March 20, 2011

...Are you up to something?

This is the ultimate before/after story of how Christ transforms. At first, when I watched this I became so saddened. I want to encourage you to keep watching. :) It's worth it.  

On another note, today at church the speaker said that God is always up to something bigger then we imagine. Sometimes, it is silly to ask him to make us better, or to give us this or that, because maybe he wants to teach us something in those circumstances so we can love and serve him MORE. Then he pulled a great example. Jesus, on the cross felt like God has forsaken him. If God had take Jesus off that cross, imagine what would have been missed, by you, by me and the world. 
We would miss the resurrection, the freedom, new life that we can only have in Christ. I thought that was beautiful. I'm so glad God is always up to something.

Ephesians 3:14-21
"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

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