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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Century or Centuries (02/17/11)

TITLE: The Most Brilliant Diamond


Through the centuries God has shown Himself to be multifaceted. When I searched for words that are similar in nature, I found involved along with complicated, versatile and talented. Those were the words that struck me the most, but multidimensional, manifold, and all-around are also interchangeable. “So what is my point?” you ask yourself as well as me.

I see God as multifaceted and what led me to think of Him like that is simple. We read His story that spans the Old and New Testament years and beyond, of His chosen and adopted children who obeyed and heard Him and wrote to us of His mighty deeds. We know in the end God is triumphant and a New Jerusalem will come down from heaven and replace the tattered and beaten Holy City. His scattered peoples, who call God “Abba Father”, will rejoice as they follow the steps of Jesus to this perfect place. Until then we will see crashing waves and shifting sand and God tells us to take heart, be of courage and confidence, and of good cheer. He can be our counselor, savior, disciplinarian, destroyer, justice server, patient father, and a myriad of other helpful suppliers of our needs.

Those who try to be tricky and sneaky to get what they want are not of God. “A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, who plots evil with deceit in his heart— he always stirs up dissension. Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.” Proverbs 6:12-15 Does someone come to mind when you read that? Pray for them. Pray that they turn from their ways before it is too late. Power in this world is fleeting. We are to store up for ourselves riches in heaven and in that way our Father can bless us with eternal bliss when we leave our physical bodies and reign with Him in spirit. Be a peacemaker today.

Do not look for the wrong in your neighbor. God will be the judge. Strive to keep your conscience clear before man and God. Be an example of walking humbly with your Lord and be a beacon of light in a dark, scary world. Do not fear. Be quick to ask forgiveness and forgive others who have done you wrong. Love unconditionally and be ready to give an answer to those who question your faith.

Do not be troubled by this world. 1 Corinthians 13:6 says “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” Are you delighted when justice is served, when laws are obeyed, when God is exalted above all this world’s ways? Take heart, our God sees all. Many will say to God, "Are not we a child of yours?" and He will answer them to go away. He does not know them, they are evildoers. They did what they saw was good in man’s eyes and not in God’s will.

I hope the journey to your true home will be blessed with Jesus’s peace.

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Bonnie Bowden 02/26/11
I liked your comparison of God to a diamond. God's personality is indeed many faceted as you pointed out.
Beth LaBuff 02/27/11
I always marvel at the ways God reveals Himself, in the Old Testament stories that point to Christ, in nature, and the heavens. You have some very good thoughts in this.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/27/11
This is a nice devotion with good scriptures. Nice job.