June 6, 2010

Makes Me Wanna SHOUT!....(sing it with me now)

Genesis 1:1-4 (KJV) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

Just when I think we can move beyond these first 4 scriptures of Gods story, I have to sit back, rest in His presence and say with all smallness….W…O..W! Even as I am typing this and looking above at the italicized words I see it more visibly. Hinged perfectly between nothing and everything good is the “Spirit of God moving”.

I am going to reflect and move forward for us. Hang tight Snoopy! Pull out those aviator goggles, scarf and gloves ….we are going into the great blue yonder!

We know that ra’ah means to see:

We are made in His image (we WILL get to those verses...just not today) in order to reach our full mature image we are trying to understand what our image looks like, behaves like and understand it. When I state we are reflecting and moving forward we have to pull all this in to truly see. As we look at what God saw, we also have to look at God. We have to observe him, watch him, look upon Him, give attention to Him, discern things and distinguish them. He gave us His spirit to be our helpmate (again, we will get to these scriptures) The Holy Spirit causes Him to be seen, His truth to be seen. His image is exhibited in us, and this causes others to see us….to see the very face of Christ.

We know that Badal means to separate:

We as His Body are set apart, distinguished for the purpose of making a difference – and the Holy Spirit is our indwelling in order to be able to make this difference. Apart from God we cannot make a lasting difference. We are one body yet different part of the same body. We are to withdraw or separate ourselves from things opposing God, unless we SEE we cannot discern these things. God separated us unto Himself; the sacrifice …a body to call His own.

We will add in this scripture from 1 Corinthians and I leave you with this blessing of peace for this day. Do not worry about tomorrow for Today has enough troubles of its own. Rest and Relax in the presence of God.

With the Love of our Christ,

I Corinthians 2:9-11 (GWT)
But as Scripture says:
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.”
God has revealed those things to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches everything, especially the deep things of God. After all, who knows everything about a person except that person’s own spirit? In the same way, no one has known everything about God except God’s Spirit.