Read a lovely poem today on Watch this Space by rwoz2. I hope he (she?) doesn’t mind if I quote a section of it here
Through our disguises
To where we are hiding
The cry of our hearts
Of our inmost deep sighing
Through and through
Inside we are dying
He cares, so…He seeks
And will not stop
Having counted the cost
High and low
For the coin that was lost
The dark, tooth and claw
For the sheep tempest-tossed
But he doesn’t always succeed – THIS is the idea I am struggling with at the moment. I know God gave us free choice, but I can’t understand if the Holy Spirit is working on a person and God seeks all people and gives His Holy Spirit, then how do people choose to turn away from His grace?
I don’t understand how this can happen when he is all powerful and all merciful?!?
I have received eternal undeserved grace and boundless blessings. I feel compelled to share this but I know majority in today’s society arn’t seeking and certainly don’t like an out spoken evangelist. So I am a quiet christian, praying that people can see God at work in my life.
My Friend who passed away last year knew about Jesus but as far as I know had not chosen to follow him.
I studied a few subjects at Australian Lutheran College while I was at university and discovered the concept of universal salvation, I love it but unfortunately Lutherans don’t believe it and while I havn’t got my head around it all, I guess I agree. Still I struggle.
Another blogger (whom unfortunately I’ve forgotten) wrote ‘God chooses us for the same reason he chooses anyone – because of his grace’
‘called,chosen and faithful followers’ Rev 17:4 – but why are we not all called?
Does anyone else struggle with this? Has anyone resolved this in their mind – please share!
P.s. I missed a week of blogging whilst on holidays – apologies. But in exciting news I did get my 50th follower in that time 🙂
P.P.S Was going to write about my holidays if you’re lucky you might get a taste of it next week, or something completely different, who knows!