Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Sermon and a Song.

"And the word became flesh"
John 1:14

The Song; They played this song during worship on Sunday. It is one of my favorites.
The sermon; There didn't seem to be a sermon, in the traditional sense.  Honestly, I'm not really sure I know what the message emphasis was even supposed to be, the pastor just enumerated highlights of 2012. But one thing I do know, this song and a random verse (above) from the message, were paired by God to speak to me.
I have witnessed the prophetic phenomena of the truth of Isaiah 55:11 (My word will not return to me void) many times in my life.
Man can prepare a message, yet in the final delivery, God takes the proffered point, converts the context  and customizes the oration to fit his divinely designated recipient(s).
We can plan and prepare all we want, but God is in the heavens, he does as he please [with the words of men].
We may have an agenda, But God has the intendment. We may seek to reach masses, but God leaves the hills for one.
Silly people.

The morning take-away for me was a re-cap of Christmas-- the word became flesh.
Christ became flesh on Christmas morning indeed, but He becomes flesh every time a christian presents himself/herself to the unbelieving world.

The Word has become flesh:  
He is good, when there is nothing good in me.  He is love on display for all the world to see.

The Word has become flesh:
I don't have any New Years resolutions, I consider them vain and paltry promises that typically don't pan out.
I just simply want each new day of 2013 to be; Christ in me, the hope of glory to the world.
I want my internal spiritual reality to be the outward expression of a will fully sold out to God.
The Word has become flesh:
I'm running to your arms.
I will sing no other name...... JESUS.  Ya Hus' Hua
I will seek no other God.

To man belong the plans of the heart,
but from the Lord 
comes the reply of the tongue.
Proverbs 16:1

*Psalm 115:3     Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.
*Isaiah 55:11 my word that goes out from my mouth; will not return to  me empty, but achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
*Colossians 1:27  Christ in me, the hope of glory.