Yesterday, I ended up in an online debate after Tweeting with the hashtag #creationdebate. While Tweeting back and forth, I told more than one person that I am 100% sure there is a God. It was a small proclamation of belief in the midst of a strenuous debate over creationism vs evolution, but later that day I came back to that statement.
I am 100% sure there is a God.
I know this God, his name is I Am. He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He was faithful to one nation throughout the history of man. Then this God of the universe proved his love for mankind by sending his Son as a baby to one day die for the sins of humanity, our perfect lamb.
I found myself asking . . . shouldn’t this radically change my life?
In many ways it has, but in many ways it hasn’t. If I lived every day in the 100% faith that there is a God and I know Him as the Savior of my soul, my life couldn’t be considered any bit of normal. In fact, I might even be considered a radical.
A radical believer. The 100 AD zealot. The 1990’s Jesus Freak. The outlandish Christian that is so excited that they just don’t shut up. Shouldn’t that be me?
The God of all creation is the Lord of my Life and the Savior of my soul and I have trouble gathering enough energy in the morning to get up and make my son breakfast? Dude, I need some clarity. We all need some clarity.
We need to take hold of the reality of the kingdom of heaven. We aren’t supposed to be living in the reality of this sinful world. God has bigger plans that I’ve been passing on day by day. I’m telling God that I can’t drag myself down the stairs and God’s telling me that He is building me into the matron of my family. I’m telling God that I can’t make it through my chores for the day and God’s telling me that his work for me is like nothing I’ve ever imagined. I’m telling God that I’m stressed out and I can’t take anymore and God’s telling me I’ve already done it all, rest in me.
When I get some clarity, I realize that God’s plan sounds a lot better than mine. I realize that trusting Him is even easier than trusting in my insufficiencies. If I’m 100% sure there is a God . . . a good loving God . . . my life can be, should be, will be different.
Have you let Him rock your world?
I’m diving in.
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