The Myth of the Conformist God

“Much of out difficulty stems fromour unwillingness to take God as He is and adjust our lives accordingly.” —A.W. Tozer

Perhaps the greatest words we could ever say to God are also the most frightening words we could ever here from Him—”Thy will be done.” Attempting to conform God to our purposes and will in light of His infinite greatness is—well, I’ll let you choose the word. Can you imaging a shepherd following the lead of his sheep?

Follow. He knows where He’s going.

—j

Well Done, Guys

God wants heaven filled, and its radiant population continues to grow. Last Monday it gained Pastor Douglas Mark, known to me as “Dougie”. I knew him all of five hours on earth though it feels like we were lifelong friends. As he prepared for his graduation, he wrote some lyrics in his prayer diary, which were read to him as he stepped into glory…

‘Just think of stepping on shore—And finding it Heaven!
Of touching a hand—And finding it’s God’s!
Of breathing new air—And finding it celestial!
Of waking up in glory—And finding it Home!’

Welcome home, Dougie…and Jack…and Roger—faithful shepherds of God’s flock; servants of Jesus.

Well done, guys.

—j