2 comments on “There’s no Brokenness greater than God’s Fixidness

  1. This is truly an awesome post. It definitely reaffirms some key points of Christianity and is very evangelical in nature. I love the example of the horizon being the only thing in the setting of deep sea fishing that is a constant. I agree, that just as staying focused on the horizon in the setting of deep sea fishing can cause a person to be cured of sea sickness, that staying focused on Jesus Christ can cause a person to be cured from any sickness that is common to man. This is awesome. I believe that as believers, we have to utilize the principle of walking according to vision and not circumstances. I believe that if we consistently walk according to vision, then our eyes will always be focused on the Kingdom. Our eyes will always be focused on Christ and the circumstances around us will not matter. In our lives, we have to decide what are we going to accept. Are we going to accept the promises of God? Are we going to believe the report of the Lord? Or are we going to believe all of the lies that circumstances, the world, the flesh, and ultimately Satan will speak to us? God is truly awesome, and as long as we come to Him, He will meet us at the point of our need.

    6 But He gives us more and more grace ([a]power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it).
    7 So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.

    8 Come close to God and He will come close to you. [Recognize that you are] sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been disloyal] wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts [of your spiritual adultery].

    James 4:6-8
    Amplified Bible (AMP)

    • Thanks brother!

      As you said, “the circumstances around us will not matter,” when we focus on Christ.I started this blog in order to better interact with a world that looks to be increasingly violent. The world doesn’t have to dictate our being. Our interactions with the world can be as Christ’, i.e. every evidence of the fruit of the Spirit described in Galatians will become evident when we dwell in Jesus Christ, 5: 22,23 (KJV) –

      “22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
      23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

      Every day I ask myself (not that I’m a recovering addict; but the HALT acronym used by Alcoholics
      Anonymous and others is a good barometer) – “Jeff, are you too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired?”

      This helps me gauge my relationship with Jesus. There can’t be any fruit of the Spirit outside
      of relationship with Christ and, at times, the HALT acronym reminds me that, when I am feeling those
      things, to do the Psalm 46:10 (KJV) thing –

      “BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.”

      Sometimes I’m so busy critically thinking about some deep problem that I need the HALT acronym to
      remind me to just be still, quiet, to open the Bible, invest a little more in Jesus; then pray and
      wait for his response.

      I don’t know where this blogging experience will go but thanks for responding. Our Brokenness in this life will continue to be surpassed by God’s Fixidness. May we abound in his grace, fixated on our faith and open, receptive, responsive, prayerful and hopeful in an increasingly violent world.

      Jeff

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