Have you ever seen a miracle? Have you ever seen anything so amazing, so unbelievable it is hard, if not completely impossible, to get your mind wrapped around it? Jesus Christ walked on the water and the Apostle Peter walked out to meet Him! Moses talked with God through a bush that was on fire, but was not consumed. Jonah spent three days in the belly of a whale.
Those are the kind of miracles that I am talking about. I am talking about a time when Joshua prayed and the Earth stood still. Want to see a miracle like that? Here is what you need to do to see God do something that amazing. Go to your bathroom and look in the mirror. See that? That is one amazing miracle if you truly have been born again.
In our everyday vocabulary we use many words. The word quality of them have been quite degraded over the years, nevertheless, we still use a variety. There are some words we use today, that didn't even exist a decade or two ago. Like this "blog" for example. Of all the words we use, "leave," "let's go," and "hurry up," are among some of the most used. Rarely do we say, "stay," or "be still." I doubt we ever use the word "abide" unless we make it a concerted effort. We live in a fast paced, hurry up, don't stay with anyone too long kind of society. Always chasing what's in, what's hot, what's big right now. God wants us to do a whole lot more abiding, and a whole lot less hurrying. It's not that we don't have time. Most of us have time to do exactly what we WANT to do. Time is almost never the issue - love is.
Becoming More Like Christ.
The Christian life is not a list of dos and don'ts. It is certainly not a bunch of standards of living and giving. There are a lot of things Christians should do and a lot of things we should abstain from doing, but that is not what being a Christian is all about. The Christian life is primarily about a relationship with God. We live in a day where there is an abundance of agnostic reasoning and focus on self-help. You and I absolutely must recognize that God is the reason you are here today, and He is the One who will transform you into the image of His Son.
See you Sunday!!