Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

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I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Mulling . . . . . . .

I am reading a new book called "Portrait of God" by Fank Chesser. I am not very far into the book but have been struck by Mr. Chesser's rich language. I find I am reading and then needing to stop and mull some of the thoughts over in my head. So today, I am mulling over this thought:
"Obedience is love moving faith to embrace grace and appropriate its provisions to one's soul"

Hmmmmmm. . . . . .
What do you think of this?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see why you are "mulling" it over. It is very rich. I will be back with some surely profound comment after I do some "mulling" of my own.


1:00 PM  
Anonymous Jarrod said...

I think it is a great quote. Let me know how the rest of the book is. You know I am always in the mood to buy more books.


1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read that book and loved it, I didn't agree with everything but one rarely does when it comes to a secular book. I love the quote.


2:41 PM  
Blogger preacherman said...

Neva sounds beautiful.
I think you will like my new post.
I hope you have a great weekend sister.
In Him,
Kinney Mabry

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is a beautiful quote. I think we get so worried about obedience being an act of legalism that we forget it is rather an act of love, like the quote said, love "moved" by faith.
Pretty cool, sis


5:26 PM  
Blogger Larissa said...

After grace I have to start thinking a lot. I kind of get lost. However, after reading that many times, I think that is absolutely right. After too many sentences like that, I might have to go take a nap from all the brain power I had lost.

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Carol said...

Oh how that warms my heart! Thank you for sharing that. I will have to get that book.


8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to read it several times to really get that he is not saying we earn grace but rather our obedience is the way we access it. I happen to like it!

11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way too deep for me, but once my husband explained it, I like it too. I always knew I loved grace, just didn't understand it.


1:27 AM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

Obedience is love--the kind that causes us to act on faith.
That obedient moving faith that is rooted in love helps us take hold of grace
That Grace then allows us to have that which the sacrifice intended for our souls--eternal life.
It helps when we break it down.
It is a beautiful truth.


1:32 AM  
Anonymous Georgian Peach said...

Confusing but beautiful! Without that grace we cannot survive


10:44 AM  
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5:36 AM  
Blogger AncientWanderer said...

At first I put:
Hmmmmmm.... sounds a lot like faith without works is dead.

But then I realized it's actually more:
"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him."

5:41 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Neva! Again?? lol

I tried mulling over the whole thought as a monolithic piece and failed completely - so decided to dissect it, piece by piece.

Obedience is love - Hmmmmm!

moving faith -Hmmmm, again!

to embrace grace - Now we're getting there.

and appropriate its [Grace's] provisions Now what might they be, those provisions?
Redemption? [yes],
salvation? [yes],
gift of the Holy Spirit? [Wow! YES!]
God's presence in us and we in Him? [Yes, Yes, Yes!] Merited? [No way, Jose!!]
More? [You betcha! Never ending, PTL!]

to one's soul Taylor-made for each of us, yet equally available to all of us!

I’m sure there’s much more to this phrase than what my limited mind
could think of, but this helped me see the richness of his [Chesser's] thoughts.

Truly a lot to mull over. Thanks for bringing it to us, Neva. You are such a blessing!

10:40 AM  
Blogger massivetruth said...

I am doing some mulling, but I think I absolutely agree.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still mulling this over and have to tell you that I love it! I think it is a beautiful statement of redemption. Thank you for sharing it with us.


12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a very mature definition, but to a babe in Christ, it might be more than he or she could wholly comprehend.

10:00 AM  

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