Monday, September 26, 2011

The Little Things

Lately I am just amazed by the littlest things. It blows my mind that the all powerful God of the universe would care about the tiny details. This sort of goes along with what I'm talking about: In Theo II class we were talking about the credibility of the Bible and how we can know that it is true and without error. It just came to me one day in class, God is sovereign and He controls all. God knew who was going to write the Bible before even Adam was created. I don't think I can even wrap my mind around that fact. Truly though, if my God would put so much care into making sure His word is written by the right people He will make sure it is without error and maintained. Only divine intervention really explains the fact that the Bible has so many copies and is accurate. 
But there is tons of proof as well that the Bible is God's Word. 
In fact, some helpful verses are: 
2 Timothy 3:16,17 - 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.(ESV)
2 Peter 1:21- 21For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.(ESV) 

Anyways, to go back to my starting point, take time to enjoy the little things. Don't let life take a hold of you with its business so that you do not enjoy it. God has preordained what is to come and He holds the world in His palm. Rest in Him. 

We cannot know the future. But we can know this: No matter what comes, we are under the loving, caring, watchful eye of our great Shepherd, who also happens to be the Son of God!” - Our Daily Bread

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Great Commission

Recently I read this quote by John Stam, a missionary martyr to China. I was just floored and had to post it.
"Let us remind ourselves that the Great Commission was never qualified by clauses calling for advance only if funds were plentiful and no hardship or self-denial involved. On the contrary, we are told to expect tribulation and even persecution, but with it victory in Christ...It is ours to show, in the salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ, and in personal communion with Him, a joy unspeakable and full of glory that cannot be affected by outside circumstances." - John Stam

This is from a man who, with his wife, was martyred in China for sharing the gospel. I cannot even imagine being able to truthfully state this. I want my faith to be like this. I want to not be afraid of what will happen but to be willing to give my life for the sake of Christ.