Good evening, fellow viewers!
It’s an Honor to have you guys view my blog and with such devotion as you do. What’s so incredible is that the Holy Spirit completely inspires me to write and inspires everything down to my word choice, it’s so cool to just let myself go and let God take over. I suggest that you try it in whatever you do best, whatever your niche is for the Lord.
I can across something very very interesting tonight. Instead of doing my usual, continue reading about a topic or reading in some sort of order….I simply…opened the Bible and begun to read. What a blessing that idea was.
- How so? You ask.
I opened up to Lamentations (A book that I’m not all that familiar with, but sort of familiar with), the first stanza I see is Chapter 3 verses 37-39. Keep in mind that I do read from the Message Bible, which is just a variation of a translation, it’s sort of a modern translation that enables us to be able to study much deeper and understand the breadth of what Christ gives us in the Bible. It’s just my personal favorite version, there is no right or wrong….Anyways, back to the point:
So one really cool thing about the Message Bible is that whenever a new topic/section begins, it has a header to allow you to be introduced to what the next portion of the scripture describes. It’s a pretty awesome tool that the Message Bible translation has to offer. So in the top left, I look up (because in English we read from top to bottom and left to right, only makes sense), I see a new header at the top of the page. It’s titled, “God speaks both good things and hard things into being” So i was immediately clued in and interested about what these verses have to offer me! It’s wicked.
Thus, here’s scripture, “Who do you think ‘spoke and it happened’?
It’s the Master who gives such orders
Doesn’t the High God speak everything,
good things and hard things alike, into being?
And why would anyone gifted with life
complain when punished for sin?
Wow, that’s some pretty intense writing. To state so specifically what’s so true, but is sort of the….”elephant in the room” most of the time with Christians. It’s cool, so follow me here, God speaks and it happens. Simply refer to the beginning of time and Genesis to see evidence of such audacity and power that God has to offer by simply speaking.
So instantly, we’re reminded that look…God is always in control, because at any moment; God has the capability to speak and it will happen. We are powerless in comparison to God, our Father in Heaven. The second line, “It’s the Master who gives such orders” this goes right along to assure us that God is completely in control and that God himself has informed us of such truth! God truly lets us know in Genesis and throughout the Bible that we must live his way or….well the highway. If we plan on living in Paradise one day, Heaven. Then look at the rhetorical question in the third and fourth lines, again reminding us and humbling us that God is the only one capable being in control.
Follow me with a quick recap…When God speaks, it happens and happens to perfection, God gives us these orders by His proofs in the creation of the World and the promises He hath made to us, then the rhetorical question allows us to really pinpoint that God creates all things and all things are in His control. Ah, how fascinating it truly is when you can determine and pinpoint the true meaning of a passage of scripture. Not only determine the meaning, but make it applicable in the understanding of where Christ lies within your daily life! How incredible, the Holy Spirit is such an inspiration in my heart, mind, and life.
This precedes the real question here. So now that it has been stated that God is in control and that creates all things…now why do people, who are given life, complain when they’re punished for sin? This is such an appropriate question in our society today. Often times we take for granted all of the little things in life and just justify that we are completely in control at all times. However, this passage sort of makes us take a step back and accept that God really has given us such a precious thing…called life. So why don’t we trust the one who is completely in control? Why don’t we trust the one who created us? Why is it that we complain about our life when we make no proper use of it? So intriguing. I wish I had the answer to that question.
But here’s what I would answer by saying. Our pride and lack of humbleness plays a key role in the attributes we live our daily life though. Whether we realize it or not, there are tons of factors that go into the way we act in our daily lives. I’m sure that the media has played the largest role considering that each of you probably watched television today…or yesterday. Or perhaps logged on-line to read an internet article, which apparently you did, because you seen mine! Which is fantastic! However, with all of this being said, instead of letting God dictate our life decisions, we let other things dictate them, things that appease the eyes of the world, rather than our creator of the world.
We simply just need to take a step back and understand how efficacious our actions truly are! We need to accept that God is the creator of the world, the universe, the galaxies, and everything! So why don’t we allow ourselves to do the right thing and give back to God by doing things His way! Not some way that the media portrays is the right way! It only makes sense.
Step out of your comfort zone and live for the creator of the Universe, not the media. Not the way God would frown upon, but would smile upon. I pray that you all see the message here, the message that we really need to consider our actions, and consider them in a Godly manner.
I’ll leave you with the next stanza, read appropriately and digest it with the context that has been given. Thanks for your time and consideration. I love you all and God bless!
“Let’s take a good look at the way we’re living
and reorder our lives under God.
Let’s lift our hearts and hands at one and the same time,
praying to God in heaven:
‘We’ve been contrary and willful,
and you haven’t forgotten’.”
– Lamentations 3: 40-42