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So what is this going to be? A little bit of everything I think. Maybe that's it. What I'm thinking. What I'm believing. I hope what I'm knowing. And why would anyone care what I think I know? There's no reason in the world that you should. But then why are you here? Cuz you have to be somewhere I suppose. I've never been here before. I may not be back. I might get too busy to care; time is short. That's fine. Nobody can deal with it all at once. There is a lot to deal with.

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I try not to take myself too seriously, but I know I have far too much. So I'm trying to learn how to laugh again, as I had forgotted for a while there. Also I'm relearning to enjoy life; you know, like when we were kids. The biggest challenge ahead is learning how to love God with all my heart, and soul, and mind, and strength. This one is not really that hard when you know the truth. But along with it comes learning to love others as I love myself, and that one is, as they say, "a horse of a whole different color." I think I need to learn to love myself a little more, but the problem may be that I know all these facts about me. Sometimes the facts are simply wrong or they are just stuck in the past. I'm trying to get my facts to line up with the truth. As someone once asked a great man, "what is truth?" If he had only known.

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Is God Limited?

God's Word is His Bond. What is that supposed to mean? A bond is like a chain or rope that ties us up. So God's words can tie Him up. Most people think God can do anything. But He can't. He cannot do anything that He said He would not do. Once He speaks He is bound by what He has spoken. Anything He says comes into existence. He gave mankind (you and me) the right to make our own decisions. (Then God said, "Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves. They will be masters over all life..." Genesis 1:26) So that means He will not force us to do anything. We are the masters. We make the decisions in this world. We can be wildly successful or total flops. We can triumph in the face of a holocaust or choose suicide over a personal setback. We can fight for the rights of others or deprive others of their freedoms. This world has become what man, not God, chose for it. God is bound, by His Word, from doing anything about this world for a time, unless we invite Him back in. We have that authority.
---thoughts on a teaching by Ed Cole


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