Holy Spirit is Jesus in Spirit. How wonderful is that for a thought?
This is my worship
This is my offering
In every moment
I withhold nothing
I’m learning to trust You
Even when I can’t see it
And even in suffering
I have to believe it
If You say “it’s wrong”, then I’ll say “no”
If You say “release”, I’m letting go
If You’re in it with me, I’ll begin
And when You say to jump, I’m diving in
If You say “be still”, then I will wait
If You say to trust, I will obey
I don’t wanna follow my own ways
I’m done chasing feelings
Spirit lead me
It felt like a burden
But once I could grasp it
You took me further
Further than I was asking
And simply to see You
It’s worth it all
My life is an altar
Let Your fire fall
I was talking to my little 9-year-old cousin the other day. After observing how passionate I was about aircraft, she said to me, I know you’ll buy that big aircraft one day. Then, we will all go to some nice place and enjoy ourselves. I scoffed and said, Sure!
I am the type of person who loves seeing other people happy. That’s what makes me happy. So usually, when little kids say something, I try my best to make it happen. So deep inside I was thinking, how am I ever going to afford that 100 million dollar plane. And even if I could, why would I want to spend it on an aircraft of that size. I started thinking through the finer details of how you need an ATPL license to fly something that big, the amount of fuel it requires, the cost involved in maintaining it and so on. All these thoughts were perfectly aligned to prove how impossible it is for her scenario to play out in the real world.
I think this is why Jesus welcomed the little children and I suppose He wanted us to have faith just like them. For my little cousin, this was very much feasible. She didn’t think about the costs, practicality, viability, or the possibility. She just said it with a good heart and intention. I think this is what we should do when God promises us things. We have a father who is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He has made everything that you see around you just by speaking it out. His breath brings stars to life!!! How awesome is that? And how big is our God? As grown ups, I think we sometimes forget how powerful and awesome our God really is. Maybe it’s about time we take Him at His word. Do you really think your big problems are hard for Him to solve? Is there anything too hard for our God? No, nothing!
So, stop worrying about how things are going to play out or what happens next or where things will go for you in your life. The God who holds this universe together in one piece is also holding your life together. He is a loving God because His word tells us that He has our names engraved on the palm of His hands (Isaiah 49:16). Just pause and think about that for a second. What an amazing God we serve? So I say, leave the finer details to Him, blindly trust Him and know what He said, He will do.
He knows the best and as someone once told me, “God’s got this!”.
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“What we always do last, make it a habit of doing it first – Pray. Prayer changes things. Prayer does wonders.”
I am so glad the expanse of sky isn’t a commodity. Whether you are the richest man on this planet or the poorest of us all, we all share the same view. There is no charge to pay. It’s man, in his greediness and what he believes to be great wisdom, discovered the currency and the exchange of value. God never did that. He gave it all for free – including His very son through whom we have the gift of salvation. What a faithful and loving God we serve?
Recently, I’ve been chatting with a good friend of mine. We were talking about the places we wanted to visit in future. Quite recently, I’ve been intrigued by something I’ve found online. It’s this place called Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. The pictures on their website just amaze me. This was something I’ve always enjoyed including the starry galaxies. When we camp outside, I usually look up into the night sky; mesmerised at the beauty of God’s creation.
The Bible tells us that these stars are created by the breath of God (Psalms 33:6). He breaths these starry hosts into existence. Think about it for a second. What a might God we serve? We are so insignificant when we compare ourselves with his creation but in His sight, we are quite the opposite. We are the most significant part of His creation. In fact, all the things we see around us, were created just for us. Thank you Lord for your unfailing love for the mankind.