Faith is not knowledge!

Faith is not the human act of merely consenting to theological knowldge but it is the divine act of submitting both our Intellect and Will to God's revelation. If the Intellect alone is employed, knowledge remains simply as true and good life-giving information. It does not transform our life nor does it give life. Faith without action is dead. Jam 2:26 Will is the faculty of the soul which seeks to love that which is known. And 'loving' is not simply liking the information but the act of becoming what we have come to know. In other words loving is to freely act upon the information in such a way that knowledge becomes a living experience. If I come to know that in order to sustain my life I must drink water and if I do not act on this information and drink water, this knowledge does not do me any good.  In order for my faith to be active and alive, my Will has to be in harmony with the Intellect. It also means both my Intellect and Will should be surrendered to God. The di

A desperate pursuit

I have realized, my life is nothing but an aimless pursuit to fulfill some vague priorities. My list of priorities are endless and are based on nothing fundamental. They are what I have assumed to be worth pursuing, looking at the patterns that works for others coupled with some sincere advice from people close to me. Some times at the end of the day, there is a partial sense of achievement but mostly despair being unable to meet these targets. But on the whole, life is a drudgery. It is a burden.

But things took on a new meaning when I looked to the Truth. Jesus said He is the Truth. And since nobody else has claimed the same, I think it is sensible enough to listen to what He has to say.

He said his only priority is doing the will of His father. And he repeatedly points out that I also need to have only one priority that is to allow God to work in me. So is this what he meant when he said, seek ye first the kingdom of God and everything else will be added unto you. I think it is absolutely the same thing. He also says, look at the birds of the air and the lilies of the
field, they do not have a plan for the day. But they are sufficiently fed by the father. He goes on to say how much more then will God the father be not concerned of me his precious child.

God has only one priority. That is You and I. But we have many and hardly any of them is to do with Him.


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