Thursday, March 26, 2015

Very little but very important!



Have you ever studied the universe? How massive it is? Matter of fact we don't even know how big. Billions of stars and more being made every second. Sun and it's massive power. It is simply amazing when you look at God has created. Look at this verse:

Psalm 19:1

19 The heavens declare the glory of God,
    and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

All of it placed exactly where God wants it for His glory. When we look out at the stars at night we are seeing so little of the known universe, but to know God put each star in its place is just overwhelming.

Psalm 33:6

6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    and by the breath of his mouth all their host.

All by the Word of God...BOOM...it's there!!!!

Isaiah 40:25-26

25 To whom then will you compare me,
    that I should be like him? says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high and see:
    who created these?
He who brings out their host by number,
    calling them all by name,
by the greatness of his might,
    and because he is strong in power
    not one is missing.

God even names the stars...each one!!! Whew! The awesomeness of God!!!

Isaiah 40:12

12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
    or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
    or weighed the mountains on the scales
    and the hills in a balance?

With His Hand He measure off the universe, can we grasp the magnitude of God?????

I say all that to say this, God is huge, the universe in so huge we can't even grasp it, God's creation is huge, but there is only one who is made in His image....man!

Genesis 1:27 
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Do we understand this? He made us like HIMSELF! Not only did He make us in His image, he knows our sinful nature so He provided a way for us to spend eternity with Him even though we don't deserve it:

Philippians 2:5-8

5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,[b] being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Jesus left heaven for us! To die for us! We may be small in universe standards but we are huge in the eyes of God! He loves us like nothing else!

Do a little research on the universe, see how small you really are, but then compare it to how big your are join God's eyes. It will blow your mind!

I just want to praise you Lord Jesus for who you are and for how much you love us! All glory and honor belongs to you!!!

Tom

The Lord's Servant. Part 1 3-26-15

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The "I AM" is for you!



Need some encouragement today? Listen to this song and then we shall look at the Word of God!

Hawk Nelson - Drops In the Ocean



The more I listen to that song the more it grows on me! God is so good! A few things I want us to grab out of this song that are biblical:

1. I am for you! God is for followers of His Son! He is even for those who don't follow His Son desiring that they will submit to Jesus!

Matthew 28:20
20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

2 Peter 3:9
9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you,[a] not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

God loves us so much! He gives us all the opportunities in the world for an eternity with Him, He is for us!!!

2. Hands and feet of Jesus are proof of His love for us!

John 20:26-28
26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

Oh the scared hands and feet of Jesus for our sins, what love!

3. You are forgiven! Multiple times! Oh thank you Jesus for your mercy and forgiveness!

Matthew 18:21-22
21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.

God forgives His children so many times when they ask! He expects us to forgive in return the same way to others!

So this morning be encouraged! God is for you! The hands and feet of Jesus prove how much He loves you! God forgives us over and over again if we will just ask Him! What an AWESOME GOD we serve!

So play that song one more time...turn it up and give Jesus some praise!

Tom

Bow every day! 3-25-15