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Faith- Learning to live in the Question - David Mitts

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Heb 4:12)

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Faith is the inner conversation of our heart that frames our world. Mostly we think of the conversation as an interaction between ourselves and the voice or voices that direct our lives. We think and act on that thinking. In this way, who we are, is expressed in our actions which reflect our thinking. The term we use to express this dynamic is character. Our character is the outward manifestation of the inward impressions in our hearts that are “who” we are. We are defined in very real terms by who we are in terms of what we do.

For example, a “good husband” does certain actions that arise out certain thoughts which are the inner conversation of the heart and reflect what is that …

Who am I?- Healing the image in our soul - David Mitts

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. (Jas 1:23-24)
Click here to listen to "Who am I?- Healing the image in our soul " We have been, over the past few weeks, looking at the inner conversation that frames our world, what the Bible calls faith. Every person lives by the inner conversation of their heart. The conversation of our heart will come from one of 2 sources, summarized by the names of 2 trees in the garden of Eden. One is known by the name: The Knowledge of Good and Evil. The other tree is known by the name: Life!

We know from the account recorded in Genesis 3 that Adam and Eve, our ancestors were forbidden from partaking of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. We also know that they were deceived by the serpent in violating that instruction of their loving Father with a temptation…

Metanoia the Foundation of Faith - David Mitts

and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel." (Mar 1:15)

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Yeshua is the conversation of God, what we call the “Word” made flesh. A conversation is about both speaking and listening. The challenge with living in the theological construct of the “logos” is that it is an entity equivalent with creation and what undergirds it. 
While this is certainly true and scripturally sound thinking it tends to lose the intimate life of the conversation of God.The Big picture tells us that everything was made by God speaking. Hebrews 11:3:
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. (Heb 11:3)
This is a power verse. We see the impact of the conversation, the speaking of God, which brings the visible from the invisible. This is the macro view, the Big Picture! God speaks an…