My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
That which does not exist...
For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be
in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all
the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to
those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,
(Romans 4:16 NASB)
(as it is written, “A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.
(Romans 4:17 NASB)
Abraham was a man who exercised incredible faith in God and
recognized that while other gods were worshiped, there was only one God!
Our God and Father, the loving Creator of all things is beyond our
imaginations. Abraham understood a very profound fact about Yahweh --
and that was His ability to create from what does not exist.
There are times when I simply want to sit back in awe of God and
worship Him. We live in a period of history in which there is great
creativity and many new things are constantly being made. I heard a
tale years ago about the US patent office and that at one time they
thought they would have to close down because they thought that probably
pretty much everything had been created that ever would or could be
created. Today, I would imagine, they are busier than ever as
humanity's creative juices continue to flow! However, even with all of
today's creativity, humans can only create from what already exists. We
utilize the resources which have been provided for us. There is no one
who can create from nothing -- aside from God.
Today we are called to serve God, the one who raises the dead and can
call into existence that which does not exist! Just pondering that
thought for a moment today is overwhelming. We are invited to share in
His divine nature -- to fellowship with Him -- through prayer and time
in His word. The more we hang out with Him, the more we participate in
Him -- but at the same time, the more we discover that He is so great
and so powerful that He is simply beyond our comprehension.
I rejoice in simply worshiping the God I love this day and am in awe of who He is!
Lord, my heart cries out to you in love this day. Thank you that
you show such love and care for a small creature, a little piece of your