The High King Lives

Inspirational Wednesday: Sailing without a Map May 30, 2012

Galatians 1:8 KJV
  8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

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Hello dear ones :). I pray you’re having a beautiful Wednesday. Today I come to you with another issue of balance. Often we see two extremes in religion and even in Christian circles. There are those who base their faith on experience alone and the emotions of a spiritual experience. Then there are those who worship their theology as if it is God. I have been on both sides and  I praise God for constantly bringing me back to His truth and balance. C.S. Lewis describes it like this:

“Now theology is like the map. Merely learning and thinking about the Christian doctrines, if you stop there, is less real and exciting than the sort of thing my friend got in the desert. Doctrines are not God; they are only a kind of map. But that map is based on the experiences of hundreds of people who were really in touch with God– experiences compared with which any thrills or pious feelings you and I are likely to get on our own are very elementary and very confused. And secondly, if you want to get any further, you must use the map. You see, what happened to that man in the desert may have been real, and was certainly exciting, but nothing comes of it. It leads nowhere. There is nothing to do about it. In fact, that is just why a vague religion– all about feeling God in nature, and so on — is attractive. It is all thrills and no work: like watching the waves from the beach. But you will never get to Newfoundland by studying the Atlantic that way, and you will not get eternal life by simply feeling the presence of God in flowers or music. Neither will you get anywhere by looking at maps without going to sea. Nor will you be very safe if you go to sea without a map.”

~ C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)

God bless and Remember The High King Lives!~Amber Dover


One Response to “Inspirational Wednesday: Sailing without a Map”

  1. GodGirl Says:

    Wow, I love CS Lewis but have never come across this – I love it. I really needed this as I’ve been struggling to find a a balance, drifting between both camps of thought, in a sense. Thanks for encouraging us with these thoughts – what a great perspective of navigating our lives with wisdom – both intellectual, and spiritual. Have an awesome day Amber.

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