Do You Hear What I Hear?

Jan 10, 2011

The Ice Berg

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!


  1. Your comments reinforce the sermon at church yesterday. It was about all of the evidence that the Bible is true and can be backed up with historical facts. Sometimes people act like it's a stretch to believe it, but our minister sure did have a lot of statistics. How could anyone ever doubt?

  2. I am blown away.....with the amount God loves me and with the small amount I love others......Sometimes it's hard to equate love and obedience buts that just what God is calling us do.....

    This really spoke to me today....Thanks for taking the time to impart some of your wisdom....

    Hugs and blessings my sweet friend

  3. Pat, I am reading through these did I miss them??

    Did you do a journal page on this...