As our life closes and we see God to His face, we are called to some kind of reckoning for the life we have lived.
Talking on a positive note, as an individual you determine your outcome. Like college. At the end of the semester, the professor tallies the points you accrued and assigns the grade you earned. More effort on your part towards higher test scores equals a higher grade. Nice going! Our society emphasizes higher grades. But, God can see your whole life. Maybe you did not study as much because the house 2 doors down the block caught fire, and you helped the displaced family the weekend before midterm. Society looks at the grade; thank God, for seeing “the larger picture”; as well as our hearts. (I do not imply students shirk good grades — do your best work. Always try your hardest.)
As implied, this delving is enacted for individuals, not groups. Each person is evaluated — not nations, cultures, denominations, religions, genders and such. You are gifted for your credits, not for points earned by a group.
The title could be “Make Your Monet”, but I wanted you to think personally about yourself.
As Monet, amongst the world’s best painters of art from long ago, created masterpieces to capture the world for thought and reflection: inspiration and drive, to spark memories and taunt us to re-order our mental dispositions — make your personal marks, that is brushstrokes, for and with God.
I say for God and with God because your are working to showcase God’s working in you, yet not alone for God has taken up residence in you:
∞ Illuminates Initiates
∞ Follows Precedes
∞ Guides Waits to see
∞ Can’t wait to see what you do
∞ Shows His Love Undergirds
Originally posted on Kingdom Pastor: Well, yesterday we looked the the foundation provide by Jesus that the very first believers embraced. But what good is a foundation unless something is built upon it. Right now I remembering from a previous appointment in a certain community, there was something I saw almost every day. It was…
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Well, yesterday we looked the the foundation provide by Jesus that the very first believers embraced. But what good is a foundation unless something is built upon it. Right now I remembering from a previous appointment in a certain community, there was something I saw almost every day. It was a foundation for a house. What I noticed was that it was overgrown with weeds even saplings were growing up. Someone had started to build a house but got only as far as the foundation.
I don’t know the story or the reason why–but this morning I see a spiritual truth in that image. A foundation becomes worthless unless something–something worthwhile–is built upon it. In looking at the book of Acts–Acts Of The Holy Spirit In Surrendered People–those surrendered people took that foundation and began building. What they built is a far cry from most “churches” today.