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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Word-Filled Wednesday ~#17~ 1/26/11

PASSAGE: ~Various verses from Job 38-40 ~ [God speaking] "Who is this that darkens My Counsel with words without knowledge?"..."Where were you...? Have you ever...? Can you...? Do you know...? Who provides...? Do you give...? Do you make...? "Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me..."

~Acts 17:26-27 ~ "From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; & He determined the times set for them & the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek Him & perhaps reach out for Him & find Him, though He is not far from each one of us." [All emphasis mine ~KW<><]

LESSON LEARNED: Today, on Facebook, Tracy Klicka (wife of the late Chris Klicka; author & HSLDA lead lawyer) had written this: "It is a gift of God to be insignificant. By this, to know that God doesn't need us to run the world. He is fully capable of caring for not only all of my family's needs, but also those of all people on earth & the whole creation itself, from atoms working properly, to babies growing in the womb, to the planets, moon & stars. Our place is to, w/grateful humility, marvel at His greatness, wisdom & sovereign care!"


The older I get & the more I watch our society & culture become more & more secular ~ with an unhealthy dose of New Age & Socialism thrown in ~ the more I see mankind becoming more & more self-consumed & more & more ignorant of God & His workings in our lives.

HOW can anyone look at anything in creation ~ from the smallest ion to the vastness of space ~ & not see God's hand in it? How can someone see a tiny heart beat during an ultrasound & not wonder at God's creative hand? How everything HAS to work 'just right' every time for the circulatory system to make & distribute blood to the body, for the heart to pump, for the eyes to see, for our magnificent brains to direct it all.

Here, in Ohio, we are fortunate enough to enjoy every season to it's fullest. The hubris of the "experts" (many who are self-proclaimed) is astounding & must at times cause God great sorrow. Have you ever noticed how many times those "experts" are wrong? What arrogance to imagine that mere man can cause something as far-fetched as global warming? Yes, man can gunk-up his immediate environment here & there, but God rules all.

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - His eternal power & divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
"For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile & their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools..." ~Romans 1:20-22

Do they not see that we even set our calendars & holidays by reoccurring seasons & moon phases? How do they think that all stays on track? When the oil platform caught on fire, last summer, one of the best 'mistakes' the president made was to stall for time & hope for the worst. What happened? The oil began to dissipate all by itself! The way God's creation always does.

"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." ~ Genesis 50:20

Time & time again, the atmosphere clears up after a fire or a volcano or even a nuclear bomb. And no matter how unscrupulous government leaders or environmentalist wackos try to use these situations to gain more power over the people, God is always one step ahead of them & cleans up the "mess" in a natural way & makes them look foolish. The way God's creation always does. If God created us with a body that heals itself when it is injured, why wouldn't He create a world that does the same?

Such foolishness, such educated ignorance, such willful turning from God. But, of course, God is SO good & allows us to witness these things so that we can be a witness to those around us. Everyone in your life is in your life for a purpose, don't waste it. When the opportunity comes up, use these evidences of God's amazing power, of His amazing order in creation as proof of His love & concern for us: His Beloved. That He does all of this because He loves us, cares for us as He does the sparrow & pursues us as a Lover because He IS The Lover of our soul!

"Since you are precious & honored in My sight, & because I love you." ~Isaiah 43:4

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

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