Friday, May 23, 2014

Your Story

"One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts. Psalm 145:4

In a tall building, there are many stories. One is built upon another until a beautiful, functional structure is built. Throughout history, there are many stories--personal stories--of individual people, cities, cultures and nations. God is building His kingdom, which is not just one building, but many beautiful buildings made with the stories of people and how they built their lives upon the foundation of the Savior of mankind--Jesus Christ. History is His story--and we can tell it through our stories. 

As believers, we are a temple of God. The Spirit of God dwells in us. Each one of our lives is being built on the foundation, the only foundation that has been laid--Jesus. No other foundation will hold up. We secure ourselves to the foundation through hearing and doing the words of the Lord. By being fastened to Him in this way, what we are building will remain standing through the storms. 

While building the story of your life, know that what you are building is on the foundation of the Lord. Hearing and doing the words of Jesus, how you hear His words and the motives of your heart will determine if what you are building will remain standing when all is said and done. When your time here on earth is done, what will your story say? What will remain for the next generation? As they explore your story will they discover how your generation has praised the works of God into the next?

1 Peter 2:5; 1 Corinthians 3:10-18; 4:5; Matthew 7:24; Matthew 13; Revelation 12:11; Psalm 145:4

Friday, May 9, 2014

Still Waiting

When the shadows told time
by the light of the sun,
I hurried to move on
and with old ways be done,
but the darkness shines bright
in my enlightened age.

The clock of creation
continues its ways,
whether or not
I think I've replaced
or removed all the trace
of One greater than I.

Might I welcome the deep
where the truth still ticks
and look past the surface
to embrace and kiss
the face of the One
who first spoke the light?

Then I’ll find peace
beyond my own strength,
and I’ll stand in awe
at the breadth and the length
of the love of the One
still waiting for me.

Rose Murdock
May 9, 2014