Friday, November 7, 2014

Jesus Christ ... My Lord!

     I'm not lecturing.  I'm not intending to instruct.  I'm speaking for no one else other than myself.  I'm reflecting and highlighting a bit of my own synthesis.  For the sake of brevity, there are many thoughts I've chosen to exclude.     

     Deliberately, I choose to make Jesus Christ my Lord!  It's my choice to follow him, and become more like him everyday.  Thus, it's my choice to pursue knowing him more and more everyday.  I'm not ashamed of his Gospel.  I want to know him and love him, as impossible as it may be to achieve, and knowing it is the love of God commanded towards me, as much as he knows and loves me.  I believe that part of the path that keeps me heading in the right direction is logic / logos.

       I've come to believe that logic / logos (non-contradictory reason without flaw) is God breathed and is an absolute essential to our existence and our living most fully, abundantly, and potentially.  It's not of human origin, therefore reason (when 100% true, 100% pure, 100% without error) is God breathed.  We live by every "word" that proceeds out of the mouth of God.  There's no other way that can happen.  Not now.  Not ever.

     "Sin" is any amount damage caused and set in motion due to any amount of error from our use and reproductions of logic and reason.  It's like a seed of death and/or a seed of hell planted in the ground.  It's like leaven in dough.  It's like a little bit of rot in a product.  All errors, no matter how small, no matter how great, are satanic.  They are exponentially damaging.  The father of them desires only to steal, kill, and destroy.  Such theft, killing, and destruction can take place a little bit at a time, all at once, or some measures in between.  The wages of sin is (and always will be) death.  Death is (and will always be) the evidence that sin has been (whether we are aware of it or not, even if by default, no matter how innocently, no matter how little or much we've contributed to it) "going viral" within our entire being.   But, God's word is also like a seed, is like leaven in dough, is like a little bit of heaven, is like a little bit of eternal life. Life is the evidence that God has other plans for us.  Eternal life is evidence that God's Word is absolute and absolutely right!  Embracing logic / logos is key to sowing seeds of righteousness.

     I doubt that I have embraced 100% logic, 100% reason, 100% truth, 100% righteousness, 100% flawless reasons 100 of the time.  I believe there is no "almost true."  There is no "almost right."  I believe the path of 100% truth, 100% righteousness, 100% logic, 100% flawless reason is razor sharp.  

     No!  Wait!  Let me change that!

      I know I have failed, but I know in whom I've put my trust, and I know whose knowledge of me is 100% without flaw.  Eternal life will be the evidence not that I always knew and did the absolute right thing, but that He absolutely always did, I'm sure!

(Again, all of the above is abrupt, and serves only (how ever inadequately) to reflect some of my own thoughts at this moment.  None of it was intended to instruct.)

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