November 15, 2006

Living the Mystery

"Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it…. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown." 1 Corinthians 9:25

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory…" 1st Timothy 3:16


The Common Bond:
Picture an athlete and a private detective. From most perspectives, they have very, very little to do with one another. One spends his time working out in a gym, sweating and straining his muscles to achieve success, while the other puzzles over the bizarre to shed light on things that have been enveloped in darkness for long whiles. But both have one thing in common: passion. Each will do whatever is necessary to fulfill their goals. They each have a prize, a reward for completing their tasks; the athlete, the knowledge that he conquered his body and subdued his weakness; the sleuth, an awarding self-satisfaction for bringing criminals to justice and bringing comfort to families that have been torn apart.

The Riches Bestowed:
We each have a prize. As the apostle Paul surmises, we have an even better prize awaiting us at the finish line. As athletes, we must pursue it, ever running towards it. As searchers, we have a great mystery to solve, a Divine puzzle to study and analyze. Bringing the two together, we have a great and wondrous God to search for and ponder, to run toward and love, to pursue and take hold on. How blessed are we?!

The mysteries of Him and His Truth stretch so far beyond our human understanding. Yet, even with our finite minds, the rays of light we do glean shine so brightly! How can we help but continue to study, seek out and pursue the amazing riches that lay beneath the great mystery of Christ and His Godliness?

Our Goal:
We do not claim to be experts. Even as we sit at the feet of our Master, we are taking in the vastness of the richess of Christ. Our vision is to share the thoughts and lessons we learn – that we may in any small way help you also see the beauty of God and His mystery of Godliness.
By sharing what is on our hearts, we hope that you will see practical and applicable ways to take what you read here and become an active pursuer and searcher through the Scriptures. It is our prayer that by reading this blog, you too will be challenged to take up the call, that you too will become more fervent in your pursuit of heavenly things, that you, with God’s help, will live the mystery of Godliness. Onward, Christian soldiers!

Your Fellow Seekers:
Pursuing the Mystery is blogged by Veronika and Katie Marie. We are desiring to serve Christ with our lives, but also to encourage others in the Way.

God willing, we will post at least once a week. Though our focus is primarily on spiritually-minded writing, we may occasionally have more “spur of the moment” posts on something that strikes us in the news, politics, etc. If so, our regular updates will still be posted on schedule [Lord willing!].

Please contact us if you have any ideas or ways that we can improve the site! We’d love to hear from you! Email us at: withoutcontroversy@gmail.com.


Enjoy, and to God be the glory!

Your sisters in Christ,
Veronika and Katie Marie

9 comments:

thepatriot15 said...

Hi Katie! Happened to find this through my blog hits. :) I heard you were going to start a blog. This is great! Looking forward to more posts.

Jen

Hannah Beth said...

Wow! You have started a co-blog! How exciting! Beauty from the Heart now links to you.

Veronika said...

Thanks so much, Hannah! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Katie and Veronika! This is Sarah G. Congratulations on *finally* getting a blog, Katie. :)

Lindsey said...

Wow, this is awesome! :-) It looks wonderful, girls. I'm eagerly looking forward to future posts!

James said...

Hey, totally sweet blog! Glad ya finnally got one, Katie!

Kaci said...

Ha! I found it Katie! :-)
It's so exciting that you have a blog now! Can't wait to read more posts!

-Kaci

Anonymous said...

Katie,
Hey, great job on getting a blog! I really like the design and am looking forward to future posts.
Abbey
P.S. Great job on winning 2nd place on clarinet! (I read about it on Ellen's blog)

Katie Marie said...

Thanks everybody! We're looking forward to it also. :P