Whoa, can you believe I encountered an Ice Berg this morning in my quiet time. Reading I John 5, I realized that it was saying to me: My Faith in Believing that Jesus is Who God says He is and that He can do what God says He can do equals the POWER that overcomes the world! Well now, why would that be an ice berg? From The Message I read "Every God-begotten person conquers the world's ways. The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our FAITH. The person who wins out over the world's way is simply the one who believes Jesus is the Son of God. . . If we take human testimony at face value, how much more should we be reassured when God gives testimony as he does here, testifying concerning his Son. Whoever BELIEVES in the Son of God inwardly confirms God's testimony. . . This is the testimony in essence: God gave us eternal life; the life is in his Son. So, whoever has the Son, has life, whoever rejects the Son, rejects life. And how do we know we have eternal life, well the whole book of I John is about believing what God says about His Son, Jesus and Jesus says the bottom line is "loving correctly". The first part I need to get down is how to Love God correctly which means DOING WHAT HE SAYS instead of gushing out sentimental junk!
Now a picture: How is this an Ice Berg. There is a little command: Love as I have Loved you! We say: "OK" and then go merrily on our way. But when we look under the little ice cap we are blown away with the size of what God is saying. Ponder that! How's your Loving on a scale of 1 - 10? BEWARE - AN ICE BERG IS LOOMING!