Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Hostility of the Flesh

from The Enemy Within, by Kris Lundgaard (page 47)

"You can feel the hostility of the flesh whenever you approach God -- it makes real love for him into work: Digging around the Bible to find a juicy new insight to impress your small group is like sailing the Caribbean, but poring over the Scriptures to find the lover of your soul is like skiing up Mount Everest. Conjuring up a happy mood with some music you don't even know the words to is like solving 2+2 with a calculator. But savoring the glory of Christ and his tender love until your heart is softened toward him is like using mental math to calculate pi to the thousandth place."

1 comment:

Carrie Jean Peeples said...

Sometimes this is definitely how it all feels!!
It was cool to hangout last weekend. We're thinking about you.