it may be a mumbled post but stay with me if you can on this.

Let's rewind to the scenario that played out causing this post.

Last 2 weeks while I was in Canada at my in laws place for thanksgiving dinner, my husband and I met a lady who was also an invited guest. She was interesting enough to argue about the contradiction in the bible. You see, to me, that is like an oxymoron; "Contradiction in the Bible." Her angle was "mere humans wrote it so you can't be sure it is from God". I bet you have heard that argument before, we all have.

"All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives..." - 2 timothy 3:16

My point today is not to prove that the Bible was indeed inspired by God as the scripture above already says but to address the angle which most people come from when in doubt. I am not saying that I "understand" every thing written in the bible, but my attitude towards those I don't understand is different. You see, I have come to figure out that the human mind came out of God as we were all made by him. So trying to use this mind to understand God to me is just a futile battle. I believe we would need to step up a bit; drop the mind and get in the spirit to make "sense" of God. It is times like these we need to remember that it takes more than the words (letter - what your eyes sees and sends to your brain) in that book to understand;

"Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." - 2 Corinthians 3:6 

At the end of this "argument" all I kept on hearing in my spirit was "Mind/Intellect/Going back to history books can't fix the doubts we have. Only the Holy Spirit can." And the first step to allowing the Holy Spirit do his job is having that humbling/meek attitude towards it.

"Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls." - James 1:21

I strongly believe what the word of God does for you is based not only on the power it has but on the heart of you, the recipient. This meekness I have learned is what has helped me to believe in the sovereignty of the word of God. This is the foundation of this post; agreeing (whether you understand or not) that the word of God is indeed the word of God and it is forever right.

Now until you agree with the sovereignty of the word of God your spiritual life would most likely be stunted. And my illustration for this is easy; the birth of a plant is not based on how good the soil is alone or how great the seed is. But there is the part that the soil is willing to receive the seed and believe in it to birth something - the plant. So that is it, there is only so much you can receive (manifested in your life) from the word of God if you are lost in doubt or unbelief.

So I'm not bashing the fact that you may have doubts (I do sometimes) but I'm hoping to convince you that your attitude towards the word is key in turning those doubts to faith and then seeing the manifestation.

So tell me, what does "Receiving the Word with Meekness" mean to you?

4 comments:

  1. ahhhhh Gee, you've blessed me tremendously (just favourited this page)!!! every word and scripture spoke directly to my heart!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Awww! Omasan I'm glad it blessed you! I was afraid I mumbled this post because I was in a hurry so your comment makes me very excited the Holy Spirit was still able to let it make sense to you. Yay!!

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  2. I have had my battle with this. I am an avid reader, and I feel myself to be very logic. In my early 20's I threw in the church towel. I was done. But I didn't stop reading His Word. I eventually got back into church and have just came to the realization that no matter what may be in the bible that baffles me or how church folks may act like "church folks," God has been good. Instead of trying to disprove or prove. I am commanded to love and be loving. I am to possess the fruits of the spirit. Go the extra mile for my fellow man. No one will ever master what is written in the bible.. But you really shoot yourself in the foot when you spend time trying to disprove, when you should be learning how to get through this life. Thank you for this! I enjoyed the read. Have an amazing Sunday!

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    1. I especially love and agree with this: "you really shoot yourself in the foot when you spend time trying to disprove, when you should be learning how to get through this life."

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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