His Relevance

6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Gal 4 (nkjv)

 The world confines and the world molds. We are born into a world that has notions, traditions, and ritual that we are inherently part of from the start.

The world tells us lies and it coaxes us into false serenity.

The world is beautiful though. This Earth. God has created a masterpiece of beauty unsurpassed by any replication. But, we are lulled into slavery of the ways of this world. It is false solace and fleeting peace. We are in awe of His creation. Are we in awe of Him?

We too are His creation we are the sons and daughters of whom God has called His own. As some stare mesmerized by the beauty of the world, they fade with the beauty before them. For all around us will fade. We who seek God call our Father Abba. He is relevant in our lives through His creation, but more so in His work in us. “..all things are possible unto thee…” Mark 14 . These are the words of Jesus, the Son who promised the Spirit would come into our hearts and help us connect the beauty of the creation with the wisdom and love of the Creator. The creation is relevant because it reminds us of our Father.

We cry out to Him and He answers. We are no longer captive, we are free in the ‘law of liberty’ written upon our hearts. We see God’s work on the Earth, in the heavens, and especially in our hearts. The magnitude of contrast is great. We are heirs to a kingdom where few will venture.

Is the world lost? The answer is obvious in that without hope and without a beacon of light to focus toward, we are left to the wits of the world. We are lost in the philosophy and notions of the world which pass and change, ebb and flow, and keep the lost captive. Holding tight are their ways. In contrast, hold tight to the God we can personally call Abba, Father. He holds us in His arms for we are the children of God and we are free from captivity like the exodus of the Hebrews from Egyptian captivity.  We are promised heaven eternal just as was promised to the Hebrews across the Jordan. The story of God is relevant to us. He is the master and we are His children. We are captive no longer. We look to the stars and we seek in our hearts and we look in the mirror: The image of God is all around us who will see Him. He is a relevant and caring Father. Abba.


November 2011

5 thoughts on “His Relevance

  1. Hi Rick,
    I am a colleague although we have not yet met. I wanted to thank you so much for sharing your devotional website last week with the prayer crew. I have been reading through many of the posts. It is extremely refreshing. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on God’s word.

    There is freedom in obedience! I constantly am caught up in trying to do things the world’s way…you’re right, it does mold and confine. It takes that active surrender to allow God to do the molding. The world will do it by default, we have to choose. Everyday.


    • Hi Katie-
      Thank you for your thoughtful note.I rarely get over to the Gateway office, but always hear of the prayer time at the fountain. There is freedom in obedience. I am glad you are enjoying the blog. It is meant for encouragement and I certainly feel closer to God in the process of writing. The views spiked last Friday and I believe it was from the URS group 🙂

      Hope to make it over sometime soon.

      In Christ



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    • Thank you. The biggest donation you could give me is to share with your friends. I am on Twitter. @emanatingjoy. Talk to you there. -Rick


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