“The courage to live as a prophet and lover is beyond human reach. Without the grace of God, we cannot even desire God. Without the grace of God, I cannot walk the talk of Christ.”
“Each future determination, each next step discloses itself only out of a discernment of the influence of God in the present moment. ‘By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going’ (Hebrews 11:8, italics added). The reality of life for Christian men and women requires that they leave what is nailed down, obvious, and secure, and walk into the desert without rational explanations to justify their decisions or guarantee their future. Why? Solely and simply because God signals this movement and offers it his promise.”
Both Quotes from my favorite author, Brennan Manning. Just opened another book by him, The Signature of Jesus, and it’s blowing my mind and rocking my world as much of his writing so often does. By the way, both quotes totally fit my life right now… I’ve forgotten the process and journey of faith- and how radical it might seem at times… the call may be absurd – but it is there nonetheless, and obedience may be my only response to the lover of my soul.
~On another part of the journey… new, exciting, confusing, absurd, radical, delightful, and governed by God~