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The Human Will- part 2

This is a follow-up post to the last two I've posted about the human will and choice. I planned to finish these posts sooner, but I'm at ease and don't stress myself, because everything has its own time. This won't be long, it's rather a shorter post. So, today's post is about... 

2. The Human Will's Bondage
In the last post I was writing about the Nature of the Human Will, how it is influenced to have a preference before choosing anything. Then we realized that the source of our choices is our heart, not the will. We received a new heart from God, which yearns to fulfill God's purposes and His will on earth. Let us look at what holds the will in bondage.
After Adam sinned, the human will was biased toward evil and hence it is free in one way, that is the way of evil. What is the bondage then? It is a depraved heart. There's a good illustration to this: let's say I hold an apple in my hand and if I let it fall, it will always fall downwards not…
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The Human Will- part 1

This is the first part of the series on the Human Will I want to write about. Read the introduction (my previous post) to know why I'm writing about this topic and where my inspiration comes from.

1. The Nature of the Human Will
When the will is acting it means that it has a choice between a positive and a negative or if not there is an inclination towards one rather than the other. Which means that something causes or influences it to choose. This leads to the fact that the will isn't sovereign. A few might say that they can turn their eyes' attention to the right or left and their minds would be indifferent of which they do. That's a contradiction, because it supposes that they can choose one thing in preference to another while being in a state of indifference. Maybe the mind and even the will was indifferent up until it came to have a preference. When indifference disappeared, choice was made.  Indifference --> influence --> preference --> choice --> a…

Do We Have a Free Will? - Introduction

This post of mine is inspired from a book I've been reading for months. I didn't finish it, not because I don't like it, but because it challenged me... there were things that I believed about God and they weren't quite right. There were things in between, which if we have to illustrate, it would look like living with a blurred eyesight and being in need of glasses. The book is one of the books that spoke to the core things in my life and challenged my beliefs. Firstly, it is because it speaks about the Father in a perspective which maybe doesn't necessarily feel right, but which is true looking at the Bible as a whole. Secondly, it is because you get a glimpse of the God Almighty and you feel like a nobody (not in a bad way, but truly realizing who you are compared to His greatness) and as you see Him, you end up worshiping, standing in awe and loving Him more than ever before. Thirdly, it is because of the writing of the book, which is complex, deep, thought-pro…

Who are you?

One day I woke up with a song, as I very often do, and I told myself I will write it down to not forget it. What do you think I did? Of course I did not write it down. When you're sleepy you just think "I won't forget it, I just want to doze a little bit more and afterwards I'll write it down", but as you maybe know, you forget it and regret not writing it down. I only know that the song was about lots of questions about who God is, how He is and what great things He does. I was pondering about these questions and then the same week the leader of the Mission spoke about how Jesus declared in John 6 who He was. When He declared who He was, most of the people knew Him only for a year. He shocked them by what He said:  I am the true Bread of Life.Your ancestors ate manna in the desert and died.But standing here before you is the true Bread that comes out of heaven, and when you eat this Bread you will never die.I alone am this living Bread that has come to you fro…

Run to, not from

I missed writing on my blog, because I really enjoy it a lot. What I want to write about today is knowing that God is a very good Father, always thinking of the best of us and for us. I can't describe how thankful I am and how my heart is overflowing with gratitude. It's astonishing to see how much He cares for an unimportant girl in a little town in an Eastern European country on a little planet. The lesson I'm learning to practice and believe in with my heart's mind is: God loves me unconditionally and wants me close.
You may think: didn't you know that already? It's an old story. Yes, you're right, because He was, is and always will be like that. I won't complicate my post. And I hope from now on I will post short thoughts and things I've been learning. So stay tuned.
Now back to what I meant with the statement: God loves me unconditionally! I realized that running to God whenever you fail, fall, sin, hurt, or simply feel overwhelmed is the best…

The process, not perfection

I've been thinking of deleting some of my older posts here on my blog, because I think they aren't good. But then I changed my mind. I want to leave them here because they speak about me and it says my story, my development and God's fingerprint in my life. I'm not perfect and I shouldn't always have such high expectations from myself. It's okay, it's my journey, it's my life, my song played on the strings of my heart. Last year was a very blessed year financially and relationship-wise. I started the year on another continent with strangers (in a way), but seekers of God and I was so happy to see God work in the lives of people. I was truly amazed by how personal God is. Then God spoke and inscribed my identity and my purpose unto the walls of my heart. I was overwhelmed, and till I got used to the inscription after coming back home and being busy with work, which by the way makes a lot of fun and is a joy, I realized I didn't really believe what …

It's about the heart ♥

I've been feeling God working on my heart lately and He told me that this year will be a year in which He will restore my heart. It will be a year of restoration and new beginnings. Last December I received a painting from a little princess girl and it was such a huge message for me. The girl told me it's for me because God loves me a lot. I asked her what the colors she chose mean, she didn't know and I thought it's not even important, but I was wrong. While praying in a small group God revealed it all to me. I'll try to write it down as well as I can.
[If you want: scroll to the bottom of this post and click play to the song I attached and continue reading while having the song in the background...just a tip]