What brought you to say God is bigger than you?
2Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.
Romans 5:17-19 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
Therefore, as through the one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
What brought you to say God is bigger than you, He is the Creator, He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords? Did you fall and weep realizing how unworthy you are? Or were you joyful, amazed at the forgiveness, the brightness, the freedom?
I was joyful, giddy, excited! I was a new person, no longer dingy and muddied with sin, but now clean, and my mind thought I must glow and was dressed in a lovely, flowy Roman toga. It puzzled me a bit that no one seemed to see any changes. There were no gushings of “Wow, you look beautiful.” ”Hey, you look different. Did you change your hair?” No one asked why I was walking 18” above the ground.
That puzzled me. Could no one see? It’s not really me! It’s someone new, better, cleaner, freer! But, no, the changes were my joy alone. And my happy babbling about it brought hesitant smiles with slight frowns and nods. I wanted to shout at their quizzical faces. After all, the louder you are, the more the message is heard. Right? No, that is not right. And the force of your enthusiasm is not necessarily going to draw someone to what you want them to hear and accept.
Hard and disappointing lesson for me to learn in those first couple of days of knowing I was cleansed. For a while I struggled with ‘what now?’ I had to find a church where I lived and that took time to get the right fit, to know the message was biblical and not man made or ranting. Certainly, I did not know much, and did not have a base of friends who knew about being saved and reborn. It was a starting over period, and I do not like change, and am very shy so I work hard to walk into new arenas.
But thankfully with His guidance I fund churches, more friends found God so my prayer life and knowledge grew. I have so much to be thankful for each and every day. My list starts while still in bed with a smile and a “Thank You, God. This seems like another nice day. Thanks for the good rest, and thank You for being my life, in my life and You are my life. Help me to be better in all the areas I still mess up today. Fill me with the Holy Spirit so my spirit will know the path you want and how I can serve You today. Thank You for my blessings. I love You.”
Lord, You have guided me and blessed me with so much. And here I am, letting others know how much You have helped me and “mybellaviews.”