Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 5, 2012

It is so much easier for people to grasp the idea of aliens or Bigfoot than it is to grasp the concept of God.  My husband watches a show that talks about aliens and sometimes they infuse God.  They change words so you think they have found an alien, but if you really listen, the words, "if, maybe, or might," are more prevalent.  Actually, they have no clue if aliens have come to earth.  They are looking for explanations beyond God.  Why?

What is it about our culture today that makes us look at everything but God?  The world makes us question if God is real by putting assumptions in our head.  I know this because during my talks with my father about Christ, he would ask me things like what about the dinosaurs, did God make them?  The answer is clear in Genesis, God created everything from the earth to the sky.  Why do we have so little faith?

I often chastise myself when I don't believe enough.   I know in my head that " He is" but sometimes when circumstances are difficult; I question and that makes me so mad at myself.  I'm sure you have faced similar situations.  Life gets hard and you question.  Circumstances arise and there isn't a clear resolution and you question.  Even when things are good, you question.  It's part of our sinful nature that makes us question; imagine how frustrated our father must feel.  I am frustrated just writing this and yet, He wants us to know that He is real and that He is powerful and that He was and is and is to come.

Take for instance when Jesus calms the storm.  His disciples have been with him, experiencing great miracles and they still doubt.  Mark 4:35-40 NIV describes exactly what I have been talking about.

     That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side." Leaving the     crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.  A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.  Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion.  The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher don't you care if we drown?"
     He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!"  Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.  He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid?  Do you still have no faith?"

Scripture said they were terrified!  Not because they almost drowned but because Jesus calmed the sea.  He cried out,"Be Still," and it was.  They walked with our Lord and they were afraid.  I don't want to be afraid of catostrophic events; I want to have faith!

The only way for us to have faith is through reading our Bible, meditating on the Word, and prayer, infused with a little girl power.  Yes, we need our friends to come together and pray for us.  It's strange how women can be cruel beasts but at the same time can be angels sent from God to help us through our storm.  You know what I'm talking about!  Let's bond together today and ask God to give us great faith so that we can ride the storms of life.

My prayer today:

Lord, thank you for the words in Scripture.  Thank you for your disciples who took the time to be faithful to You so that we may now know You better.  Help each woman reading this blog to see Your hand in their every day life.  Bond women together to pray for one another, this country and women that are being persecuted around the world.  Please help all of us to stand up and have the kind of faith that believes every living creature was created by You.  Give us faith to face today and please give us courage to remain in You for all time.  We don't know what the future holds nor do we know what storms will come our way.  All we know is that You calmed the sea and we thank you for that.  I am grateful to have a God that loves me enough to let me know that He is near.  Please help us in our every day lives to love and know you more!  Amen

Until tomorrow....

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