Monday, 3 November 2008


Typically only one-tenth of the volume of an iceberg is above water. The shape of the remainder under the water can be difficult to surmise from looking at what is visible above the surface. This has led to the expression "tip of the iceberg"

The problem with many of us is that there are layers beneath the surface that remain untouched by Jesus, areas we don’t allow to surface because we can do all the other stuff such as worship, pray, read, serve and ignore the hidden stuff that holds us back from becoming totally whole people, effective and healthy in work life, home life, church life and friendships.

Scripture is written in Hebrew and Greek, God choose two languages to communicate His revelation to humanity. Thing is although the N.T is written in Greek, it is primarily written by Hebrews translating their thoughts into a Greek environment. There is a point to this and its this Hebrew thought tended to view man as a whole, while Greeks tended to categorize and divide men up into compartments.

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

There is often a disconnect for Christians in that they divide their lives into “secular” and "sacred" compartments. Human beings have the default to live compartmentalised, double lives. Sunday is worship and the drive home we swear at the driver pulling out in front of us, Mon – Fri is work life.

What layers lie beneath the surface of our lives that never get dealt with? Is there a difference between our spiritual life and our everyday life?

1 comment:

macleod said...

I like where you seem to be taking this but the more i think about this, the more i think the default where we split our lives up into spiritual and secular is not really a default. I think that we have overridden the original default and created these compartments but somewhere deep within, the original default which God created in us to worship Monday to Sunday is still there. Perhaps as we strip back the layers, the walls or compartments we have created will begin to come down. I'm not sure but for me there is something in this about the difference in us 'doing' and 'being'