Thursday. Already? That would be correct and I invite you to come on in and to visit for a few minutes as we get cranked up for this July 21, 2011. It's appropriate to think about time flying because even when we are sitting still our globe is moving at a very fast pace, some 1,000 miles per hour, more or less, depending on your location. Now would be a good time for us all to thank God because He also gave us gravity to keep us from flying off this sphere as it goes merrily whirling on its way. I know gravity gets blamed for a lot of things that relate to age and scientists have long studied its impact on our bodies. However, it is like maybe a very critical asset given the alternative. I am very glad that God put it all together like He did, and the more science reveals, it is the more that His glory is seen, even as the fallen world uses the very same evidence to deny His existence. If you Google "I know God exists because" you will find many different responses. Some are technical and relate to the design and complexity of the universe. Some rightfully connect God to His preserved Word, because the Bible tells me so. The majority that I perused indicated a personal experience that drives belief. Like the old song: "I know He lives because He lives in my heart." There is no doubt that one of the greatest testimonies for God's existence is the power of a changed life. That, by the way, is what we believers are supposed to be broadcasting each and every day. The influence of a life changed by the power of God. When we live in this way, our life goes about its daily business with a song that gives proof to the children's refrain, "Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so." Amen.
I didn't mean to turn today's blog into a Bible study but perhaps I needed to be reminded along with someone else, that dealing with the struggle between right and wrong is a lifelong pursuit for us all. Brand new believer, struggle. Senior saint, struggle. But, again, we do not have to accept the enemy's lie that when we struggle, and even if we falter, that we are no longer a child of God, because like the prodigal, we might end up in a place we shouldn't be, but we still belong to the Father and He still awaits our return. That is a great Bible text and you can read about it in Luke Chapter 15. So now you know that your blogger buddy here struggles too. In fact, it is when we fail to realize this truth, that's when we are in grave danger of finding ourselves in big trouble. ("So that let him that thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall." 1st Cor 10:12) But it is good to be able to share some of what I have experienced and continue to experience in my walk with God. I can tell you, as it relates to me, He is a very loving and patient Father, and I thank Him for His faithfulness, His mercy, His love, and His grace as poured into me through the sacrifice of His Son, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and through the ongoing witness, conviction, and power of His Holy Spirit living in me. Even with all of this unspeakable and unfathomable truth, we all have to get up each and every day, put on our clothes, and like the Apostle Paul, put on our sandals or shoes and get on with the life that God has given to us. I need your prayers and you need my prayers and all God's children need prayer because it is a battle but there is, as the old song says, Victory in Jesus! Amen. .....More later.