Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Light Your Candle
Every once in a while we find ourselves in that deep dark place where no light shines through.
God in his infinite wisdom has given us His Word to find our way out of the darkness and into the light.
The light in this parable is about you are the light of the world, a city set on a hill cannot be hid we find God’s word and God’s Spirit, should shining in our lives. This word in the Bible is there to give us light that we may spiritually obey the one and true God, our Father.
The light God gives us is love, and kindness, to bring us the peace that passes all understanding.
God has given us the parables as a mystery to find his world. He gave us the parables so that we may know how to come into God’s presence and dwell there. The parables were not meant for the blind or shortsighted. They were meant for his people to uncover that treasure of His kingdom. To know, know, know, Him is to love, love, love him as He has first given us love.
To know God’s Word is to find the love and light He very much desires for us to have.
We have all been in that deep dark place, only to have Jesus reveal his presence in our lives. We can overcome the deep dark places with the Saviors’ help. Time will reveal His everlasting Light. We have only to ask and it shall be given us. Praise God for His Light.
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a candle and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." (Mat. 5:15 NIV)
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Grandeur of God
The Grand Canyon is a reminder that God is Grandeur in his creation. Can you imagine the beautiful colorful nature God had in mind when he created the Grand Canyon? With all its tan, white and red layers, it has taken time to produce such a beautiful sight.
That’s how the aging process is. We have layers of hope built into us through the times in our lives we have depended on God. The times we let go of God and he carried us through. Even through the times when we wandered down the wide path to destruction.
God has created us to withstand the ravages of time. Just like the Grand Canyon and all its lovely layers, we have become and are becoming what God has planned since the beginning of time.
Thank God for the aging process. We wouldn’t learn if it wasn’t for the processes we go through to learn a lesson God has for us.
We have layers and layers of instances when God was molding us to be just what He expects us to be. We were born for just such a time as this.
In some instances God has given us the grace to live life to its fullest.
God is always waiting for the right time to bring us back to the reality that He is in charge of all we attempt.
Please don’t let the ravages of time beat you up. We are a work in progress, just as the Grand Canyon is a work in progress. You will be just as beautiful to God in the end as in the beginning.
When we were building our house, my husband asked the carpenter, “Is that enough nails to hold this large cabinet to the ceiling?” The carpenter answered, “This one nail is strong enough to hold this six foot long cabinet.” It has held strong for 38 years. Why do we doubt?
Jesus was a carpenter. He is a savior as well. He took our sins as if they were the nails and placed them in the cross. They are strong enough to hold the sins and not let them take over our lives.
Too many times we want to use too many nails, as if we can pay for our sins. Sometimes we think if we can just “do” enough deeds, quote enough religious sayings, if we can pray hard enough, or quote enough Bible verses, or when we can be “good” enough, the guilt will go away.
When I was younger, the nails, as it were, held a stronghold of my life. As life went on, I began to see it was useless to keep putting the nails in Christ’s hand. He could only be pinned down for a few short hours before He rose again to release the nails.
Jesus took the guilt away as soon as we believed in Him as savior. The price has been paid, no need to place the nail again and again into our savior’s hand.
having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. (Colossians 2:14) (NIV)