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Life Or Death?

March 19, 2012


“Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God.  Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.  He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant- not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”         2 Corinthians 3: 4-6

As I see it our competence comes directly from God via The Spirit.  It does not come from extensive study, skill, or knowledge of the bible and it definitely does not come from position or title.   In these matters our hearts are more important than our brains.  He who studies the most does not win in ministry.  No what really matters is how much we surrender our hearts and very beings unto Him.  It is not about being smart it is about being teachable, humble and gentle in heart.

We are supposed to be ministers of The Spirit and NOT the letter.  Being in The Spirit is much more important than how much of the letter we can cram into our brains.  In society today knowledge is exalted and desired, but God looks at our hearts.  It is not about what you know, it is about WHO (JESUS) you know.   When I share Jesus with people I want to share life.  So I share as His Spirit leads me with gentleness and compassion.  I do not want to share the letter with others, because that only kills.

The letter of The Law means death and destruction.  When I share the truth in love I want to be Spirit led even in the scriptures that He may desire me to use.  There is always tension where it comes to The Spirit vs. the letter and we need to be very discerning or we can lead others away from God rather than to Him.  Knowledge puffs up, the letter kills, but The Spirit gives life.  

I have been feeling out of sorts today and I would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.  Today is the one year mark of my separation from my wife.  A lot has happened in this past year, mostly good with lots of growth, but it still hurts.  Thanks for listening.

Love and ….

Kirk Out !

P.s.  25 days flashback free.


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One Comment
  1. deanna troi permalink

    life or death captain? i say death, as in let it die already! then you can get on with the living part. just a suggestion, though… used to listen to the advice of ship counselor.

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