Monday, June 28, 2010

When God Ran

I''ve got another song! This is an old one by Benny Hester called "When God Ran". It is amazing that God actually does run to meet us! We are not coming to him so much as he is coming to us- to pick us up and carry us home. An awesome God :)

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba!Father!" Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. ~Galatians 4:6,7

And he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him, and felt compassion for him and ran and embraced him, and kissed him. ~Luke 15:20
~New American Standard Bible

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Secret to Shout

Why? Why does what I do matter? Does it? Why should I care? I ask this question again and again. And again the still, quiet voice whispers. And I know there is meaning in life. But how does it apply to me?

Because of the someday, the now is part of the someday. Motivation comes not from within me, but from Him within me. Which makes me part of eternity and the great plan. Now, I need to do and live. Press on. There is meaning in someday, in the other world-the spiritual realm... so logically there is meaning here too. There is a reason to not give up. There is a reason to keep working. It's part of the PLAN. The big picture. But because there is a big picture, there are details! Like a beautiful painting, its each small part that makes the whole what it is. Each small part adds to the meaning. And vice versa! All the little parts (you and me) add up to make that big picture so awesome.

How much does it mean to us that our lives are snatched from the grave? That our souls are saved from a righteous eternnal damnation? Should we not live and breath gratitude? What can anything else mean in the face of this awesome knowledge? One's whole being is utterly transformed. Of course we are different people. We ought to have died and someone else died in our place. And He gives us His righteousness so we CAN live! And He holds us close to his heart. US! Yeah! Shout it out! So we dance, we smile, we cry. We Live. Because He Lives!!

We are joined to meaning Himself. We will someday no longer seek our purpose. We will BE it. We will be free in the ultimate sense. FREE to just be. And just be, perfectly.

Oh, and hey, it starts now!! :D

Ask and it shall be given unto you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened. ~Matt. 7:7,8