What's the Gospel?

"The Gospel is the news that Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over all his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy.
That’s the gospel." - John Piper

Monday, May 31, 2010

What a beautiful name.

'You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain'. - Exodus 20:7

I did not expect the Word of God to be thrust straight through me, like a sharp sword last night in church.

I don't believe there has been a week in all my life where I've been so careless with my words.

So hasty to speak, without considering the power of words.

I was reading Romans today over coffee, I came to chapter 10 and verse 13,

'For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved'.

There is something about His name.

Something Holy... something Glorious.

How often I use his name for humour's sake.

Today even, I muttered something which had me stop right there on the sidewalk and say...

"God, I can't believe I just said that"... "after last night's message".

It's crazy.

No matter how much I purpose to do something, I end up falling on my face.

I suspect this is the Lord's way of drawing my proud self back to Him.

To remind this kid of how lost she would be without Him.


A good day.

My eyes have been lifted up... I have been reminded that without Him, I'm nothing.

I can't do life without His help.

and to be honest...

I kinda love Him.

Wouldn't want to live it without Him.


1 comment:

  1. Ain't it so? I was heavily reprimanded as a child for saying "Oh, my God!"

    Since then, I've cringed whenever people say it. It's very difficult. Controlling our tongues always is. Half of what I say each day feels as though it hasn't come from the mouth of someone who knows the Holy One.