impulses… the desire to act in a certain way.
we know that we ought to behave in a certain way…
yet we know that we often decide not to behave in that way.
i know that “ought.” and it is not just what i have learned from mom
and dad. i have to admit that there is always a quiet yet persistent voice
speaking what my heart seems to recognize as truth, as fact. it is a real
voice to me, and not my own voice. a voice that i believe to be of God.
i have a belief that there is truth apart from me, and truth that speaks to
me of right and goodness, and that the voice is the voice of the ultimate
goodness of God.
it can be very frustrating when i want something, the Spirit is
continuing to urge that i ought not to act or even think on it, and i don’t
want to listen. i have learned that not to listen takes me on a side track,
a detour of the learning kind. what a heart struggle it can be when my
need and my impulses gang up together and i try to ignore God’ voice.
never a good choice… i continue to find this out, over an over again.
there is a difference between the belief
of God as the righteous truth, and the
belief in humans producing their own
morality, right and truth.
there lies the gap we shall always face.
there lies the constant struggle to listen
and believe and act.
there lies our broken human will and God’s will.
there lies the thoughts of our selves and others that cause us to rise-up
against one another.
the link of this post is joined with other links
of those taking part in reading the book
“mere christianity” by c.s. lewis, at the blog of jason stasyszen.