Thursday, September 15, 2011

Parallels, Prophesies, and Other God Stuff

Parallel and perpendicular

God amazes me!  I have heard Him described as many things artistic.  He is everything creative, and complex, and beautiful.  He is love.  He is justice and righteousness.  He is . . . everything!  In Exodus 3 Moses even asks God who He is.  And God refers to Himself as “I AM”.

God has His hand in everything.  He uses the good.  He uses the bad.  In all circumstances He is there, and He uses all people for His purpose.  Even Satan reports to Him for permission in all things.  (See Job 1)  God orchestrates every last detail to work within this symphony of His creation and purpose.  Think about that!

Interesting, but have you noticed the parallels in the bible and in life?  Events in the Old Testament parallel events in the New Testament, and Heavenly concepts parallel things on Earth.  Truths are revealed in the study of these parallels.  This is so complex, yet so simple.

For instance, there is the story of Abraham and Isaac and the life of Jesus.  Abraham was called on by God to sacrifice his only son, whom God has given him after decades of his wife being barren.  Because of Abraham’s willingness to obey, even to the point of lifting a knife to kill his son, God stopped him and provided a ram (or male lamb) instead.  Generations later God provided the lamb of God, Jesus, as a substitute sacrifice for His children here on earth.  And in doing so, God sacrificed His only son.  Wrap your brain around that one!

Then there's the parallel between our marriage relationship to our spouse, and Jesus’ relationship with his bride, the church.  Or what about the parallel between our relationships with our children, and the relationship that God has with us as His children? 

What about the connection that we have with nature?  Not mother nature, but nature as in God’s creation.  Did you know that pineapple is a natural decongestant?  Or that many natural or whole foods, such as fruits and vegetables, contain phytosterols which naturally help regulate cholesterol?  God is in every detail of all of His creation!  Which begs the question, “Why do we keep looking to chemicals, scientists, and companies to keep us healthy?” 

God, the I AM, has it ALL handled!  This truth has been revealed to me time, and time, AND TIME AGAIN!  God IS and I am NOT!  Phew! What a relief!

But in the meantime,  you’ll find me continuing to study His word while listening for that “still small voice” of His ;)

Lord God you are in all things, and you ARE ALL THINGS!  Thank you for your truths.  Thank you for your guidance and your word.  Please continue to reveal to me the things that you see fit to reveal, and help me to follow you and continue to live in your will.  Thank you for taking care of all the details in my life, and thank you for the gentle reminder that I need not worry about it.  You have it all handled.  Amen.

God Bless ;)

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful post! You are an intelligent & inspiring writer. Thank you for sharing your blog with me. I really appreciate that you brought all these constant themes together, into the cohesive whole of who God is. It is eye-opening. Thank you!

    -Hailey (aka Trevor's wifey :)