Eat Pray Wear Love: Revelation

Revelation

rev·e·la·tion[rev-uh-ley-shuhn] 

noun
1. the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.
2.something revealed or disclosed, especially a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.
3.Theology .
a.God's disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures.
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Last night I caught up with a few good friends to read out of the book of Revelations. Two immediate conclusions were developed: 1.) God ain't playing. 2.) I want people to look at me and KNOW that I am a Christian.

Let me touch briefly on the two.

#1... We so often think of God as a loving and merciful God (which He certainly is) but it is pretty darn clear in Revelations, that he is also not to be tested. We will be judged for our actions here on Earth and not only for what we did, but for what we did not do. (Rev. 2:19-20)  

At what point do we truly recognize that God's grace is not an excuse to sin? 
 
#2...A good girlfriend of mine, whom is going through a particularly hard time lately, told me that a stranger told her, "You are Christian, aren't you?" She was elated that someone recognized that in her, and in her excitement she pointed out, "That is the goal isn't it?" I just found that to be so inspiring. In fact, it was the first thing I thought of when I woke up. 

I want people to know who I am, and who my God is, by the way I act and treat people in my life. I want me to know that I am different, not because of who I am, but because of who my God is. I am a wretched, terrible person; but my God is a GREAT God. I want my life to be an example of how good God is. It is certainly not easy...but I thought, if a girl who is experiencing tremendous hardship and emotional distress right now can still let God's light shine through her for all to see, well...then that is just fabulous. Shouldn't THAT be the goal? What do you think?

Acts 20:24 "But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God."

These are just two brief thoughts on two things that I am deeply digesting. My prayer is that they provoke similar thought in anyone who chose to read my simple little blog today.

Revelation 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. (c/o biblegateway)

Here are two absolutely beautiful worship songs if you're needing to find inspiration for your day:

(I cannot listen to this song without being overwhelmed with tears through the beautiful filling of the Holy Spirit.)


Be Blessed Today & Always Friends

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