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This is my testimony - my testimony of faith and lack thereof; of the rising and falling of hopes and dreams; of beliefs and disbelief's; of tremendous heartache and human folly; of reaching out and stepping out when all I want at times is to is pull back and step away. At the age of 30 I was diagnosed with a very rare neurological condition called Post-traumatic Syringomyelia (PTS). Please visit my post on PTS. One of my goals is to increase awareness of this terminal condition. Broken to Grace is not yet released. Follow this blog to receive an email when the final release date is announced. God bless, Ronda

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

There is so much talk and too much thinking; together they remove wisdom.

"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine...let it shine...let it shine..let it shine."

I just had a conversation that compels me now to throw this out to you who live with faith in God.

Know from whom that light comes. There is so much talk of personal light, enlightenment, the power of positive thought being equal to or greater than prayer, inner power, collective thinking, making your own destiny, etc. I need to point out that the definition of destiny doesn't allow room for saying you can make your own. As well, all of this thinking more often creates confusion and inner conflict over enlightenment. Seek wisdom instead. Some will say I'm arguing semantics. I say to you - please seek the one who offers the way, the truth, and the life. And please shine your light, share your love, give of yourself and the gifts God gave you - and glory be to God - not to us.

©Ronda Rae Franklin                                                                                      
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  1. When people talk about enlightenment, inner-strength/power, etc, these are only as good as the individual from which they come from.
    There's no shortage of 'guru's' and 'experts' out there.
    One says, "repeatedly recite these sayings", another says "meditate through physical positioning", with the promises of some type of liberation.
    Where do they come from, where is their foundation? Who determines what is good?
    "The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; Who can know it?"
    All of those gurus and experts have died with no assurance.
    Only Christ, as in 'Jesus' Christ can truly liberate a person from darkness. God declares that only He is good and it is only by Him and through Him that we have true "enlightenment", the Light that leads to life.
    The fact is, "Light has [already] come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil."

  2. "The fact is, "Light has [already] come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.""

    Thank you, Joe.

    And thank you for your support over the anonymous commenter here earlier. God bless ~ Ronda