Refraction of Light

Refraction of Light

I am in my kitchen and saw light refractions in the family room this morning. My thoughts immediately focused on the wonderment of God. Just think if you are given the challenge to build a community, universe, house, or garden you begin with your vision, jot down what you want to include in the project, draw a rough draft, review it and then begin to draw the specs.

Most people will overlook some aspect of designing, maybe minute, maybe something major. Hopefully, the oversight or error will not be calamitous, like the Millennium Towers, a multi-million residential complex in San Francisco, California.

We are just humans, and then there is God, the maker of the universe. He created the universe in six days. Everything that ever existed was created on a timetable and exact in its measurements. Nothing was left to folly.

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Thus, looking at the refractions on the ceiling and walls caused me to pause and thank God for His creation. Light refraction is science in real time and part of His work. We hear scientists say that science is science and God is God, and science, not God explains the universe and the development thereof. The fact is, science is not independent of God; science exists because of God.

It was a difficult path I took to move from science and Darwinism to knowing that God is the creator of the universe and all that exists in it, those things we know about and those things yet to be discovered. It was equally difficult to accept that God is all-knowing, omniscient. He is all-powerful, omnipotent. He is everywhere, omnipresent; God knows all that was, is, and will occur in our existence. But, once you are saved and your eyes are opened, you know, that you know, that you know. What do you know? You know the truth. There is nothing, and no one mightier than God, our Lord, and Savior.

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This is the day of the mysteries of God. The day of His revelations. God knows our challenges and the consequences of our designs before they happen. He sees our flaws and the wonderment that they entail. He sees our paths and promises never to forsake us or leave us to our own accord. He provides our GPS through the Holy Spirit. He gives us sight to view the refractions of light and darkness in our lives, and a lens to explore the possibilities of our discoveries and development of our own making. He gave us the authority to be ‘designers’ to plan the world around us. I’m certain he hoped that through free-will we would choose to protect the planet, universe, our lives and the lives of humanity, but He knows He gave Satan the earth, hence the home of destruction and chaos, with moments of calm. To this extent, it seems we have failed to advance the Kingdom, but as with everything, He accounted for our failure to universally recognize Him as Lord and Savior and ended His work defined in the Book of Revelation.

All of my thoughts came pouring out because I looked up and saw refraction of light dancing on my ceiling. God is beyond amazing; there are no words to define His ability to orchestrate our being. There is a song; God is an Awesome God. The title is an appropriate description and one within our context of incomprehensible.

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“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT

Refraction of light is of God’s making. God’s light passes through an interface of one medium and another. His light transcends the medium of carnality (Satan’s earth) and resides in us through His Word.

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I Need God’s APPROVAL

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I was reading the Bible App (bible.com, YouVersion) and came across the daily devotional. The image shared Galatians 1:10, HCSB version.

The HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible) version of Galatians 1:10, last sentence, reads, “I would not be a slave of Christ.” I do not believe this is correct. A slave does not decide to be a follower. A slave is ordered to follow. God gave us free-will. Free-will negates the command to follow. Following Christ is a life-choice.

If the HCSB version implies being tied to Christ, the phrase may fit. But again, it is not a life-choice; it is an imposition.

I much prefer the versions which read, “I would not be a servant or bond-servant of Christ.”

Becoming a servant of Christ means relinquishing who we are, with who we want to become. Our purpose in life is to become like Christ. We choose to become like Christ by loving our neighbors and spreading the Good Word. We spread the Good Word through our voice, as well as our actions and deeds. Our actions and deeds should mirror Christs’ character. Though we struggle, making these changes in our life will help us become servants of Christ and relinquish trying to please others as our goal in life.

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Our Joy

As children of Christ, we should no longer look outward for joy through acquisitions, people, places or things.

This is the day the Lord has made rejoice and be glad in it. Our joy is internal. It emanates outward. What we see and walk through does not dictate our joy. Our joy is the expression of the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

“Four Weapons Of Mass Spiritual Destruction”

The 4 weapons of spiritual destruction should be shared with everyone in your circle. It can be a game changer once it is digested. It transforms our covering into our armor. Kudos to Stephen Weber.

Daily Encouragement

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It’s always uplifting to pass an Amish school and see the children out for recess. It initially looks like a replica of Little House on the Prairie but it’s the real thing.
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“Four Weapons Of Mass Spiritual Destruction”


Message Summary:
Our enemy’s mission is “to steal and kill and destroy”. But thankfully, Jesus came that we may have life, and have it abundantly”.

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“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy” (John 10:10).

In the mid-twentieth century mankind developed a type of weaponry unknown up until that period of history; weapons of mass destruction. Traditionally we have understood these weapons to be nuclear, chemical and biological. The distinction of these weapons is that they can kill people in mass and when used they rarely make a significant distinction between military and civilian.

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Anxiety Be Gone

Anxiety

Life Alert!  We often try to control our lives without consulting with God, our counselor, first. Our fears create anxiety. Anxiety is defined as a feeling or worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. (SIRI, Dictionary)

We can remedy the causes of the deception of anxiety. Satan would have us feel defeated, overwhelmed, uncertain, fearful, timid, and depressed. We can overcome the weight of anxiety. God gave us the authority to do so.

Today, tell yourself,

‘I will not stress over the things I cannot control. I will turn the things I am stressing about over to God, Thank you Lord for relieving my anxiety. You said do not worry, do not fear. I am entering this day in spiritual joy. I will not allow anxiety to wear down my heart.’ (LAB)

Claiming My Calm Today:

  • Enter into prayer and meditation, find your calm space in the Lord’s presence.
  • Close all noise out and allow the Holy Spirit to comfort you.
  • Ask Him to remove all of your anxiety and fear.
  • When you finish praying, take a deep slow breath and open your eyes. You are entering a new calm space.
  • Greet those around you with a smile and a kind word.

This routine may take practice because it may not be your normal demeanor, but over time, the new you will wonder how you let anxiety and fear overwhelm you.

The last step is speaking kind words to others. Why a kind word? A kind word serves three purposes, 1 – Jesus instructed us to be kind to one another, 2 – it will cheer you up, and 3 – it will cheer up the person, or people you are greeting.

SCRIPTURES to Help CALM Anxiety and Fear

Proverbs 12:25
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Colossians 3:15
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.

2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

Psalm 5:22
Cast your cares on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 56:3
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

God gave us the authority to defeat Satan’s attacks. Do not allow him to define your attitude about life with doubt, fear, and anxiety. Put on the Armor of God and go forward in peace and good cheer.

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God’s 4 O’s

God is Omnipresent. He is everywhere. He is in our hearts and dwells there by faith. His blood is sprinkled in our conscious. His righteousness is upon us. His salvation is gifted to us. Through His grace He Fathers us. Through His mercy, He forgives us. God is near.

God is Omnipresent. He is everywhere.
God is Omniscient. He knows all things.
God is Omnipotent. He is all-powerful.
God is Omnibenevolent. (Only) God is good.

If we call upon the Lord in truth and sincerity, He will respond to us through love and faith. Our God is Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnibenevolent.

Key Words Possess Power

Key Words: Deliverer, Rock, Refuge, Shield, Salvation, Stronghold

God has given us power through His Word. It is important that we treasure these words as the basis for our language. These words shield us from attacks caused by Satan, his demons, and our poor decision making. They are key words that should be included in our prayers. I use all of them when I pray because God is my Deliverer, my Rock, my Refuge, my Shield, my Salvation, and my Stronghold.

My relationship with God is what makes me – me. My fellowship with Him keeps my alive and gives me purpose.