AHHH! I HATE THIS SONG!
rhianna's "what's my name song" keeps coming on everywhere i go! if you don't already know what the heck your name is, then you should go figure that out before you write more crappy songs or dye your hair.
ok. that was not how i was planning on starting this post, but it just coincided perfectly with the start of the song and an audible "NOOOO!" from me. luckily no one heard...well, hopefully rhianna did.
i recently got this book called "Doctrine" by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears. pretty intriguing right? sounds like a thrilling read. but i figured now is as good a time as any to really be sure what i should and shouldn't believe as a proclaimed Christian. so far - some things are really making sense! this is a good sign.
the first chapter (all i have read so far) was defining the Christian view of the Trinity. this is a super confusing topic since it is a really complicated three people in one, all the same but all different. it turns out that God really thought that one through (go figure). for the first time the Trinity was explained to me in terms of what the ideal community should look like. SO COOL! one of the examples used talked about the church body, or even just like a small group you are part of. where everyone is deeply connected through their faith, but yet they still retain their individual and defining characteristics. awesome.
what really drove this point home for me, was reading 1 Corinthians 2 right after, Paul's message of wisdom. verse 12 says this:
"What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us."
this verse explains the relationship between the 3 and how this is essential for us as believers because it is the only way we can understand God's thoughts. and when i say understand, please take it with a grain of salt. we will never fully understand.
still praying for greater knowledge and further obedience!