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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Download/Upload (11/17/11)

TITLE: He Works in Many Ways
By Jeanette Oestermyer
11/21/11


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If one downloads anything, the item comes from above and makes its way down to the downloader, who could be you. On the other hand, if you upload something, it will be going up from you, or possibly in the form of a surprise gift to someone you love.

Couldn’t we consider this might be the way our Lord figures the blessings He sends are sent and received? It often seems that when we pray, some strange celestial messenger comes in a whisper from out the sky and we feel his presence near to us with His answer.

We must also upload our messages of praise, love, or worship from here on earth to Him above. Such personal meetings are probably sent through song, musical instrument, reading poetry or prose aloud and giving thanks for the blessings we receive. In this part of the picture, we have no earthly beings that can transfer our gifts to Him above. All we can do is concentrate on the Lord and sense His presence, for even though we cannot see him, we know He is with us.

This may sound strange and many readers may believe it is a little unbelievable or even out of sync with genuine spirituality. The belief that our Lord works in many different ways is pure truth, and He always knows what we are doing and where we are. How else could He know if we are following Him and that we are trying to be more like Him, as He asks us to do?

Each one of us possibly interprets His Word slightly differently from any other. That is our privilege as long as it includes His holiness and His love for each of us. Scriptures are written as the Scribes wrote them, and what is said in His Word should not be changed or added to; however, how they are interpreted by believing Christian readers of His Word is fulfilling of all scriptures.


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CD (Camille) Swanson 12/01/11
This was truly interesting, and I enjoyed the "downloading" of the word as part of your story.

Good job- God Bless you~
Jennifer Dawn Suchey 12/03/11
This is an interesting take on the topic. However, I don't quite get the very last sentence. I'm not sure "how a Christian interprets" God's Word" is "fulfilling of all scriptures".

I liked the visual of the celestial messenger coming in a whisper.

God bless.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/03/11
This is a nice devotion. I know it is no coincidence that it fits what is going on in my life right now. It was almost like you were eavesdropping on a conversation I had with my son last night. God is good!
Hiram Claudio12/12/11
I liked the message in the piece - the downloading from the Lord as we upload praises and worship.

I sense there was a deeper message here that I'm not sure came across. Also, I agree with Jennifer, the ending left me a bit puzzled as I wasn't sure how it fir with the overall piece.

But a nice job overall. Keep writing!