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

Euphoric resonance of success

Success comes to anyone who allow God to work in them. This is guaranteed despite our size, shape, intelligence and competence.

As I finished talking, people rise to their feet to applaud what they just witnessed and I walk away with great sense of achievement. I dwell in this euphoric resonance of success and own it completely as my own. I let God, who granted me success, fade in the background to oblivion.

Every event is good for itself. After we have done well with one, we must move on, preparing for the next. If we get stuck in the aura, success generates, we miss the possible new life that Jesus offers through death and resurrection. It puts us on the offensive if someone challenge this success. On the contrary if we alienate ourselves from the success and admit that God used me that moment and I did my best by being available, with no agenda of my own, I can move on with out a hangover. Any reaction to my success then, be it positive or negative amounts to my growth into the fullness of life.

In the case of "failure", this process of death is more natural but the tenancy is to undo the reality of failure and thus resist resurrection which would have lead to new life.

Jesus said, I’m the resurrection and life. Unless a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it does not bring forth new life. At the peak of every success, there is limitless hope to die to all that we have acquired,  resurrect and have a life even greater than what preceded because God is infinite.


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