A couple of Christmas’s ago I received Chris Tiegreen’s book “Walk With God” from my then girlfriend’s parents, now my in-laws. Historically, I haven’t found devotional books overly useful, but that’s probably a reflection on my spiritual immaturity just as much as on the books. This one, however, seems different to me. I’ve been going through it, and it’s great. Simple to read, profound, hard hitting and thought provoking. I’m a highlighting, underlining kind of guy, and pretty much every single page of this book so far has deserved some marking up – love that!
For this post I’ll just give you some lines, straight off one page from a few days ago.
“We serve an unpredictable God. He is not unreasonable, and He is not inconsistent, but He is unpredictable. No human has ever fathomed Him ways. As much as we try to make the spiritual life of discipleship a formula – and check out the shelves of your local Christian bookstore if you don’t believe we have done that – God will change directions on us. Why is that? Does He enjoy being elusive? Does He like to taunt us by always staying out of our reach? No, God does not tease…
He is not a formula…
He does not let us get into a habit of obedience-by-memory that does not engage the spirit…
We cannot memorize Him, we cannot learn His principles apart from His person, and we cannot substitute His Law in place of His Spirit…
The disciple who says, “The God who led me five miles yesterday will lead me five miles every day,” does not know the God he serves. He’s into religion, not faith. There’s a huge difference.” ”
Hard to get a grip on? Yes. Beautiful? I think so.
Paper Movement – Christian Cards and Posters
This is just a brief post to give you a bit of an introduction into what Paper Movement is working to help end with our cards and posters.
The Dalits, or ‘Untouchables’ are the lowest class of people in India under the caste system. The majority of these people are desperately poor, exploited and powerless to change their destiny.
– The word “Dalit” means “ground”, “suppressed”, “crushed”, or “broken to pieces”.
– There are more than 240,000,000 Dalits in India, 70,000,000 of them are under 18
– There are about 2,000,000 sex slave children in India, almost all of whom are Dalits.
– Only 50% of Untouchable Children are literate.
Because these children are denied opportunity, these children are likely to remain in this vicious cycle of poverty, just like their parents.
To help you can donate directly to Gospel for Asia
Or, buy one of our Christian Greeting Cards and Posters.
God bless you all
Welcome to our brand new blog! Ok, we’re probably more excited than you are. We’d like to share our vision with you, and hopefully you’ll join us. We want to use paper to honour our King, Jesus Christ. It’s that simple – but we need you.
Here’s how Paper Movement works to see this accomplished. We design and sell awesome Christian Greeting Cards and Posters online – delivered to your door for about the same price you’d pay in stores. Every single poster and card we sell makes a difference. $1 per poster and $0.50 per card goes to Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of Hope to rescue the ‘Untouchable Children’ in India.
Visit us online at www.papermovement.com to browse our products. Paper can make a difference!