flasher

January 9, 2015

the bible

In the sayings of the desert fathers, this story is recorded: “A brother came to see Abba Poemen and said to him, ‘Abba, I have many thoughts and they put me in danger.’ The old man led him outside and said to him, ‘Expand your chest and do not breathe in.’ He said, ‘I cannot do that.’ Then the old man said to him, ‘If you cannot do that, no more can you prevent thoughts from arising, but you can resist them.’

 

If you say you are without sin, you are a liar.

 

1 John 1:8English Standard Version (ESV)

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

“Lord, we pray not to get lost in the reality of our own depravity. We tell ourselves so many lies, we practice deceit on ourselves and to others. If we aren’t careful we will believe the legend, the lie and lose touch with the reality of who we really are.”

 

One of the main reasons to read the bible is to hold it as a light to our self-myths and expose wrong thinking and learn to walk in the truth and the light.

 

Expose yourself, it’s really a good thing.

 

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

2 Responses to “flasher”

  1. Heather said

    My pride is often what causes me to drag my feet on this. Guilt over having let God down (again). Embarrassment about what I must look like to other people. That sort of thing.
    Afterward, I wonder why I was so hesitant to unburden my soul. Exposure can be painful, at first, but ultimately leads to healing.

  2. that’s what i like about confession, and accountability, once you practice those two skills, showing the true nature of our waywardness gets easier, thank God the bible is full of so many failures, we are in good company
    greg

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