God centered day as we follow The example shown by The Essence of God here on Earth. THE Example of how, what and where we NEED to be.
Focused on a ‘clue’ today? 🤔
“Clue?” You say…
Have you considered history? Your past? The past? Your lessons, THE lesson? What is your story? Your history?
Does the future have any chance of holding on to your story?
No matter what our belief is! Whether or not we ‘trust’ in the totality of The Word. It has existed through history; stating things that HAVE occured! There is no ‘making that up’. A history text, for a reason.
Let us break into ‘reason’/scholastic ‘knowledge’…. history consists of FACT. We start learning early where everything has been, what has happened….written by Men! Are they wrong? Telling a flippant account of what has been?
The possibilities are inconcievaly vast! History serves as ‘lessons’ for the way things have been and point to what needs to be done to ‘better’ life and avoid ‘tripping.’ What is your worst decision ever? Will you repeat those actions ever?
There is a text! Historical text. No matter if sullied by hands, it IS the running text of history!
Will you be in history? Do coming generations have ANYTHING to learn from YOUR experiences? Will they write of you?
Let us take a brief moment to think on:
1. Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962) American actress, singer, model
2. Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) US President during American civil war
3. Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997) Macedonian Catholic missionary nun
4. John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963) US President 1961 – 1963
5. Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968) American civil rights campaigner
6. Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) South African President anti-apartheid campaigner
11. Mata Hari
13. JRR Tolkien
14. Adolf Hitler
15. Lao Tzu
16. Sun Tzu
The list is endless… BUT, their stories have NO end. We stand to learn from what has been done! done
What should or should NOT be done.
For a second let us go to The Text that has stood for ALL time…
What has happened before will happen again. What has been done before will be done again. There is nothing new in the whole world. “Look,” they say, “here is something new!” But no, it has all happened before, long before we were born. No one remembers what has happened in the past, and no one in days to come will remember what happens between now and then. I, the Philosopher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. I determined that I would examine and study all the things that are done in this world. God has laid a miserable fate upon us. I have seen everything done in this world, and I tell you, it is all useless. It is like chasing the wind. You can’t straighten out what is crooked; you can’t count things that aren’t there. I told myself, “I have become a great man, far wiser than anyone who ruled Jerusalem before me. I know what wisdom and knowledge really are.” I was determined to learn the difference between knowledge and foolishness, wisdom and madness. But I found out that I might as well be chasing the wind. The wiser you are, the more worries you have; the more you know, the more it hurts.
Are these ‘fibs’ or fact? You decide! History is the story of ‘Time’. What supposedly created ‘Time’? When did it ‘begin’?
The universe, and time itself, had a beginning in the Big Bang, about 15 billion years ago. The beginning of real time, would have been a singularity, at which the laws of physics would have broken down.
The span of recorded history is roughly 5,000 years, beginning with Sumerian Cuneiform script; the oldest discovered form of coherent writing from the protoliterate period around the 30th century BC.
A large variety of devices have been invented to measure time. The study of these devices is called horology. An Egyptian device that dates to c. 1500 BC, similar in shape to a bent T-square, measured the passage of time from the shadow cast by its crossbar on a nonlinear rule.
We may have a myriad of questions. When did time start? Why am I? What part do I have to play?
We have enumerated figures above starting from possibly the most insignificant to progressively more significant entities.
What is your place? What is YOUR story?
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. A word of advice!
Living life to the fullest?
rrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)
God is the author of our story, and therefore he is the one who can rewrite it. This scripture also says that no one can run the race God marks out for them without first being set free from sin!
3 Enemies of Rewrites
Three sins that will kill our rewrite are pride, bitterness and unbelief.
You have been deceived by your own pride because you live in a rock fortress and make your home high in the mountains. ‘Who can ever reach us way up here?’ you ask boastfully.
Obadiah 1:3 (NLT)
Pride creates an identity crisis. There is a battle between who you think you are and what the Bible teaches you are. Pride makes us think we are able to do things by ourselves, like change ourselves and resist temptation by ourselves. As a result, we get stuck in a stand-still. We can’t actually change and we feel frustrated.
So what’s the solution to pride? Take a look at this scripture:
God has given me a special gift, and that is why I have something to say to each one of you. Don’t think that you are better than you really are. You must see yourself just as you are. Decide what you are by the faith God has given each of us.
Romans 12:3 (ERV)
Before you can experience a rewrite you have to admit the truth of who you really are. This doesn’t have to be discouraging; the more honest you are with yourself the more you can be grateful for how much faith God has in you.
Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.
Hebrews 12:15 (NLT)
Bitterness will trouble and corrupt your faith. If you have bitterness in any area of your heart, you will be consumed with what can’t happen instead of what can. You won’t be able to have faith that God can rewrite your story.
And because of their unbelief, he couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 And he was amazed at their unbelief.
Mark 6:5-6 (NLT)
Jesus actually couldn’t do any miracles among people who were unbelieving. If you have unbelief in your heart, God actually can’t help you have a rewrite. What areas of unbelief do you need to deal with in your relationship with God?
Are you a blamer?
So how do you know that these 3 sins are controlling your life? You become a blamer. Everything is someone else’s fault; you approach life with a victim mentality instead of taking ownership and responsibility.
I read this story by Keerti from New Delhi, India:
One day all the employees reached the office and they saw a big advice on the door on which it was written: Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral in the room that has been prepared in the gym.
In the beginning, they all got sad for the death of one of their colleagues, but after a while they started getting curious to know who was that man who hindered the growth of his colleagues and the company itself. The excitement in the gym was such that security agents were ordered to control the crowd within the room. The more people reached the coffin, the more the excitement heated up. Everyone thought: Who is this guy who was hindering my progress? Well, at least he died! One by one the thrilled employees got closer to the coffin, and when they looked inside it they suddenly became speechless. They stood nearby the coffin, shocked and in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul. There was a mirror inside the coffin: everyone who looked inside it could see himself. There was also a sign next to the mirror that said:
There is only one person who is capable to set limits to your growth: IT IS YOU. You are the only person who can revolutionize your life. You are the only person who can influence your happiness, your realization and your success. You are the only person who can help yourself.
Blaming sometimes feels easier in the moment, but to have a rewrite we have to learn to take responsibility for our own choices. We can no longer blame other people or our circumstances for why we are the way we are. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can control how we respond.
How do you respond to challenges? Let’s look at a man in the Bible who took responsibility and had faith in the midst of challenging circumstances, instead of blaming God or others around him.
We can say to The Author of the Big Bang… “who is like unto Thee, O Lord, among the godsthe (theory, expected, created by our NEED to SEE! ) who is like Thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing Wonders?”
Chil’ we can go on….
May The Author of ‘Time’ answer your heart desire to be a ‘door stop’ in His-story, so that you will have reason to sing unto The AUTHOR of Time in thanksgivings and awe.
May The Lord God Almighty deliver your soul, and that of every member of your household in peace from the battle that is set against you; and may He establish peace , joy, and comfort as a wall roundabout you and your home in Christ Jesus name, Amen.