Tuesday, August 24, 2010

what i've been reading...besides medical textbooks... :)

"what we believe about God is foundational to our whole belief system.  if we have wrong thinking about God, we will have wrong thinking about everything else.  what we believe about God determines the way we live.  if we believe things about Him that aren't true, we will eventually act on those lies and end up in bondage...this is a lie that few women consciously believe.  most of us would never say "God is not really good."  we know better.  theologically, intellectually, we know that God is good.  but deep in many of our hearts, there lurks a suspicion that He may not really be good--at least, that He has not been good to me.  i believe that this is a lie at the core of much of our wrong thinking about God...once we doubt the goodness of God, we feel justified in rejecting His will and making our own decisions about right and wrong.  the Truth is, God is GOOD.  whether or not His choices seem good to us, He is good.  Whether or not we feel it, He is Good.  Whether or not it seems true in my life or yours, He is still good...hannah whitehall smith put it well when she said, a great many things in God's divine providences do not look to the eye like goodness.  but faith sits down before mysteries such as these and says "the Lord is good, therefore all that He does must be good no matter how it looks.  i can wait for His explanations."

"God is good, and everything He does is good."  psalm 119:68

lies women believe--nancy leigh demoss


Rachel said...

Amazing. And so very well put! Thanks for sharing this. I have this book on a shelf and need to dust it off :)

khanley said...

Thanks for the necessary reminder. I've been wanting to read that book; I guess you'd recommend it then?