Wednesday, September 23, 2015

He's up to something

Today's readings: Isaiah 41:17-43:13, Eph 2:1-22, Psalm 67:1-7, Prov 23:29-35

God is up to something. We read in both OT and NT about Him working directly in the world to accomplish His will. And it's not little things He's doing. It's huge.

In the OT, it says something pretty profound. It says, "He will not falter or lose heart until justice prevails throughout the whole earth." That's pretty big. He won't stop working until justice prevails EVERYWHERE.

And then the NT... even bigger. It talks about Him breaking down the barrier between Jews and Gentiles... and making us all one in Christ.

He is at work today, as well. Have you seen what Pope Francis is doing? Whether you're catholic, protestant, or neither, you've seen that the Pope is up to something. He's got the world's attention. And he is following in Jesus's example... loving the lowly, lifting up the fallen, living a simple life as an example. I personally know many people who are coming back to Jesus because of the Pope's example.

Not only that, though. I also know of several people who are being changed in a powerful way right now. People who are struggling... but they're struggling the RIGHT way. The word "Israel" means "struggles with God." That's a good thing, when we struggle in our lives with figuring out what God wants... when we feel that He's "messing with us." And man, is He messing with the lives of several of my friends! It's exciting to see what He's doing... since we know He won't rest until He's brought about the change He intends in all of our lives.

And, as the reading today assures us, no one can undo what He does. He is accomplishing work that will last for all eternity. And will affect our eternities, as well.

If you feel like you're missing out on this amazing thing that God is doing right now, guess what you should do? You got it. Pray for it. Ask to be part of what He's doing. I'm sure He can work you in.

Thank You, God, for the amazing work that You're doing right now throughout the world and in our lives.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

So on target with what is currently happening with the Popes visit