Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dare to Conform

I was thinking how funny it would be if trees when they are growing are concerned to be different and want to make the most creative fruit. Or birds boasting about being the weirdest birds because of this and that. Or a fish holding a slogan encouraging the other fish to go against the flow... And yet it is so diverse, so beautifully in a varied harmony. I wondered why... They just are, they just live, they just carry themselves as they should... This made me remember that he first name God named himself was "I AM". Of course, He is He, He acts according to His nature...But for us people it is more complicated. We have inherited a rebellious spirit, we have two natures... And we are offered the choice to be in I AM just be in Him and then we will flow like rivers and sing like birds and nourish like tree, we are offered the freedom to conform to the Unconformist  or we can just be concerned in  who we are and loose our identity in the quest of it, in the quest of being unique and in each move, taking a step further from the Creative, the Creator... 
The Lord knew that we have this natural desire to be who we are and He knew that we will loose track and think that it is in the things of this world, in following what the king of this world does that we will think that we are finding ourselves... That is why He came and set an example for us, an example that obeying is actually innovation, death is life, meekness is strength... dare to follow, dare to conform  it is in this kind of conforming that you are creative... It is not in things of this world that you will be marked out those are never new... Dare to be the same as Him who Is. He does not grow old, He is never outdated. He is the source of all New and Beautiful... Dare to conform to Him who is worthy! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Guess what!

I find some "guess what" questions to be very funny, specially if they end with an exclamation mark and not an actual question mark. They are those guesses that either you will never be able to guess or the ones you actually do not need the rest of the phrase to guess it. And some people might find them so odd: why ask a question you know the other will never guess and why if you know they know, you ask it again?!
But for me I do not think it is that way that I should look at it. I find it beautiful! I find a "guess what" question that you do not know what it is about to be like a trumpet-call announcing a revelation! Something that will startle you, that will probably brighten your day. God wakes you up in the morning everyday with this sort of guess whats... He has in store for you something you cannot know ahead but if you try to guess it with Him, you will be startled! 
Now the other kind of guess what are maybe my favourites! They make you happy! Ohh yes I know the answer!! And those ones the Lord asks them too... Guess what your future holds... YES the best! Guess what about your sin... Yes I paid its price... 
Ps. If you are reading this then Guess what!