Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Job 5; Psalm 108; Acts 10-11

Do you know there are people who don't know what we know? People who don't know the LOVE of God and Jesus. People who don't know because people like me don't tell them or have told them.. but not in a way they can hear.
People like me feel responsible to SAVE them, but not to LOVE them.
People like me want to love them but don't know how, or are too stubborn to learn how, or too scared to allow Jesus THAT much control and power.
Did you know all this???
Cool and scary in the same breath because if I KNOW something I am going to make sure you KNOW that I know and yet this just makes me ........I don't know...see there I go again?!! Praise YOU that YOU DO KNOW and you even know me and all my urgency and stubborness and being scared and great is your love...Psalm 108: 3 I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. 4 For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

Acts 8: 34Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right. 36You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. 37You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached— 38how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
39"We are witnesses of everything he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a tree, 40but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen. 41He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen—by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
44While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. 45The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. 46For they heard them speaking in tongues[b] and praising God.

And there it is....I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE and how cheeky of me to think I am ....You are God and I am not...I am called to 'not judge' .... I am called to speak but it is YOU all YOU......Thank you Father and though I am scared and urgently nervous....I am following and listening......

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