Posted by: Hugh Griffiths | September 6, 2006

Perspectives

“Peter had to leave the ship and risk his life on the sea in order to learn both his own weakness and the almighty power of his Lord. If Peter had not taken the risk, he would never have learned the meaning of faith.

The road to faith passes through obedience to the call of Jesus. Unless a definite step is demanded, the call vanishes into thin air. If people imagine that they can follow Jesus without taking this step, they are deluding themselves like fanatics. Faith is only real where there is obedience, never without it, and faith only becomes faith in the act of obedience.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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  1. Wow. Hugh, that is fantastic. Over the last few days, I have been thinking about a song that we sang recently at the church in St. Charles. Some of the lyrics go like this:

    “It’s all about You, Jesus. All this is for You, for Your Glory and Your Fame. It’s not about me, as if You should do things my way. You alone are God, and I surrender to Your ways.”

    Dan’s messages, over the last few weeks, have been about the will of God. Tom also talked about the will of God last night, at Lifegroup. God’s will is knowable; and when we know His will, we are called to obey Him. This is a really timely word, Hugh. We, as the Body of Christ, need to hear and grasp this. It is imperative. We don’t move forward without this.

  2. Amen.–Great post


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