Infant & Almighty: Dec. 9-10 - Paradox

A paradox is a set of two things that co-exist even though they seem to contradict each other. Here, Michele refers to chapters 9 and 10 in "Honest Advent," by Scott Erickson.


Lynnette - December 11th, 2023 at 6:48am

When you ask "how much control do we really have?" I think of the control of dragging my feet, insisting on pointing backward, or trying to decide myself when this hoped for transformation will occur. Even what what I want is to seek God's will, I keep finding myself doing my own things, the things that don't work. My personal paradox is that in order to receive God's peace I need to have patience and release control, two aspects of peace I do not yet have. I am reminded of the refrigerator magnet, "Be patient, God isn't finished with me yet." I am grateful for God's miracles, and have faith (or at least hope) that God is working at least a small miracle in my life.

- December 11th, 2023 at 10:56am

I feel those things too. At what point is the "things not working" really not God's will, vs God taking God's own time? That is a challenge of discernment I am still struggling with.

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