A place of refuge

Posted on November 9th, by admin in thinking. No Comments

Daily I have to set my mind and my spirit on a deliberate course, to go to the place of being hidden in him. I know we should stay there but at times like these I am checking where I am, I know the course of life can cause me to not live in that place no matter how great my intentions are. But my desire is to maintain that place of being hidden in Christ. For some you will say we are already there and we appropriate it by faith, yes I agree, as it says in Colossians 3:2-3 ‘Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. ‘ I also know that people have a tendency to drift and it is moments of attack or pressure that show us where we really are, then we can adjust our position and our bearing. Even this passage from Colossians is encouraging us to ‘set’ ourselves because of the truth. And that is what we do, we set our course because of the truth. We set our course to be hidden in Christ, to dwell in the … Read More »

Hardness of heart

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Excluded from the life of God….because of the hardness of their heart; (Ephesians 4:18 NASB)

I find this shocking. The hardness of a mans heart can exclude him from the light of God’s truth. Though there is revelation all around of the glory of God, man thought it good to harden his heart and choose other things to worship. Whether it is football, or academia or drugs or sex, man has found a degree of satisfaction in giving himself to these things. It will only ever be a degree, for true fulfilment comes only when we come home to the lover of our soul, our Father and creator. These things are a square peg in a round hole, they don’t quite fit. But they were never meant to. I find the arrogance scary, yet it makes me examine my own heart to see if there is anything in me. Arrogance to say, I know better. I don’t believe that God exists. I don’t want to get to the end and be excluded from the life of God because of the hardness of my heart. Doesn’t the write to the Hebrews appeal to them to not harden their hearts to voice of … Read More »