Monday, June 13, 2011

Really?!

Today before I did my devotional I wrote all the things down that were flooding my mind creating anxiety.  Then I read my devotional.  The part of my devotional that stuck out to me was

"I am creating something new in you: a bubbling spring of Joy that spills over into others' lives.  Do not mistake this Joy for your own or try to take credit for it in any way."

Then one of the scriptures was John 3:8 which reads:

"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

As I'm reading, I'm thinking to myself "Really God?".  In a world that tells us we can go out and find joy in the various things around us or that we can somehow manufacture our own joy.  How much time do we waste trying to create something within ourselves that only God can produce.  How much time do we spend trying to fix ourselves or others when it's something only God can do? The world tells us to go make things happen.  But when you allow Jesus to be in control of your life, there is not much you can "make" happen.  You wait on the Lord, you trust in Him and continue to get to know Him as he produces wonderful things in your life. 
As a child I was taught about the theory of evolution in school.  I didn't grow up in a Christian home so there was nothing to counter that teaching in my household, so I just accepted it as truth...... even though I know now it's a lie.  The theory of evolution does not acknowledge God as the creator of all things.  It teaches from a self-sustaining perspective.  It teaches we just kind of popped up and continued to evolve out of ourselves.  Now I know that God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them, but there is always that temptation to go back to a mindset that says "I am the master of my destiny".  The bible says in Genesis 1

"1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was[a] on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

That is the most powerful scripture in the bible for me.  In the beginning was God (period).  Can you conceive of the fact that God has always existed, that He has always been here.  That He created this life, this world.  This is the most humbling scripture in the bible for me.  It teaches me that He is in control, has always been in control and that I am not "master over my own life".  He is.   

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