Sunday, November 27, 2011
Seeing is believing...
But the bible says no one has seen God John 1:18, but if we love one another then God abides in us and His love is perfected in us 1 John 4:12. Love the main theme of much literature in the world and the main theme in the bible as well as the reason we live, laugh, cry, and feel joy. For what is joy without love? If it wasn't for love none of us would be.
God is love but not human love, but the type of love that goes beyond the human bonds of this world past anything you could ever imagine. The reason is; God is higher then our highest thought, He is unseeable and untouchable. However that does not mean He is unlovable. Which brings me to my point. If we say we love God but not each other God calls us liars straight up for how can we love that which we cannot see but not that which we can?
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Once upon a time there was a man that heard God calling and decided that he would answer and he answered saying, "Here I am". God planted in his heart a desire from childhood to own a leather bound bible which he went out and purchased. Now he didn't choose the first bible he came across he took several hours in picking the one that was just right for him and that he would read everyday. Happy with his purchase he began to read in earnest and meditate on the word within. As his understanding grew so did his heart, it was becoming bigger it seemed. Almost as if it was being whitewashed. Imagine if you will a heart that is pitch black with a wee tiny little speck that is white within it. The white speck is the love of God growing inside us perfecting us to be more than we could ever imagine.
One day the man is reading his bible at the passage of 2 PETER 1:3-11 and he realized that this was the walk of a believer with all the trimmings. He felt like God was calling him to do more with this, so he prayed saying, "Lord I know you are real but I hardly know anything about you, however if you want me to do this than provide everything I need and I will, Amen." No sooner did he say amen that his wife came in from outside calling his name and saying there was a huge box that was left by the garbage bins with all kinds of bibles, concordances, and books about God. There were books about Greek, Hebrew, dictionaries, concordances, everything that a godly man would need to walk the walk, talk the talk and become that which he thought was impossible. However with god nothing is impossible all we need do is follow through.
Are you following through on you're belief?
The Lord bless and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
They say that forever is a mighty long time. Imagine as we look for the new life in eternity what are you expecting to find? If your negative here will you suddenly be positive there? If your internal speech is not nice, will it suddenly become better? In eternity will you not be you anymore? If your prone to anger and bitterness, will you be sweet and forgiving in the afterlife? Again I ask will you not be you anymore?
They also say we learn by repetition the more we practice the better we get at that which we are practicing. If you learn a new word everyday will it make you a most effective communicator? People like to listen to people they think are smarter than they are. Also if you have all the human credentials it gives you creditability that you know what you're talking about. Right?
Was Gideon a great man of valour before the angel came along and called him that? How about Moses was he good with a crowd? Or Joseph did he understand his own dreams that made his brothers jealous thereby effecting his being sold into slavery? Did Jacob really wrestle with God all that time? Are you wrestling with God? Can you really find God in a book or does he live in the least of us? Should we CAPITALIZE the "G" when we spell god? Is God higher than your highest thought?
Asking questions is natural and everyone does it and I believe that is why we have so much denominational divergence. Because we question what others are trying to establish as tradition. Would you follow someone just because rote tradition says you must? What is rote tradition anyway? Does god or God support rampant denominational divergence among believers?
Are you practicing love everyday? Will you be perfected in love by the final day or will you attempt to make an excuse? Do you love that which you cant see more than that which you can see? People for example you can see, God you cannot...