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Friday, August 9, 2013

To Walk Out Of God's Will Is To Walk Into Nowhere.

The title of this blogpost is a C.S. Lewis quote from Perelandra. I found it on Pinterest (I know . . . really, dude???) actually, and was grabbed by it. Because I don't know the context of his sentence, I'm not sure what larger theme he was exploring.

Be that as it may, I think the sentence itself has all sorts of realities to ponder.

Here are some off the top of my head:

I.

1. God's will is the SOMEWHERE of all somewheres worthy of  my full effort to" live and move and have our being" therein.

2. God's will is the REALITY creating, animating and sustaining all of life. "Let there be" begins it all; without it, there is no some-anything.

3. God's will is expressed most fully by a relentless, creative love which has no boundary unless he wills one; love infuses his will.

4. God's will is full of God's counsel and God's provision; wisdom finds and knows its course by God's will.

5. God's will reflects his Lordship over all being animate and inanimate, time and space, seen and unseen, that which is, was, and will be for eternity, before time, and after time, beyond time.

6. God's will is subject only to how he chooses to direct it, as he chooses to direct it, where he chooses to direct it, whenever he chooses to direct it.

7. God's will is true life, genuine liberty and ultimate completion for all who yield their wills to embrace and follow it.We become truly human under its tutelage.

II.

1. Walking out of God's will and walking into nowhere is tragic blindness.

2. Walking out of God's will and walking into nowhere is a fool's errand masquerading as free self-determination.

3. Walking out of God's will and walking into nowhere is trusting the present, immediate or future to one's perception and understanding of what is and what will turn out, i.e., naive faith in chance, being in control, or being a good person so good things must happen.

4. Walking out of God's will and walking into nowhere is cutting oneself from a parachute and assuming you'll figure out how to fly in due time.

5. Walking out of God's will and walking into nowhere is following enticing delusion which ultimately kills the ability for true being.

6. Walking out of God's will and walking into nowhere is much ado about nothing or no ado toward what matters most.

7. Walking out of God's will and walking into nowhere can never satisfy the deepest longings of the heart, the noble quest for what yields enduring significance, or the intended meaning for why a person lived at all.

8. Walking out of God's will and walking into nowhere becomes a slow, imperceptible death leading to existential and final NOWHERE.
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