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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Theopneustos

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Theopneustos- (thay-AHP-noo-stos) God breathed, breathed out by God. This does not imply that God breathed life into man's words, but that they were created by God. They reflect His very heart, His very speaking.

"All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
2 Timothy 3:16-17
I had a God Breathed Friday night.
We saw this house on the way to the respite. It reminded me of where many of us were at. Much of our lives had been consumed, but the foundation remained. Trust God.
Emily and Melissa
I came across a verse over the weekend in 1 Peter 3. It says that a gentle and quiet spirit (tranquil and meek) is imperishable. I found that interesting. I think it is hard for people to be quiet or tranquil even. It is what we should strive for. It will endure the fire. What does this look like? Do it mean we never speak and that will make God  look on us with great love? Not so. 
Meekness:
πραΰς - praÿs :Meekness toward God is that disposition of spirit in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting. In the OT, the meek are those wholly relying on God rather than their own strength to defend against injustice. Thus, meekness toward evil people means knowing God is permitting the injuries they inflict, that He is using them to purify His elect, and that He will deliver His elect in His time (Isa 41:17, Luk 18:1-8). Gentleness or meekness is the opposite to self-assertiveness and self-interest. It stems from trust in God's goodness and control over the situation. The gentle person is not occupied with self at all. This is a work of the Holy Spirit, not of the human will (Gal 5:23).

Are you overly occupied with self? Do you spend as much time or more listening as you do talking? What could you do to instill this character in yourself? How can you be more bent on the will of God than affirmation?
The San Gabriel River
Angie
Kristi
The back decks.
View from our balcony.
Kristi and Angela
We were all having a laugh at our fabulous photographer.
At "A Woman's Respite" I gave out a list by Nancy DeMoss. I thought you might like to check your heart against it.
  • 40 Evidences That You Have Left Your First Love
  • 3 comments:

    susan said...

    Hi Stephanie!

    I clicked on the link for the "40 Evidences that You Have Left Your First Love" and it took me to the Gomer's House page. Where do I go from there?

    Thank you,
    Susan

    Tiffany Atwood said...

    Look at all these beautiful ladies!

    Thank you, Stephanie, for all your effort in putting this together - for hearing the word of God, being open to the opportunity that was put before you and acting on it. I love you dearly.

    Terribly Interesting said...

    Thanks, SUsan. I fixed the link.