Monthly Archives: July 2016

God’s Masterpiece 

This morning I had the opportunity to stare out at the ocean. I must admit I was blown away from God’s masterpiece. No human has ever been able to go to the bottom of the ocean or tell you what all lives inside of it. That itself is so symbolic to the opportunities we have with God. God wants to take us deeper and show us things we never saw before, but some of us are scared because we can’t see past the Sandy beach. While we are standing on the beach we don’t realize that it’s so many things trying to survive under our feet. You have crabs that you can’t  even see, turtles in eggs waiting to be hatched, and hidden shells that appear when rain comes. Just like life, we have so many things that God keeps away from us because it’s not time for us to see them yet.

 He keeps them burried into the sand because we haven’t matured enough for our blessing or we are not listening so he brings a shell to reminds us of who He is . While standing on the sand, we also have to deal with the heat from the sun. The sun is beaming on us trying to make us get inside the water but we have that fear of water, so we’d rather stay on the beach and bake like a cake. The same thing happens when God tells us to jump but because we can’t see our next move, we stay complacent. After a while, we get tired of staying complacent and complain that God forgot about us or we don’t know what he’s doing with our life.

Then one day, we look back at that jump we made and say,  “Lord we trust you in all aspects of our life; we will jump because we know you’re in control.” After taking a running leap to our next destiny, we find out that He was waiting on us the whole time.  God is saying don’t spend your life living in fear, when I have already told you that I will never leave nor forsake you.  All you have to do is trust Jesus and He will make your life endless like that ocean. He has so much in store for you. God is able and He’s faithful to do all things. 

Embrace Your Thorns

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A rose is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. Millions of people travel each year to a small town called Tyler Texas to visit their Rose Garden. Despite the attracting appearance the rose present it has thorns. Majority of people have experience the pain that thorns can bring from a long ache or even drawing blood. To us thorns can be bad but for the rose plant it’s actually a good thing. Thorns actually protect the roses from being destroyed by other creatures. If they didn’t have thorns all the other creatures would be crawling on them, smelling them, and most of all tasting them. Without the thorns, the rose wouldn’t last long and wouldn’t get to enjoy its bloom. It would be a quick death for the rose.

 

Just like the rose, we develop thorns in life as well. God have install thorns in us at birth. He places these thorns in us to protect us from the world and to help remind us of Who He Is. Whenever we get through a storm, a new thorn appears to help us fight against schemes of the devil. We should embrace the thorns instead of asking God to remove it like Paul did. God is giving us a small glance at how Jesus had to suffer for us. He’s reminding us of 2 Timothy 2:12 “if we suffer, we shall also reign with him”. Every rose you see might not have thorns on it because some are not made with them. So if you are having thorns in your life remember that God chose you to have them and he’s protecting his wonderful rose.