Thursday, October 15, 2009

The ZigZag Café

We will be convening here at the ZigZag café, Suisse, on Thursdays for conversation and dialogue. I invite you to stop by every Thursday for the question of the day. Your thoughts and participation are most welcome. Pull up a stool, avec un café, un thé, ou un chocolat chaud, et un croissant, and join in here on Thursday at the ZZ café.

For today:

What is your destiny and does it have any impact on your present life?


Lukas und Céline Kuhs said...

What is your destiny, Greg?

Greg said...

I think this was a difficult question considering the lack of comment??

I believe my destiny is to be transformed into the image of Christ. Not exactly sure of all of what that means and am in good company with several biblical writers who say something like "we'll be like him."

This destiny is one that has a profound impact on who we are and what we do in the present life as we seek to image Christ now.

Lukas und Céline Kuhs said...

It was definitely a hard one! When I read it, I had no immediate answer...

It is very important though, because its impact on present life is big. (My opinion!) At least it should be. Therefore I asked for your wisdom...

The lack of comments - if this really can be turned into "this was a hard question" - reveals that there seems to be a gap to fill. In particular because it is relevant as stated above!

Lukas und Céline Kuhs said...

to be transformed into the image of Christ.

Is this visible on earth? Partly? Or even completely?

Is it something we should try to achieve? Or is it completely brought about by the Holy Spirit?

Greg said...

These are good questions. Yes, I believe, at least to some extent, being transformed into imaging Christ is supposed to be visible on earth. Signs of both imaging and being transformed should be present realities. This transformation won't be completely visible now because we all have to pass through death to receive a new and imperishable body, which will be part of imaging Christ.

Yes, I think that we are take part in this transformation - be accountable and responsible to be living out of the community we're in with God, but it's true that we cannot accomplish this on our own and we need the Holy Spirit. So my response is a both/and - we are to work out things because we know that God is at work within us.

harry coe maynard said...


Tough Greg q's.

You know when anyone reads the Bible you see it, when you become a Christian you sense it, or from the Holy Spirit, or hear a "Word behind you saying"

I was in a political job and was having lunch with a rather wealthy Christian lady. I prayed for the meal and looked up and she was just staring at me and I said... what? Harry you've missed your calling, WHAT? I've got a very important job here. I know but I'm just telling you You've missed your Calling. Ruined my whole day,week , month ect.

Fear Doubt Sin, Afraid God can actually do things like we read. What will my friends, Family think.
Can God? What if I sin in the Future. ect. enough.

Greg said...

Harry coe,
Thanks. Seems to me calling must be related to destiny and within destiny we are freed by Christ to be called and within being called by Christ we are freed to live in the power of the Holy Spirit.