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Monday, August 07, 2006

What The Church Needs Most

Men! Real Men! After reading this over and over for the last ten minutes, I feel deeply troubled because I see what am I so far from being. No man will ever become the real man described in this quote unless he is compelled by the Spirit to pursue Christ as ruler over all! I am not that old and wise yet but with every passing day I realize (I mean in real, cold hard experience, not just in reading about it) how difficult and impossible living a holy life is. The harder I try the more profound are my failures. To think that any amount of human effort should get the credit for a God honoring life is in itself dishonoring to God. Through all the trials, difficulties, disappointments, failures, and certainly all of the successes...CHRIST ALONE is worthy of all the praise. God help us!

5 comments:

PS said...

Can I be the first one to comment on one of my own posts?

What I said in this post my seem obvious to some but I think part of the daily pursuit of Christ's reign is to always be reminded of how much we need Him and how He is there for us...to glorify Himself. Also, yes holy living does involve human effort (a whole lot of it in fact), but only if it is driven by the Spirit will it really matter.

kristi noser said...

The thing I have a struggle with is not concentrating on the failures, but on God as King. But on a lighter note, I KNOW I'll never be the man described in the quote, and I didn't even read it!

NoOtherName said...

How awesome that your heart is to live this way, Pat. The struggle is such a good sign of God's work in you. Keep swimmin!

Reegz said...

Excellent post Pat! Keep fighting the only fight worth fighting! Awesome!

Bill said...

You nailed it Pat and I don't believe it is obvious at least not obvious to the point pursueing Christ's reign is easy. Realizing Christ is All and living in that realization is against my desire. The Wednesday morning Bible Study which you are about to begin has helped me tremendously this past year in both realizing and living out that Christ is All. By the way any man is welcome to join the group. We meet at 6 am at FCC every Wednesday.