I was musing on what the puddles have done to the raw unleashed power of the Kingdom of God. Think on this for a minute. If I was God's enemy and saw the Niagara Falls cascading down on this earth for God's people to tap into....the outpouring of God's Holy Spirit is also the outpouring of His very life into us His people...His church...the Kingdom here and now in His people.....yes...if I was God's enemy I would try very hard to blind God's people to the reality of the Kingdom God... the reality of His Niagara Falls...
Have you ever been to Niagara Falls? Totally unreal experience....almost 30 years ago.... Ellen and I were sitting in the boat that takes you right up to the falls...just looking up in awe....watching the mountains of water pouring over the edge above.... almost right on top of you....the mighty roar of the water eliminating any possibility of conversation...but nothing needed to be said....stunning....raw power...un-contained....no beginning...no end.... we just saw God in a way we never had before.
I found myself being motivated after all that scholarship stuff I wrote about yesterday. So...for one day only...Philip decided to be a scholar. Those numbers Mumford mentioned about Jesus referring to the church 3 times while talking about the Kingdom 104 times did get me thinking a bit. So I did my own study this morning. Not that this was such a great effort since all I had to do was pull up my Bible Study Program on the computer and type in 2 words....... gospel of.....
I opted out of higher education early on.....quit college after only one year because I hated to study.... things haven't changed a whole lot....almost anything physical to do will pre-empt my reading time. Sorry....it is the way that it is in my life, lo these 73 years.
I listened to my first Mumford tape way back in the beginning.... 1968... 40 years later I am in my car today listening to the latest Mumford tape...er...uh...CD..... :)
Scripture has a lot to say about what I call the big three.....they are the cause of every problem known to mankind. How is that for one of philip's all encompassing generalizing proclamations! :)
I play golf midweek every day I can....love it....love the sport...love the exercise....love the break between shifts here at the B&B....but most of all, I love to touch the people in our old guy's duffer league that tees off at 1 pm Monday thru Friday.
When we question everything, we soon start getting answers....not always ones we like but answers nonetheless. This is the last portion of the article.... but certainly not least.... it might even have some answers for us..... if we have asked some questions. :)4/ What is real?
When in doubt.....google it! And Question Everything! I think a dude named Euripides started that one way back when guys with names like that were saying it was a good thing to think.....and to question.... and it's been picked up by tons a bunch of others since then. Type it in on Google and see what I mean..... see what's out there in cyberspace. Are we asking any questions yet? :)
I promised you more on Question Everything but before I get back to the article.... I need to tell you... I got an email from a guy in NH who got all excited about what John Eldredge was doing out in Colordo and went on one of his Wild Heart things into the mountains and hillsides and far-a-ways out there.... got himself totally turned on to all this relational stuff and the things Eldredge has been saying. So, he feels the Lord is saying "do some Base Camp stuff up here in New England"....Colorado is a long ways away.