“…..so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men” Romans 12:18
The Lord put this scripture in my heart about a year ago… I have written about it… talked about it… pondered it… and watched how the Lord has changed me… little by little… from my early understanding that God controlled all things and nothing depended on me… to specific things that actually did depend on me… right up to this past weekend where He “moved all the furniture in the basement of my soul”… (my apologies to Bob Mumford for stealing this from him)… 🙂
An opening thought…. (as I hope to continue on in my musings with several reflections about “what depends on me”)….
God IS in control of all things… yet He never imposes His will on us… Free will is the essence of our humanity. It is imperative for philip then to tell God that I give myself completely to Him… I surrender… I want His Will for my life… I “abandon myself to Him” – borrowed this one from Oswald Chambers – 🙂
No matter what philip wants to do or thinks he should do… it is always followed by: “Nevertheless… Thy will be done”
Starting with that… we can now begin to talk about all the “moved furniture”….