You ask me “What’s the the greatest act of faith?” To me is to look in the mirror of God’s word, and see all my faults, all my sin, all my shortcomings and to believe that God loves me exactly as he says he does.
I think we are all pretty good at screwing up. We just gotta be better at not giving up.
It’s the unpleasant surprises that reminds me that we are human
Than to do it while jamming hard to punk rock
τόν Χριστόν πιστεύουσιν οί άνθρωποι ότι γινώσκουσι τήν άγάπην αύτου
In case any of you needed some context I’m sure it’s referring to something I reblogged the other day which can be found bellow.
”Don’t cross oceans for people who wouldn’t cross a puddle for you”
If someone got eaten by sharks because they were crossing a puddle for you but only got half way; then you punch those sharks in their brain meat a couple times till their teeth are released from said person, you call the ambulance and do all you can to help them. You use your hands to bandage wounds and your ears to listen to specific hurts.
Because it doesn’t matter what someone would or wouldnt do for you, give everyone your all because that’s what loving someone unconditionally is and that, as a follower of Christ is what we are called to do. It doesn’t matter if their your enemy, your best friend or a stranger down the road, you help them, you serve them and you love them.
I hope that answers your question dear anon friend! Good question though, oft times I wonder the same.
I’m sharing this because I am thoroughly satisfied by how I did this. The homework was the study of how words can be defined in different ways and how to properly evaluate the definitions. I chose the word grace.
Application 2: Grace
v Grace: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense
v This definition is ‘Genus and difference’ because it describes it as riches but not any riches but one that is Gods and one that is at Christ’s expense.
Source: MacArthur, John. “What Is Grace?” Oneplace.com. Grace To You. Web. 21 Sept. 2014. <http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/grace-to-you/read/articles/what-is-grace-10339.html>.
Christian, beware how thou thinkest lightly of sin. Take heed lest thou fall by little and little. Sin, a little thing? Is it not a poison? Who knows its deadliness? Sin, a little thing? Do not the little foxes spoil the grapes? Doth not the tiny coral insect build a rock which wrecks a navy? Do not little strokes fell lofty oaks? Will not continual droppings wear away stones? Sin, a little thing? It girded the Redeemer’s head with thorns, and pierced his heart! It made him suffer anguish, bitterness, and woe. Could you weigh the least sin in the scales of eternity, you would fly from it as from a serpent, and abhor the least appearance of evil. Look upon all sin as that which crucified the Saviour, and you will see it to be “exceeding sinful.”
For this is the will of God- your sanctification, that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.