Thursday, December 16, 2010

His faithfulness

"After crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, 'He is dead!' "(Mark 9:26)

The context behind this is that the disciples were unable to cast a demon out of a young man after his father brought him. Jesus just came back with Peter, James and John from the mount where Jesus had just been transfigured, and immediately the boy was brought to Him. After Jesus rebuked them for being an unbelieving generation, the father repents of his unbelief ( another incredible lesson) and Jesus proceeds to notice a crowd and demands the demon to leave and never come back. That is where we left off, and the verse brings us to where we are at.

I notice a people who I relate to in so many ways, and most people would be there to admit that right there with me. And that is the crazy part, we know we are so unbelieving. But yet, we respond like them every single time, we are always quick to say, "He is dead!" What do those words mean? "It didn't work... He messed that one up."

Ok, so now we aren't so quick to agree with that, are we? When I say it like that, it sounds too harsh and way too overboard. How can we accuse our Lord and Savior for messing that up, for not doing it right. But I tell you the truth, we say it with how we react, how we live our lives. Am I guilty of this? Absolutley I am, and that is what breaks my heart. It is never what the Lord didn't do for me or did what seemed to be wrong, no, it is that I didn't trust Him. That haunts me every time that His will comes about. I see how much more superb His plan is compared to mine. For some reason however, I continue to lose faith and continue to disbelieve. And this is even after years and years of His forever faithfulness.

But see, Jesus already knows this, and our God is so much greater than me, and He already has a response to us... He continues to be faithful. In the rest of this story, here is what happens: "But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up." (Mark 9:27)
Jesus finished the job, and now, I trust Him to finish the job on me, and all I pray is that my life reflects the continual faithfulness He has shown me, and that my life and attitude change as I see Him time and time again be faithful according to His will.

Monday, December 13, 2010

First times are always the most intersting

Hello to anyone who reads this, even if to nobody. It could just be me who reads this, but people say its best to just write down your thoughts, even if they never are read. So here it goes, this might be too un-entertaining for probably most... but let me explain who I am.

My name is Micah, I am at the moment 25 years old. I just married the most beautiful woman in the world, and getting to know her is probably the funnest thing that I have ever done. In the short time we have been married I have learned so much, not only about her, but life. My wife and I have gone through so much already, and even before we were married. She is from across the pond (England) and we have had to be apart and wait so much for one another, to be with eachother. But distance makes the heart grow fonder, and I truly know what that means now. And the beauty behind all of what we have been through, what we are going through, we have to completely rely on the Lord and trust in Him, not man. Stretching, yet very exciting.

I really feel like my life I have been through a lot already. Unfortunatley, I don't have a degree or certificate to show for it, but I do have stories. Stories are really the backbone of a persons life, and I believe the Lord puts us through things to grow and mature, and when we have gone through it we can help others. For example, one would not ask me about raising children because I am yet to raise any. However, my oldest brother could give great advice, he has 4 children, and he would be talking from experience, a much more reliable source than me. In the same way, I have been through things that I can use to help encourage others. Really, our stories are a gift to share, and I hope in time I get to share mine.

That is me for now, more will be coming. I am excited to share with people what is on my heart and what I feel led by the Lord to share. I pray it will be a glory to God, and that this is used to touch fellow believers lives and to also encourage many who don't know Jesus Christ to come to know Him. God bless, and until next time my dear friends...