Sunday, November 18, 2007
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
There was a time in my life when unbelief was my constant companion.
I still doubt.
Don't get me wrong.
But now, things are different because I am aware that my doubt stems from the fact that I'm foolish and weak, not because God deserves it.
Things are different because of one thing...
I read the whole Bible.
Every single page.
I almost died.
But, reading the whole thing changed me.
From a writing stand point, I could not ignore how incredible it was that different men wrote this, over such a span of time, and yet the books are so consistent. Same imagery. Same main idea. Same message.
Suddenly it was harder to believe that so many different men could write something so consistent than it was to believe God was behind this enormous endeavor.
For the first time in my life, I realized there is no plan B or C in the Bible.
From beginning to end...it's all one, huge plan of love, warning and redemption.
I remember a time in my life when I would think, "How can all this be real?"
Now, although I'm silly and doubt God in the details of my life, after reading the entire book, I can't deny that everything He has ever said has been true.
He fulfilled every prophecy about Himself.
I have fulfilled every prophecy about myself.
Every single one of us are so different from one another.
We have our own quirks, our own preferences, our own goals, our own ideas...
But we are ONE in the ways that we're broken.
Long ago, before my "issues" were ever born, He predicted every hole in my soul...and every single day, when I choose to do things my way, those prophesies are faithfully fulfilled.
He is who He said He is.
And I am who He said I would be.
This CD is so powerful and amazing. The songs tell a beautiful story.