Sunday, September 18th, 2011
WHITE NOISE has no RHYTHM. It fills the AIR and takes up SPACE with meaningless NOISE.
WONDER- to think or speculate curiously; to be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; marvel
God is BIGGER than the AIR I BREATHE.
FAITH is not SAFE. If God is so BIG, why do we LIVE like He’s so SMALL?
We were BORN to WONDER, but too often we SETTLE for LESS
The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied. “It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.’” Genesis 3:1-4
Sin BEGINS as a DISTRACTION for ANYTHING OTHER than God
“You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” Genesis 3:4
The SERPENT tried to MAKE God ONE of US
The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too. At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves. When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” Genesis 3:6-8
Often, Sin ENDS with IDOLATRY or PRIDE and is dealt with by BLAME or EXCUSE
He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.” “Who told you that you were naked?” the Lord God asked. “Have you eaten from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat?” The man replied, “It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it.” Then the Lord God asked the woman, “What have you done?” “The serpent deceived me,” she replied. “That’s why I ate it.” Genesis 3:8-9
REMINDER- WONDER- to think or speculate curiously; to be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; marvel
To be in RHYTHM with God is to have Him at the CENTER of our WONDER
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. Isaiah 40:28
One Last Thing- What is currently COMPETING for my WONDER for God?