The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Clementine, the purrrfect picture of rest

Clementine, the purrrfect picture of rest.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

God's Perfect Picture

God’s Perfect Picture

Have you ever thought about what God’s view is? Jesus’ life is like a window into God’s heavenly view. Just imagine getting a glimpse into Martha and Mary’s heart or feeling the bondage and pain of the man who was possessed with demons. In Isaiah 11:1-5 we have just a sketch of what Jesus’ life would be, but in the New Testament, God the Artist, brought His view of perfect love into the picture by adding His vivid colors. Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would have quick understanding and knowledge, have the spirit of the Lord, smite the wicked with one breath, and judge not by sight or sound but from the heart.

Mark 5:1-13 tells of a man possessed with many demons. He had been cutting himself and breaking any chains that people put on him. Jesus found this wretched man and sent the demons into a group of pigs nearby. This story is a great example of how Jesus fulfilled Isaiah 11:4, which says that He can slay the wicked in one breath. Then in Mark 9:17-26, Jesus cast out a demon from a boy whom the disciples could not heal because of their little faith. Verse 2 in the Isaiah passage states that spirit of the Lord and the spirit of wisdom would be on Him and indeed only the way to cast out that demon would be to have the spirit of the Lord on Him.

We all know the story of Mary and Martha. Mary was so eager to sit at Jesus’ feet and just listen, while Martha ran about, doing the chores. Martha came in and asked Jesus to tell Mary to help her, then Jesus told her that she was careful and troubled about many things and that Mary had chosen the good thing. Jesus fulfilled verse 3, judging not after sight or sound, by not judging Mary or Martha by what he saw or did not see, but rather the heart. 1 Sam 16:7 tells us that God looks on the heart. Jesus knows all of our hearts perfectly.

Next, in Luke 11:45–52 Jesus reproaches the lawyers because the lawyers were putting burdens on people in which the lawyers could not carry themselves. This demonstrates verse 2, that He would have the spirit of counsel and knowledge. Also in verse 5, that righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins. Jesus judged with righteousness and had the spirit of counsel and knowledge in order to instruct them.

God’s amazing view can be seen through Jesus’ examples. It is evident that God’s view consists of a wide pallet in justice and righteousness coated with compassion and mercy. In our lives we can apply these principles by trying to look at the situation from the other side. We can remember to look at our own faults before pointing out others. Most importantly, we need to cultivate love in every respect, as God gives us His divine love.