Thursday, March 14, 2013

An Unsafe God and his Unsafe People

" order that search may be made in the book of the records of your fathers. You will find in the book of the records and learn that this city is a rebellious city, hurtful to kings and provinces, and that sedition was stirred up in it from of old. That was why this city was laid waste." (Ezra 4:15)

They are trying to rebuild the city and the temple and the people who are around Jerusalem are not happy. So when there is a new king they write to him and inform him that these people (Israel) cannot be trusted to rebuild their city because they are dangerous. The accusers tell the king to search the records and they find this is in fact true. 

Gods people are a dangerous people to the world and that past will catch up to you when you endeavor to join God in what he is doing. Is your God too safe? Cause this God of Israel doesn't seem to be... and that is why the king commands a stop on the building (for now). 

What kind of God do I believe in? What kind of person do I believe God is making me? I think a dangerous one. One that is dangerous to the world in the way that I love; the way that I stand for those who no one stands for; the way that everywhere I go the ideals of the world seem to collapse. That is a dangerous person to anyone who has their security in the ways of this world and they will do anything to stop you, but our God is greater and will never be stopped.

Follow the unsafe God and you will overthrow kingdoms cause God is in the business of doing so. Only one kingdom will truly stand, His. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Why do Whales jump??

One of my favorite things too see here on hawaii are the humpbacks jumping around..they are EVERYWHERE. It is crazy. But one may ask, "Why do they jump? Seems like a lot of work to thrust a 40 ton body out of the water...." There are many theories to why humpbacks jump and do displays, some say for sexual display, some say for fun, some say to look at their surroundings...but I have my own theory. They jump for the glory of God, to praise him! To praise the one who brings them peace and life in this world. The one who gives them life and gives new life as they birth new calves and start new lives through mating. They sing songs underwater (which scientist also have no idea why) to sing of the God who gives and takes and is worthy of all praise. The sing and jump for the years of great schools of fish in the north, and warm waters to bring rest in Hawaii. They praise God because they know that you are worthy of praise.

They study but do not know why the whales jump, I pray it would be the same in my life, that people would wonder why I jump, why I raise my hands. "It does not make logical sense..., they will say, "Is it cause he is crazy? Maybe he is stretching from his long day?" But I will know... its for the glory of God. To sing and display my praise for the God who saves brings peace, purpose, and hope to idiots like me. And unlike the whales, those who wonder can ask me, and I will tell them. It still may not make sense, but for those whom it does, I think soon they will be jumping too.