Posts By Carole
"Only the Sinner Finds the Saviour" so deeply impacted me because it felt so similar to my own experience.
It is the Holy Spirit’s responsibility to teach me, not my trying, fretting or striving to cause me to learn.
Oh, how the Lord hears our whispers. He not only hears, He listens and responds.
It’s easy to hang up crosses and pictures and give only visual ascent to them. The truth is, it’s a torment to be imprisoned to rigid, unbending ideas and opinions, always having to be “right.”
Like Nicodemus, Jesus confronted me. He sent one of His own, who saw through my lies and challenged and assaulted my “faith.” In His mercy, He exposed and began to tear down and destroy the foundation of deception I had built.
Our connections are the places where we demand our nourishment. We may label them bad habits or addictions, but in truth they are our idolatries that we believe feed our insatiable, primal need.
You have to come to hate your old self. It is a paradox - part of that "hating" is the forgiveness of that self, and the compassion of how hopeless we are.
Within my DNA are hidden secrets, the mystery of His calling and purpose when He formed me in secret.