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God is in Control

Friday, September 7th, 2007

“O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” Psalms 8:1-4

“He only gleans real joy, who everywhere beholds the hand, the care, the love, the power, the truth, the wise decree of God.”

These words come to us from Henry Law, and remind that we are continually surrounded by many manifestations of God’s power and love. I wonder, are we taking the time to notice them? Are we taking time to thank God for them? Are we learning the lessons provided by them? Are we rejocing as a result? I hope so, for in the book of nature we find the greatest evidences of God.

Notice the following:

“God has stamped his image upon every work of his hand. In every object in nature, we see evidences of his mighty power. The fields of waving grain bow their heads in acknowledgment of the God who gives to man his bread in due season. The trees, bending beneath their weight of precious fruit, bear unmistakable evidence of the love of a beneficent Creator. Every tree and shrub declares the work of infinite power. Upon every blade of grass God’s name is written. The opening buds and blooming flowers, with their varied tints, outvying even the glory of Solomon, show forth the skill of the divine Artist. The cattle upon a thousand hills, all with their distinctive characteristics, express the wonders of their Maker, and declare that he is God indeed.” Ellen White, Youth Instructor, December 24, 1896

Here is the complete quote of Henry Law:

“The book of nature is a fruitful study. That heart is dull indeed, which marks unmoved the varied beauties of recurring seasons. But they who ascribe these lovely scenes to nature’s course, pause at the threshold of delight. The infidel’s cold creed can thus praise verdant and luxuriant charms. He only gleans real joy, who everywhere beholds the hand, the care, the love, the power, the truth, the wise decree of God.” Henry Law, Christ is All: Leviticus, p. 106

I would add one more: the perfect control and order under which all exists. While it is true that we humans, who are created in God’s image and are the crowning glory of His creative power, fail to accept and submit to God’s higher wisdom, some day we will enjoy a new experience, in a new kingdom, where all will be perfect and under God’s control.

So I ask again, are we taking the time to notice God all around us? Are we taking time to thank God for His abundant and amazing power and care? Are we learning the lessons provided in the things observed? Are we rejoicing as a result? I hope so

“O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!”

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Piety is NEVER Old Fashion!

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

There are many ideas out there as to what works, and what doesn’t work, when it comes to serving the Lord and making a difference for His kingdom. For some it is all about a particular understanding of truth; others might speak about a particular experience lived out.

I believe Henry’s Law’s words are worth considering:

“The true believer labours in the open day. In busy haunts of busy men he strains the toiling nerve. The world is the wide field. There are the precious souls, which need the wholesome warning and the faithful word. There sin abounds; and misery dwells; and ignorance spreads it blinding veil. There Satan rules with deathful sway. In this wild waste the good seed must be cast. In graceless crowds grace must be manfully displayed. But private hours gain strength for public zeal. When all is still the opening heavens pour down their dew.

“In quietude the soul draws nearer to Christ’s arms. Then tender whispers testify of love. Then truth unfolds the wondrous page; and promises assume substantial form; and distant prospects brighten to the view. It is apart from men that grace takes deeper root; temptations wither; the world’s false glitter fades; the inner man is strengthened to resist; and loins are girded for the battle field. The soldier of the cross goes forth from solitude to fight his fight. He, who seeks God alone, has gone in public by his side.

“Moses and Aaron soon return. But they come not with empty hands-they are enriched with the best gifts. Here is sweet evidence of gainful commerce with the Lord. Laden with good, they haste to scatter good around. Their souls are redolent of heaven. ‘They blessed the people.’ Lev. 9:23

“The blessed of the Lord bless earth. And they are the most blessed, who most throng the mercy seat. The wise, the rich, the learned, and the strong, are tools employed by God to move the world’s machine. But it is PIETY, which strews real weal (blessings) on men. they, who descend from Zion’s heights, are, as the clouds, which drop refreshing rain.” Henry Law Christ is All: Leviticus

Do we want to bless and be blessed, perhaps we should also “throng the mercy seat.” Learn more about having a “community-changing” relationship with the Lord at path2prayer.com.