Have you ever heard the idea that someone is taking their faith “too far?” I have. And to me, that concept is disturbing.
Sometimes we fear growth. We dread growing because growth involves change. And change can be painful. In order to avoid growth we begin to make up excuses.
The flesh’s specialty is as it has always been, whispering in our ears –with a voice that sounds just like our own– logical rationalizations persuading us to cling to the familiar: idols, sin, unbelief, comfortable paradigms, ideas of having life apart from God and that our true identity is in the old man.
The flesh often uses logic to accomplish any kind of stagnancy. Logic says that we must always be reasonable. Living reasonably means necessarily that we must keep our lives locked inside a paradigm of reasonableness. But then guess what that does? It makes reasonableness an idol effectively blocking us from growth.
Logic and reasonableness often serve to mask our fears and limit us to living inside man’s understanding and wisdom. How boring.
Guess what? Did you ever think that if God were purely logical, then we would not have a Savior.
“Go down and suffer to save those fools? Are you kidding me? That’s way beyond reason.” Logic did not save us. Love did. And love is greater than logic.
In order to live outside of the limited paradigm of human logic we must believe and apply God’s Word. Even the parts that seem illogical or unreasonable to our little human minds.
We must learn to allow Love take us as far as He wants us to go.
And not in our fear limit Him in how far we think we should go.
He will never take us too far.
Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]–