Cover of Markings
So since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does this mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! 16 Don’t you realize that whatever you choose to obey becomes your master? You can choose sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God and receive his approval. 17 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you have obeyed with all your heart the new teaching God has given you. 18Now you are free from sin, your old master, and you have become slaves to your new master, righteousness.
19 I speak this way, using the illustration of slaves and masters, because it is easy to understand. Before, you let yourselves be slaves of impurity and lawlessness. Now you must choose to be slaves of righteousness so that you will become holy.
20In those days, when you were slaves of sin, you weren’t concerned with doing what was right. 21And what was the result? It was not good, since now you are ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. 22But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Hunger is my native place in the land of passions. Hunger for fellowship, hunger for righteousness – for a fellowship founded on righteousness, and a righteousness attained in fellowship.
Only life can satisfy the demands of life. And this hunger of mine can be satisfied for the simple reason that the nature of life is such that I can realize my individuality by becoming a bridge for others, a stone in the temple of righteousness.
Don’t be afraid of yourself, live your individuality to the full – but for the good of others. Don’t copy others in order to buy fellowship, or make convention your law instead of living the righteousness.
To become free and responsible. For this alone was man created, and he who fails to take the Way which could have been his shall be lost eternally.
– From Markings by Dag Hammarskjold
Maturity: among other things, a new lack of self-consciousness – the kind you can only attain when you have become entirely different to yourself through an absolute assent to your fate.
He who has placed himself in God’s hand stands free vis-à-vis men: He is entirely at his ease with them, because he has granted them the right to judge.
– From Markings by Dag Hammarskjold
Change from covering Christian Leadership to Godly Fellowship
This blog has been used for covering two areas:
- Christian Inner Disciplines
- Christian Leadership
God has laid it on my heart to discontinue the Christian Leadership portion. He has impressed on me that He wants me to concentrate on the messages He has put on my heart. Which I will.
As to the Christian Inner Disciplines; I will continue this for now, till the end of the calendar year. Then we will see where God will lead me.
Periodically, God will arrange for me to communicate with you, messages He will lay on my heart. He has impressed on me that We will be going through some challenging times. And He has impressed me with the need to be deeply in Love with Him; and as a result will be given the ability to trust Him to help us get through this challenging time.
One of the many factors that has brought me to this decision is this truth that was burned into my soul: “Why do we find it natural to pray to God, If He is not in charge? If He is in charge; then we better get in right with Him. So He can help us through this difficult part of our life.
He gave us the key factor in this commandment: Love God with your WHOLE heart, mind, soul (spirit) and strength. If we do this, God will provide us with the power of TRUST. With the power of trust of Him, we can get through anything and when the time comes: “We will look forward to join with our “Lover” in Heaven.
The rest of the messages God will give me to be put on this blog will deal with these areas.