"If you are trying to live up to a standard of belief and find you have not the power to do it, be humble enough to recognise that Jesus Christ knows more about the matter than you do. He has pledged His Father’s honour to give you the Holy Spirit if you ask Him—“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?” (Luke 11:13). The Holy Spirit at work in our personal lives enables us to make the ideal and the actual one, and we begin slowly to discern that we have been brought into the place where Jesus Christ tells. The beginning of spiritual life is away down where it cannot be traced; the theological explanation will emerge presently. The first thing a man needs is to be born into the Kingdom of God by receiving the Holy Spirit, and then slowly and surely be turned into a disciple. The entrance into the Kingdom of God is always through the moral frontier of need. At any turn of the road the touch may come." ~ Oswald Chambers http://davidkrienke.bandcamp.com/track/come-holy-spirit
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
"Momentary, light affliction" is opposite of "eternal, weighty glory".
"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." ~ 2 Corinthians 4:17
Here's an interesting insight into this scripture, courtesy of Oswald Chambers book "The Love of God - The Message of Invincible Consolation". Chambers says: "Whenever Paul tries to state the unfathomable joy and glory which he has in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus, it is as if he cannot find words to express his meaning. In order to try to express it here he balances his words.
For instance, "affliction" is matched with "glory";
"light" is matched with "weight";
and "moment" is matched with "eternal".
I wonder if we balance our words like that?"
Born into a family of Gospel singers & musicians in South Bend, Indiana, David began singing & playing the piano as a small child.
In the 1970's, his musical style was shaped by the acoustic rock artists of the time - and in the 1980's David played the local nightclub circuit as keyboardist/singer with the band Justus.
But God comes in places unlooked for - unexpectedly.
After committing himself to the work of the Gospel, he served for three years as Praise & Worship Leader at a local church.
Now, David & his wife Debbie have committed themselves to sharing the Gospel of the life changing Power & Love of Jesus Christ, through this music ministry, based in Elkhart, Indiana.