Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Miracle Of His Transforming Hands..


The Summer is over and gone. The flowers fade, and bend there heavy faces to the earth, as their seeds fall, to be buried into the tilled under, brown earth, to spring forth to life again next year.



The harvest is here.

And as we harvest the potatoes, the carrots, the last of the tomatoes, and the prized pumpkin, my heart stands in awe and wonder, as I ponder this miracle.




It seems like just yesterday, I was running around, barefoot, in the freshly tilled dirt of spring, casting those tiny seeds into the little furrows of dirt. Little hands helping too, casting seeds here and there, causing little forests of carrot tops to poke from the ground.



How can a tiny seed, cast into this brown dirt, grow into a beautiful sturdy plant that brings forth an abundant harvest? Who makes the seed sprout? What makes it grow, and bud? Who causes the rain to moisten it's tiny heart? Who gives it life?



A soul might wonder at this. And I did.

But an even greater wonder is this-

Who can change the lepers spots? Who can change a heart of flesh from a heart of stone? Who can cause the blind to see, the lame to walk? Who can create the miracle of life from the barren dirty dirt? And Why?


The answer is this-

God.

Its all a miracle from His hands.

It's all because of a love and power no Human tongue can explain, comprehend, or imitate, no matter how hard they may try.

Oh let the world wonder at the miracle of transformation made in our hearts...





Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Essence of the Gospel

Sometimes inspiration comes to me at some of the strangest times..

Like this morning, it was while taking a shower! =)

The question came to my mind, 'What is the essence of the Gospel?' I mean, there are so many things that a Christian is to do..

A good prayer life. Spending time in His word. Service to others. High standards. A life full of Faith. Choosing Godly friends. Good Stewardship. Rooting out bad habits. Keeping our thoughts pure.. and the list goes on.

But what is the root of all this?

Its almost like the angels smiled at my question.

As I lathered the shampoo into my hair, the answers came in like a flood.

This is the essence of the Gospel:

TO KNOW GOD.

That's simply it.

And the rest will follow automatically!

"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."  -John 17:3



He alone can show us how to do the rest. When we try to live this life on our own, we will stumble and fall until we can't see the light of hope at all.

Do we know this God, the only true God?

Or is it the gods of this world that are known to us?

He's not just there to be that all powerful God, He longs with more hearts desire than we can ever know, to simply be our friend.

How about we stop, look up, and listen?

He's waiting even now.