It’s New Years Eve Eve! Can you believe that 2018 is right around the corner?
With regards to life and knowing God, each of us are on a unique journey. I hope that in the year 2017, yours was as dynamic as ever as the Lord teaches you more and more about Himself through His Word and Holy Spirit. As for me, I decided near the beginning of the year, to explore the subject of biblical vulnerability.
Near the beginning of the year, I posted more regularly. If you’ve been following, you’ll know that I posted less faithfully as time went by.
To sum up and to wrap up, here are some thoughts I’ve had over the course of the year with links to the post in which I elaborated:
- We have a tendency to hide our sin behind the cover of darkness (as in not allowing others to see the sensitive part of us). (more here)
- Light exposes and is often uncomfortable. (more here)
- Jesus is the Light of the world and exposes the sinfulness of our hearts. (more here)
- Being vulnerable is a chance to showcase the glory of God. (more here)
- Vulnerability purges our lives from remaining sin. (more here)
- Vulnerability is the basis of fellowship in the Body of Christ. (more here)
- Vulnerability sanctifies. (more here)
- Salvation requires vulnerability. (more here)
- There’s a time and place for vulnerability. (more here)
- I tend to use subtle deceit when I’m afraid of being vulnerable. (more here)
UPDATE: I’ve since added this post about vulnerability and personal boundaries.
A few minutes ago, I created a tag to group all these posts together. Click here to see all the posts I tagged with “vulnerability”.
One sure recurring theme was the connection between vulnerability and light. There are three passages that I may well forever associate with my 2017 study.
Looking back on this introduction post, I began my study by listing three reasons why I thought God desired for us to be vulnerable. This is what I wrote:
- because vulnerability is what it means to live in the light
- because vulnerability is the basis of transparency, accountability, love and deep fellowship
- because God was vulnerable with us
Throughout the year, I explored the first reason quite thoroughly, and I dipped my feet into the second reason here in this post and this post. The third reason, however, I don’t think I ever so much as mentioned again.
I’ve had other thoughts concerning vulnerability that I haven’t published here. I may write more in the future. Or maybe I won’t. Jesus may even return before then, and wouldn’t that be so much more glorious, anyway?
In the meantime, we’re looking ahead to a new year. As each of us faces our own future and may or may not have an idea of what it entails, may God give us grace to seek Him regardless.