Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Witness reflection August 20, 2014

No tricks, no gimmicks, letting it say what it says to who it says what it says...

It's not just an American temptation, but we seem to have perfected it; we want things to be slick. We want to be famous. We want to be known. We want to be original. 

Listen, you are original. You don't have to prove it. You are it. You were designed in the mind of God, created by the power of God, loved in the heart of God and brought forth by the hand of God. You don't have to work to be an original; you ARE original. 

With that in mind, don't use or receive slick approaches to the Word of God. Just open it. Read it. Meditate. Get quiet and listen for God to speak to you. 

Be the student who listens to non-slick, solid teachers...
Be the witness who uses non-slick, loving methods...

"But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God." (2 Corinthians 4:2 ESV)

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