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Monday, February 16, 2015

Stuck in not knowing where we are going!

One of the greatest scientists of our time was Albert Einstein. He was a man who was so focused on his scientific theories. He was so focused; he often neglected even the simplest things of life, such as personal appearance (as evidenced by his hair).

One time, Albert Einstein was taking a train out of town for a speaking engagement. As he sat in his seat engrossed in his work, the conductor stopped by to punch his ticket. Looking up in shock, Einstein realized he didn’t know what he had done with his ticket.
Frantically, he began to search his coat pockets, and then his briefcase. Gently, the conductor said, "We all know who you are, Dr. Einstein. I’m sure you bought ticket. Don’t worry about it." But, as the conductor moved along, he looked back to see Einstein on his hands and knees searching under the seats for his ticket. The conductor walked back, "Dr. Einstein, please, don’t worry about it. I know who you are."

Exasperated, Einstein looked up and said, "I, too, know who I am. What I don’t know is where I’m going."

The Christians at Rome had gotten to the point that they weren’t sure where they were going either. Somebody had begun to convince them that they weren’t going to heaven like they thought. Somebody had slipped into their midst and begun to tell them they weren’t acceptable to God without Jewish traditions.

Traditions and life was confusing them so much that they weren’t even sure what was expected of them anymore. They had gotten to the point where they not only didn’t know where they were going…  They were not even sure WHO they were…Jew or Gentile. They were stuck in the mystery of God…I think many of us are just as stuck!

We are going to take the next few minutes and look at the reality of being a believer and forgetting the hunger that comes in knowing a great, marvelous, all knowing, all-present, and all loving God!

Paul asks a question that reveals the truth as to why God is waiting to bring about destruction…(Romans 9:23) “What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the object of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory – even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also the Gentiles?”  In other words, he is saying…could it be that God’s glory is manifested in his patience, his willingness to wait for us to catch up, and possibly because he loves us? The answer is then answered…YES!

Get unstuck and join me in running with His glory on us. You know I love ya, Don

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