The Chair and the Desk, 1/14/16

From the chair:

“But you, beloved…keep yourselves in the love of God.”

-Jude 20-21

Pastor Matt encouraged a group of of with this verse yesterday, exhorting us to keep ourselves in the love of God everyday, to take time every day to recognize and give thanks for and live in light of God’s love. God’s love is both comforting and convicting, holy and healing. I hope to do a better and better job of this each day.

From the desk:

“…we must come back to our first principles. And the most basic of these is the fact that God is there and that he is objective to us. He is not there to conform to us; we must conform to him. He summons us from outside ourselves to know him. We do not go inside ourselves to find him. We are summoned to know him only on his terms. He is not known on our terms. This summons is heard in and through his Word. It is not heard through our intuitions.” 

-David Wells, God in the Whirlwind, p.32

“The chair” is the one Annie aptly chose for the corner of our living room, and it’s where I am committed to daily hearing from God’s Word–the Word I above all else hope to speak to others. “The desk” is the one by my coffee grounds and spare charger (if I get to the library early enough); it’s where I have the privilege of reading and thinking all day, where I intend to learn for others’ sake.


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