1First this: God created the Heavens and Earth--all you see, all you don't see. 2Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God's Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.
As I was reading our verses from Matthew and Genesis yesterday, these words jumped out at me and they will see.
When do you think God wants us to see? Do you think He wants it to be “after” we go through a life of tribulation? Do you think He would have started His story out telling us how He defined everything in such an orderly fashion and gave us the ability to see it all from the beginning of creation if He wanted us to NOT see till it was too late?
His story is a Love Story. It is all of His wisdom, warnings and woes to blind, rebellious people. However, He seasoned it with those of us that have persevered through seeing His reality instead of the distortion of darkness around us. In 2 Corinthians 5 God tells us:
For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven, inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked. For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life. Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge. Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord--
for we walk by faith, not by sight--
we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
So I ask you today, “Knowing all these words of God, do you believe them”? “If you believe them, do you trust them to be true?” “If you trust them to be true are you waiting for what God is leading you toward…showing you?” He promised that if we seek Him with all our heart, mind and soul. We will find Him. In Habakkuk 2:4 He states:
"Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith.
In Hebrews 10: 37-38 God states:
FOR YET IN A VERY LITTLE WHILE,HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY. BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.
For His Glory and Name Sake in Christ,
Today, I pray verse 39 of Hebrews over us to cover us and encourage us.”But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.” I ask you to believe what we are studying, to have faith in our Holy God, and to seek His way out of whatever tribulation is battling within your lives.