Thursday, July 16, 2009

taking in others

Some people are hard to take in, and it's almost like a step of faith, certainly one requiring a fresh enduement of grace from God, to do so. But God in Jesus seeks to bring all people into communion with him, and if with him then with each other, as well.

It's not something we can put on and just do. It is something that requires the work of God. Yet we at the same time must be endeavoring in that work, to do our part. It's a work that while of God, involves us. If we don't do our part, then this work of God can fail. Or maybe better put, simply not come to fruition through our lives.

I was glad to see something like this take place yesterday, and I certainly had to be a part of it, for it to happen.

Anyone with an added thought to this?


Lanny said...

Had a little trouble with "then this work of God can fail" liked the next sentence "not come to fruition through our lives"!

Lots of different cells are being added to the Body daily.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Amen, Lanny, and thanks.

nannykim said... is amazing when the Spirit of God creates this communion---it really is all of Him---we are to work at it...but as with everything it is based on and comes from His grace ...the work of His Spirit.

Maalie said...

Good words Ted.

Just to let you know that I will not be contributing in "another place" for the foreseeable future. You were a person I had some respect for.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Good emphasis you add here- of the Spirit and grace to be sure.

Sometimes can be a stickler, or very hard. Sad if that's the case, but true.

Ted M. Gossard said...

At least I'm glad you didn't say forever.