Friday, October 23, 2015

The Underdog

I love the spirit of the underdog. 

I love what God does with the person of little status in the world. I love it when the Lord shuts the mouths of lions like He did with Daniel. When He protects us against the monsters and giants who come for us. I love it when God sees to it that the underdog, the one who was looked at as the mistaken one, comes out unscathed. Yes I just love it when the Lord Jesus Christ tells the naysayers, the people who counted you out, the ones who left you for dead, that you will rise. That you be will resurrected from the valley. That you will reach the mountain tops. 

All the glory belongs to the Lord. Why? Because truly, He is worthy to be praised. He is the reason for all seasons. He makes ways out of no ways. He is the one God of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The amazing Lord God. 

I love the spirit of the people who aren't afraid to be different. The ones who may have even been called weird. I love the spirit of the people who are doing unusual things and going to unusual places. The people who like to take chances and don't live in fear. The humble people, not the people who try to show off. Yes, I love the spirit of these people, because they are the ones God will use to do mighty feats in the land. 

God loves it when we walk the walk. No need to talk the talk unless it's glorifying Him. God loves a great reveal. He loves to show people, through other people, who He is. These are just a few illustrations and proof of how God used (and still uses) people who were once looked at as underdogs, misfits, get-on-your-nerves type people, to do miraculous things in order to help others:

Moses (birth and the great mistake); God sends Moses
Esther (humble beginnings to queen)
Samaritan Woman ("hoochie momma" to evangelist)

Yes yes y'all, He will indeed do it and He doesn't care who He uses. What did Moses, Esther, and the Samaritan Woman have in common? They were not impressed with themselves. That's why God used them. They weren't conceited people who looked down on and judged others. That's why God used them. 

Thus, this writing is for the underdog, the one others see as the low one or the one who won't make it. This writing is for you. Just stay with God and see what He does. Talk to Him and He will listen. Don't worry about how you look, how you act, where you go, or where you live. None of that is important to God. Just talk to Him and He will speak back to you. Then He will straighten all of that other stuff out. Comon now, nothing is impossible for Him. I'm telling you, it's just as simple as that.

So don't despair, my good people. As long as we all keep God first and seek first His kingdom above all else, He will see to it that the underdog will be no more. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

God is Real

I've often had conversations about how we know God is real, about how we know His spirit lives, about how we know we are spiritual beings in human form (not the other way around). The answers lie in the beginning starting with the living spirit of God and how the world began.

God is Real. He's a living breathing spirit, an organism. God is love.

I often wonder how it is that some people think the opposite though. That the world began with a bang, a big bang, a black hole, whatever else they want to call it. The question I always raise to such a "theory" is, how was love created? How was flesh, blood, bones, or our souls created? What I mean by soul is that part of us that perceives "silently" what we do, think, believe, feel, and our mind, our will, our intellect, our emotions. Science or no bang or hole of any sort can explain that. If science can indeed come up with an explanation that does not include God, then let me know. In fact, let us all know.

No man can explain logically how flesh and blood were created without acknowledging God being the creator. It's impossible simply because God is The God of the unimaginable, the impossible, the extraordinary. He's the alpha and the omega. The first and the last. The beginning and the end.  So don't rely on science because science cannot explain it. We must realize that certain things just can't be explained. Only God knows. That's why He's God and we're not. Simple, but not really.

God is real, because to say He isn't real means to say that some other being, person, or entity created the world right? Created us right? Then if that's the case then who was he, she, it? Please tell me, tell us.

No big bang -- "God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters" (Genesis 1:1/2). Yes, that's right. The spirit of God. Now, need I say more?

God is Real, people.