An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Matter of Muttering

(2 Corinthians 5:7 KJV)  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Today as I was reading in Bonhoeffer’s  Letters and Papers from Prison, I came across this quote,
“I do want you to realize that I believe my attitude towards my case ought to be one of faith, whereas I am letting it become too much a matter of calculation and foresight.” p. 118
He had been locked in prison for a long time and kept trying to figure out when he would be getting out.  From his letters he at least acted like he would be released.  As you may know, he was executed just before being liberated by the allies at the end of World War II.

I got to thinking about how I try to figure things out.  Sometimes that is legitimate counting the cost and planning but too often it becomes a matter of muttering.  I keep going over the same stuff again and again.  I get in a stew and agitated.  There is a difference between responsible planning and trying to count the hairs on my head.

Walking by faith is for today, not just eternity.

Grace and peace.


Gorges Smythe said...

I can talk about walking in faith, but I have a much harder time actually DOING it!

Pumice said...

And I can blog about walking by faith... Isn't grace wonderful!

Grace and Peace