Monday, September 3, 2012

The Power of God

In my speeches and the sermons that I gave, there were none of the arguments that belong to philosophy; only a demonstration of the power of the Spirit. And I did this so that your faith should not depend on human philosophy but on the power of God.

Saint Paul writes to the church in Corinth by first clearly stating where his teaching came from; not from the fleshly thinking of man but from the power of God.

That our faith shuns human philosophy is a constant aggravation to non-believers.  They have no ground on which to engage an argument.  Even though Jesus is a historical figure recorded in annals and the early Church is well recorded in its activities, our faith rests on things unrecorded, on things unseen... on the power of God.

It is such a relief for me to know Jesus offers me a relationship not a theological degree.  This doesn't exempt me from daily study of His Word and of the teachings of His Church, but I do these things out of love not out of performance. My faith rests on God, not on my performance.  There is a peace beyond understanding in this truth, for me today...

Thank you Lord for Your gift of faith to me.  I place my trust in You.
Little Flower, please pray for me.

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