Here we go!

How do I launch my blog?

This was the question that bugged me for days.  Finally, I decided to start it the way I commenced my summer break this year.  I asked the LORD and He lead me exactly where.  His Plan.  His Redemption.  Our Response.

His Plan

His plan has always been for our good.  When He created the heavens and the earth; laid the foundations; brought light and darkness; the land and the waters; the plants and animals; man and woman; He deemed them all good (Gen. 1).  He created all things for our good.  Until that day when the deceiver was allowed to deceive.

His Redemption

God is a Holy God.  He will not, and cannot allow sin to continue to plague His creation.  This is what caused a separation between Him and His created ones, what destroyed the good that He has always purposed, and caused a chasm too wide and deep to traverse.  He needed to provide a sacrifice that would cover all the sins of this fallen world.  A sacrifice that would bring back the good that He intended for all mankind.  It was to be no ordinary sacrifice.  It had to be one that was unblemished, untarnished by the world of sinfulness.  Only One fit, His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.  The One who dwelt among us and knew no sin.  He was the sacrifice that could wipe away the sins of the world and bring redemption to us whom God has always loved.  The One who loved us enough to lay down His own life.  It was by His blood that we have salvation.

Our Response

Ephesians 5:10 says, “and find out what pleases the LORD.”  You will never know what pleases someone until you have a relationship with that person.  When we get attracted to another person and want a relationship with him/her, we pursue him/her, spend time, and make a conscious choice to establish that relationship.  In the same way, until we come to the foot of the Cross and surrender our lives to the LORD, Jesus Christ; acknowledge our sinfulness and need for His saving grace, we will not have the privilege of getting to know Him or what pleases Him.      He says in Revelations 3:20, “Here I am!  I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” NIV.

He is waiting.