Easter - 2018

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Orionids Shining Bright

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me. - Philippians 2:12-18

I woke up last night and had an opportunity to look out the window and witness the Orionids Meteor Show. I did not see too much. Our neighbors had their bight spot lights on and the sky was not as dark as it could have been. I did get to see four shooting stars. One really bright, and three the were much shorter in duration.

I thought of this verse in Philippians. We live in a world that is flesh driven. Too many people are living the crooked and depraved life. It is shows in the amount of depression, arrogance, and immorality that is everywhere. Just yesterday, I had to deal with good Christian people, that made some foolish decisions and then acted as if they were "holier" then the other good people that were hurt and truly diminished as a result. The world influences us in many ways, it is our (my) job to hold tightly to the "Word of Life."

There is not other way to live in victory over the world unless you hold on tightly to the Word of Life. I believe Jesus is the word of life and the great blessing to holding on to the word of life is that He is unable to let go. There is no way Jesus can let go of us when we hold on to Him. It is not in God's nature to let go, therefore the absolute truth of an absolutely wonderful God is "He unable to let go."

I want to shine like the stars...Lord, help me to hold tightly to you and may others see me shine brightly. Display me like the Orionids I saw last night so that others may know that you are truly God and God Alone. Amen

You know I love ya - a fellow star

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