Monday, September 19, 2016

In Which I Muse about Rich Mullins (or share his musings)

Today is the 19th anniversary of his death. Musing may have been his hobby, next to song writing, of course. His songs taught me so much! Here are some quotes that are not from songs....

'The amazing thing about the whole joy of Christianity is it's something you can't find, it's something that has to find you. Once we submit ourselves to God, the things of God chase us down like dogs, and you can't escape them. I think we can stifle the Spirit. We can thwart the work of God in our own lives. We can choose to nourish that which should be crucified and ignore that which should be nourished, but God ain't done with any of us.' 

'Faith is walking with God. This biggest problem with life is that it's just daily.... It's not what you did, and not what you say you're going to do, it's what you do today.'

'God has called us to be lovers, and we frequently think that He meant us to be saviors. So we "love" as long as we see "results". We give of ourselves as long as our investments pay off, but if the ones we love do not respond, we tend to despair and blame ourselves and even resent those we pretend to love. Because we love someone, we want them to be free of addictions, of sin, of self--and that is as it should be. But it might be that out love for them and our desire for their well-being will not make them well. And, if that is the case, their lack of response no more negates the reality of love than their quickness to respond would confirm it.' 

'What problem do you have that death wouldn't fix?'

and a song...

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