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posted on May, 27 2005 @ 10:24 AM
On my way into work, I was listening to Chris Tomlin's Indescrible song. One line struck me and gave me a new perspective. I hadn't looked at it in this way before. Here's the line:

Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light

It is remarkable to me that God would imagine, as there was no example before he created it, creating one of the most destructive forces in the universe, and use it to bring life and support life on earth. He came up with a leaf! He came up with something so simple yet complex as one of our blood cells, minute, yet infinitely complex.

As I was pondering that, I began to marvel at my car. I'm driving to work, going about 65 miles per hour, radio cranked, amidst far, far too many people (freakin' Chicago trafic!) and it hit me. God put the ability to invent something so awesome into this little rock we call home. When you pick up a rock, you may see a stone, you may see an igneous, metamorphic, or sedementary, you may even know geology so well as to identify the exact rock. Yet, when God looked at a rock, he saw a television. He placed that ability into a simple piece of silicon. Humans were able to harness what God left for us, and invent things which emulate reality. What I mean by that is a television is just a way of conveying our sight and hearing through a cable or the air to put it in front of us. A car is simply a faster mode for us to walk. A pen replaces a piece of burnt wood.

Everything man has invented has been based on something that God imagined from nothing. It's amazing!

So what is it that drops your mouth in awe about God? Have any of ya had experiences like this, where it just slams into your mind just how great, how awesome is He?

posted on May, 27 2005 @ 08:28 PM
happened when i was converted to Christianity at the age of 23 after being completly unchurched. I thought I was doing jsut fine, but then something made me realise my life and anyhting that I did was pointless without God.

Call it a Miriacle, if you want

posted on May, 27 2005 @ 09:25 PM
Im only really now waking up to Gods presence. I have seen all the word and heard all the promises, but I've never actually seen Gods work happen before my eyes like in the last 10 months. Im talking about Luke 9:3. Im talking about an actual knowledge of the presence of God.
Caring, healing, revelation. Its been awesome.

Thanks for posting this thread JJ.
People can never realize the power of God until they realize that those amazing things they can imagine are the limited abilities God gave them

posted on May, 27 2005 @ 09:50 PM
In a Bible study we were talking about Isaiah 6:1-8. Here's the verses:

1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:
"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory."

4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

5 "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty."

6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for."

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?"
And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

This was an awesome revelation for Isaiah! He was with the King in his vision, and he saw the true majesty of God and how wretched he and his people were. He realized just how unworthey he was. Then, he recieved forgiveness. It is almost a bridge between old and new, too. The coal represents the animal sacrifices the Jews performed to atone for their sins, but the angel told him his guilt was taken away, too. That is what salvation through Christ is all about, we need not wallow in forgiven sins. In fact, we're not supposed to, we're to ask God for forgiveness, then "go and sin no more".

My favorite part of this section is the change Isaiah experienced from this. After he is forgiven, God calls out asking whom he should send, and Isaiah, forgiven of his sins, cries out, "Here am I! Send me!" It is truely a mouth dropping, awe inspiring experience with God that Isaiah had there. It's amazing how God can come into our lives when we least expect it and drop our jaw. Our God is truely an awesome God!

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