Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Resident Evil

It's nice to have a fresh blog to gain fresh perspective. It's one thing to paint on a canvas that you've painted over, but to have a new, perfect canvas seems to stimulate new ideas. With that, seeing the movie "Julie & Julia" today with my Pops, an idea creeped into my head.

God rocks (that's not my idea... just a transition into what I'm thinking) and it's great getting to worship him. But how often do we really focus on the other forces in our life?

It seems to me, in this constant (constant, not consistent, mind you) pursuit of JOY, that we are constantly under two forces: good and evil. While life isn't a Star Wars movie, some days I feel like there is an inherent resident evil simmering under the surface. This boiling mess within me is the voice that tells me I am not good enough, that I'm lazy, or that I'll never amount to much. Much like our decision to become a Christian in the first place, every day is a choice to realize the glory that will be revealed in us by God (Romans 8:18).

I think for us to make this decision, we have to understand two things.
1. We are weak and there is a constant battle over us. In 2 Corinthians 12:9 it says "But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." We are human and we are weak, and God has all the power. The weaker we are and the more sin in our lives, the more room there is for God to show His infinite power and grace.

2. God's promises are just that: promises. Romans 4:20-21 "Yet he did not waiver through unbelief regarding the promise of God but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised." And in Hebrews 6:13-20, it is explained that God has promised us things and God cannot lie. So what do we have to worry about? What keeps us from choosing God?

I guess that's another blog for another time...

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