Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Even when God is silent - John 1:14

This is a message about those times in life when God is silent. Perhaps you are in a place in your life (or know someone else who is) where you are begging God to say something. You want God to speak into your life, yet it feels like God is not responding. This video is for you.

In this video I point out a few things that I will elaborate on here:

1st - I say that sometimes it is better to live things out than to say things. Another way of saying this is that "It is better to walk the walk, than to talk the talk." A great example in your everyday life for this would most certainly be an apology. Think for a moment about something in your life that you are constantly needing to apologize for, do you think that after a while your words become less than enough? It is certainly better to live out your amends by changing your actions for the better.  However, Jesus does a LOT more for us than just living out an apology.

The thing that Jesus communicates to us by becoming flesh instead of "just saying it" is the degree to which God loves us, and the lengths to which God will go to prove that love. 

2nd - I want to actually list the scriptures that I reference in the video. They are:

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.

John 8:8 - And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground. (The context here is there was a woman who was caught in adultery and the men asked Jesus if they should stone her, he responded "he who is without sin cast the first stone" then we have verse 8 where Jesus became silent again. He said what he said, and trusted that it would have the desired result. He did not need to say anything more.)

Matthew 27:14 - But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed. (Jesus standing silently before Pontius Pilate, which has a great significance in teaching us that Jesus is not reduced simply to his teaching because even here where he gives Pilate "no answer" Pilate was in awe of Jesus)

I hope you enjoy it. God bless you. If you have any questions or would like any guidance on your personal walk with God please feel free to reach out. 

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