Monday, July 23, 2007

A Summer Thought


It is a great summer day! I LOVE THE HEAT! It is never too hot!
Here is a bit of a change for the next few weeks.
We will come back to "GOD on Mute" but I want to throw out a quote from Leonard Sweet’s book "The Gospel According to Starbucks."

The quote is:

“Our ‘God is a consuming fire,’ reads Hebrews 12:29. But our experience of fire can either be the warmth of hearth and home, or a raging inferno of destruction and death. The “consuming fire” of God can either be our heaven or our hell. When did God last consume you in comfort and warmth? When did God last consume you in destruction?” (p. 92)

Thoughts?

1 comment:

Misty B said...

The more I think about it the more this resonates with me. Most (if not all) of the time my experience of God is either one or the other. Often it is both at the same time (I will go through a period where God is cleaning out the junk in my life but there are just enough moments of peace to sustain me.) I sometimes wonder if our faith life is meant to be experienced that way... like why couldn't I just be sort of steady? Maybe that is why.