Thursday, March 1, 2012

Life on the Horizon

Can anyone say warm? Not so much today as yesterday, but still! It's lovely. I came home from school yesterday and decided it was a photo-opy kind of afternoon.

There's life on the horizon folks:

Isn't our tiny sprout so cute?

Isn't this picture amazing? Amongst all of the dead and lifelessness of this part of our flower bed, there is life. New life. It's not deniable. It's all up in your face for you to see it.

Sometimes this is how I think our world is. Our lives can run like this lifelessness also. But amongst the spiritually dead world WE can be the life, the light, and beacons for the Lord. God restores all. It's just something he does and always has and always will. Our God is sooo amazing! This undeniable life in the dead could bring someone else to life.

People should be asking you, "Why are you so different?" if you truly love the Lord and are living your life for Him! I'll be the first to admit that I've got dead pieces of life in my days. Everyone does. But our God restores!!!

"So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up."

Galatians 6:9

This verse is the perfect reminder of what God has promised for us in His kingdom. Now, don't misread ths verse. Doing good deeds is NOT, I repeat, NOT what gets us to heaven. Heaven is a gift! God is a gift. We don't deserve it at all!!! But God sent his one and only son to die for us. If we confess our sins, live a Christ-like life, then and only then will we make it through those pearly gates.

Ephesians 2:8 says, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the GIFT OF GOD-"

Can I get a Hallelujah??? I know there'd be no way I'd be going to heaven if it weren't for His Amazing Grace!

Even in the pool of this dead plant, the new one is sprouting. As a Christian, my job is to plant seeds. God job is to make them grow and be beautiful and full and vibrant!

So, if your life is dead, take up your cross and follow Him, the only one who can make it grow again. He can bring new life to ANYTHING! He does not care what you've done. He will wash your sins away like sand on the beach. He will carry you...

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.
It is the Lord Christ you are serving."

Colossians 3:23-24

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! The more we fall in love with our amazing giver of all good gifts, the more we long to 'do' good. John 14:15 tells us that "if you love me, you will obey my commands." We obey or 'do' because we love and we love because He first loved us.
    Looking forward to spending some time with you this weekend. :)