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!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ian Thomas - A Grain of Wheat


 Ian Thomas - A Grain of Wheat

     You’ve been trying so hard to live out the life, but you haven’t give up to the One who can do it so naturally. Jesus is only able to live it out. Fullness of life is only in Christ. It is just simply to relay everything on Jesus and get hands off it. That doesn’t mean that it’s inactive but Christ active. Nervous strain come from carrying one own’s burdens and letting Christ carry all. Commit yourself completely to Him, He wants to live life in and through you. A grain of wheat must fall onto the ground and die. If it remains (instead of dying) then it lives alone and grows hard and brittle. It’s sin that separates man from God. We think that the more we study His life that somehow it will rub off on us and we will be able to live victoriously. Romans 10:1, they were deeply religious, even having great sincerity when practicing religion. They were ignorant of God’s righteousness. When we try to make our righteousness higher it is as filthy rags and fails. Every man at His best is insufficient. Whatever is not of faith is sin. 

     Jesus was utterly dependent on the Father. We seek to be justified before God. Expose our sin and then we are ready to show case Jesus. God looked on Jesus just as He had committed all my sin. Who shall deliver me from the body of death? I can no more follow His example or fulfill the law. By the law and by His life. The life He lived qualified the death He died. He became sin for us that we might be clothed in the righteousness of Christ. This is only part of the gospel.  

     He paid the debt that we may go free. Does the knowledge of your sin’s forgiveness in it’s self give you the victory for life? Fit for Heaven but hopelessly inadequate for earth? This second half of that statement above is the full picture of the gospel: The death that He died qualified you to live the life He lived. How freeing! There’s an answer to perpetual trying in our own strength. By Him, in you. It’s the life He lives now that saves you. Christ in you the Hope of Glory. The only Hope. The grain of wheat falls and dies, then can sprout up and live. “You can do all these things that I lived because the me in You. I will come in and live in you. I’m going to keep on doing my work, but through you.” The Father was in the Son and the Son in them, filling their bodies with Himself. Jesus Christ in action and business. That His life might be reproduced in us. Not only a cross on the hill but also in the heart. Did you have hear of a grain of wheat thinking or talking? 

     Unless you are willing to give up what you are, you’ll never become what God wants you to be. It’s not about how important we are for Christ. It mains alone if it puffs up it’s self. The wheat gets hard. Can you imagine being a piece of corn for so many years and never becoming what it’s use was intended to be? And then, it get’s planted and dies and it grows up in newness of life. The roots start growing, controlled by the Lord and go in the right direction. We have gotten dried up. He just needs to be who He is. even tilled up, and turned upside down the roots find their way downward and the shoots upward.

     Paul and Silas believed God never put them somewhere that He wouldn’t have something wonderful for them. They had the right perspective because with Jesus in control it is wonderful. The Holy Spirit was doing the work. But you must be prepared to die and suffer. Only then, can we join in singing praises to God. God redeemed us so that we might be embodied with Jesus Christ. The dying wheat has no say for the future. As long as you try to shape your own ends because the flesh profits nothing, you will not bear fruit. Be prepared for death. If He wants to reach a poor person in a prison camp, He has the right to put you there. You must be ready to die. We are just the flesh and blood inhabited by God. You must die.

     I am much like the little wheat stock striving to bear fruit for Him, when all I need to do is give up to Him and die. He does all the work, I just need to trust and believe that He does all the work. His wonder and grace are so wonderful! This was a powerful message and corresponded exactly with what He has been over and over so gently showing me. The other half of the gospel, the victorious one, in Christ! If I but die, I gain, because of Jesus and living in Him. My self no where in sight, but Jesus in full on sight and Him working.