Christ's Glory, Not Mine

by science fiction author Andrea J. Graham

Ha ha very funny

“ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.” (Psalm 14:1)

So Bible Gateway does have a sense of humor, making this the verse of the day on April 1. I managed  to get through this day without seriously thinking about trying to deceive anyone, something God managed to convince me is wrong (read: convict me of being wrong) even for “fun.”

It is foolish to say there is no God, and only growing more foolish the more we look inside the cell and see the order and structure of factory assembly lines made of molecules. Science is only making the odds of all this bioengineering surrounding us happening by sheer chance astronomically low. Corruption of mind and heart hides the truth from them–and from us.

Our lips say, “There is a god” but do our actions say so? Are we living like there is a God? Do we act like God exists and cares about what we do? Do we act like he is present with us? Do we count upon his word and his promises? Do we think we have to bail ourselves out all the time–including if we think God can’t be “bothered” with us. Sure, merely sitting around wishing won’t get us anywhere. His provision usually requires we go gather it up. But do we wait upon the Lord and seek his will and direction, or simply rush ahead?  Lord knows that Mrs. Impulsive here does.

Not so funny now, is it?

Lord, forgive us for forgetting you with our actions and our deeds and the thoughts of our hearts. We turn our eyes upon you. Show us your way, guide us into your goodness. Purify our hearts of corruption. We lift our hearts up to you, oh lord, grant us by your grace that we would truly believe the things we profess with our lips, that you are there, and you are here with us, seeking the best for us, and desiring to lead us. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.