Saturday, September 27, 2008

No Accident

Sometimes I look up at the night sky, and I’m just blown away by God. It breaks my heart that so many can look at creation and think that it was all a big string of impossible coincidences.


In both Matthew and Mark, Jesus is recorded as having said “With man this is impossible, but with God ALL things are possible.” He was speaking specifically about salvation. But He said ALL things.


While I know this with my head, my heart has been slower to understand. My prayer life has grown dramatically this past year, but some of the things I was praying about I wasn’t really expecting. I was asking God for something knowing that He is able to do it, but assuming it wouldn’t be in His will for me.


The funny thing is, the more you seek God, the more the things you desire become the things He desires in your life. When what you want is something He wants to give you – He is just waiting for you to ask!


I’ve had a lot of answers to prayer lately. I don’t want to discuss all of them, but one hit me today and isn’t easy. I’ve been praying for God to help me see others the way He sees them. Things didn’t change for a while, but today it hit me like a freight train.


A small string of coincidences has brought my vision to a new clarity. Last night I was reading about praying for people who are lost, and then I was hit with a family member losing a friend who is to our knowledge lost. Only God can know that though.


All day I’ve been broken hearted for people who think they are doing ok because they are good people. Some of them are wonderful people – but to God they are still lost. Even standing in line at the grocery store, surrounded by tabloids – I felt my heart towards the lost is changed. Instead of being disgusted by the lifestyles of celebrities, I was saddened by their "I have it all taken care of" attitude that has left God out.


God will answer your prayers. It isn’t always easy – but He gives you the strength for what He has planned for you. Step out in faith and expect the impossible.

1 comment:

  1. Hey,
    I've been away for awhile, now.
    I'm making my rounds to announce that I am back to blogging. Which means, writing blog articles and comments on other blogs.
    Your feelings for how people feel about their existence and the One True God is a common theme among bloggers today. Tamela wrote about Ray Boltz having announced that he is "coming out". So, I take it that he is a homosexual.
    Anyway, that is indicative of someone who never had an understanding of what it means to be a Christian. This is what I wrote Love One Another for.
    The American Family Association announce a statistic that states "only six percent of all people who call themselves Christians, truly understand the core message of the Bible".
    People believe that being saved is an automatic entrance into Heaven. So, forget all of the stuff about love and virtues. There is no reason for anyone to want to be different from the world (Holy) if they are going to Heaven just because they claim to put their trust in Christ to 'save' them. This is the problem. People do not understand what it is they are being 'saved' from. The Bible identifies salvation as being saved from the condemnation of the law. In other words, they will not be judged according to that standard. So, there must be another standard. Jesus identifies this standard several times in the Gospels. It is 'love' and selflessness that we will be judged by.

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