Thoughts
God’s Unusual Approaches
ARK
@bsx_ark/July 19th, 2019 3:53 am

Neon cross glowing in the night

When I read the Bible, I am sometimes left without words. The sheer audacity of some of the things I read in there…things a modern intellectual/educated/logical mind will struggle with.

Here are a few

  1. The thought that God exists. Now that alone, for starters, is where many falter.
  2. The thought that God sometimes creates and gives, by taking away from one, and giving it to another. Physical things like houses, lands, and money. Conceptual things like thrones, and responsibilities. That God would promise land to someone that belongs to someone else, and have it “taken”, not purchased or gifted, from one and given to another drives the modern man nuts. It confuses him that God in this sense isn’t egalitarian. I spent quite some time thinking about this one.
  3. That in order to solve a huge problem with mankind, and reconcile us to Himself, He started at a point with a child. Then worked it all out over 33 years, and then beyond. He didn’t seem to be in a hurry. Then that child had humble beginnings. [Aside: I doubt the portrayals of Jesus in all the television series I’ve ever watched, are correct. Given his makeup, his responsibilities and his awareness of purpose, Jesus could not have been that simple, weak, self deprecating and almost passionless personality I often see. I think He was driven, compassionate, direct, funny, commanding [in leadership], intelligent, strong, wise and piercing of thought and speech. In His sphere, you would either like Him or loath Him. You couldn’t be with Him and not feel anything. Especially when you interact with Him. He is still like that.]
  4. That at the end of the day, God doesn’t struggle with anyone or anything. His plan and purposes are what will prevail, and He reigns supreme. That the whole world belongs to Him, and not all those we see who scream and spin, with alternative ideologies, all day long. [Aside: Have you noticed your peace reduce lately? Disconnect yourself from the screaming & spinning for a bit. The news, social media, etc. Focus on His word, or what expresses it for some time, and you’ll be back in sync.]

O.J

More from ARK
I just finished praying. A word from the Lord, on my heart: Sometimes, we agonize excessively, as part of our intercession, for the world, hoping that the negative consequences of its wrong...
Highlights
ARK Highlights
Your Unique Viewpoint
ARK
March 17th, 2022 7:37 pm
Took me a while to realise that the unique way one sees things is itself a gift. Now, I'm not referring to "annoying", "evil" or "upsetting" viewpoints. I’m referring to Godly unique...
Highlights
ARK V4.0
ARK
December 12th, 2021 1:10 pm
V4.0 Release Summary There are a number of executions in this version that we hope you will like, some of the key highlights include: Display fixes. Addition of the resources link to...
Updates
Default ARK Updates Image
Thank God for Grace
ARK
August 3rd, 2021 7:03 am
I used to wonder, did things get so bad that God had to wipe out all but a few, of humanity, with a flood? Now I understand. So much deception everywhere. Crimes. Masquerades. Provocations....
Thoughts General
ARK Thoughts
ARK V3.3.1
ARK
March 22nd, 2021 9:00 am
V3.3.1 Release Summary This is a minor maintenance update: Minor display...
Updates
Default ARK Updates Image
ARK V3.3
ARK
March 15th, 2021 9:00 am
V3.3 Release Summary There are a number of executions in this version that we hope you will like, some of the key highlights include: Content display optimizations. Better text...
Updates
Default ARK Updates Image
ARK V3.2
ARK
March 8th, 2021 9:00 am
V3.2 Release Summary There are a number of executions in this version that we hope you will like, some of the key highlights include: Social sharing code perfection. Content display...
Updates
Default ARK Updates Image
(Numbers 14:2 MKJV) And all the sons of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron. And the whole congregation said to them, Oh that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or, Oh that we had died...
Thoughts General
ARK Thoughts
ARK V3.1
ARK
March 1st, 2021 9:00 am
V3.1 Release Summary There are a number of executions in this version that we hope you will like, some of the key highlights include: Default homepage social sharing image: update to new...
Updates
Default ARK Updates Image
ARK V3.0
ARK
February 28th, 2021 9:00 am
V3.0 Release Summary There are a number of significant executions in this version that we hope you will like, some of the key highlights include: New content areas. UI...
Updates
Default ARK Updates Image
Fostering deep connections. Click here to join our Signal group.