Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What kind of Pizza?

Take the faith plunge. If you have to make a decision quickly, trust that God is going to make it through you. And once you take that plunge, don't worry about the consequences. Just watch for Him. The consequences can be up and down. If you focus on them, you're drawing your life from the consequences. Draw your life from God instead.

Why is this important? Because so many Christians are hopelessly bogged down, trying to figure out the “perfect will of God” for every decision. Should I go to this college or that college? Accept this job or that job? Buy this house or that house? Go to this church or that church? Order pepperoni pizza or sausage pizza? That sounds ridiculous, but some believers are almost that immobilized trying to discern the will of God. Most believers are at least partially immobilized.

God doesn't want us to live that way. Such thinking arises from a sense of separation: “God is way up there. I'm way down here. Somehow I have to figure out His perfect will.” But there is not separation. You and God are one. He lives in you. He lives through you. He guides you.— The Rest of the Gospel: When the partial Gospel has worn you out, page 213

<idle musing>
Of course, we all know that God perfect will is that you make your own pizza—with only organic ingredients—and definitely not sausage or pepperoni! :) Seriously, I have seen people agonizing for days about a decision for fear they might miss the will of God; this quotation definitely is for them.

I'm also reminded of the last chapter of Tozer's Pursuit of God about the dichotomy that exists in many people's minds about the secular and sacred. I've got news for you: there isn't one! All is sacred to God.

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