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Topic: Abundance (06/08/06)
By Lucas .
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I have been referred to in many different ways, in many different contexts, all over the entirety of the earth. But my essence and purpose, what I thrive on, has always been the same.
I have the power and strength to destroy the mightiest of warriors and the wisdom to con the wisest of scholars. I am deeply embedded in the ways of every civilization. Yes, so deeply secured that to remove me would shake the very foundation of every society and culture. Without me mankind would become drastically altered.
I stand high and proud above all of the human race. I am insurmountable and all men will succumb to me. No mere mortal will stand in front of me and live. For my essence is death and my purpose is destruction.
Steven, driving home on his daily commute after work, thought to himself, “I should just do it, no one’s going to find out. How could anyone? It’s not like its a big deal.”
Uneasiness began to wash over his face.
“But I shouldn’t, I’ll know.” he mumbled to himself, his head hung with defeat. The weight of years of guilt forced his shoulders to slouch. “I’ve been around this mountain so many times. When is it going to change?”
HA! You’re pathetic! You’re nothing compared to me and my raw power. My sheer strength could obliterate you in a heartbeat. I could make you vanish from time. In fact, I should crush you under my awesome weight right now.
“I don’t know” he thought to himself, “Just a little doesn’t hurt anyone anyway.” Steven put on his turning signal to take an unscheduled detour when, like the sound of the blinker, something clicked in his mind.
“*…Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
“No, no. I should just go home.” he piped up as he quickly jerked the car out of the turning lane. “I don’t have to do this, I can stand against this” A resilience started to fill him as the car continued in the right direction and the revelation spurred him toward home.
What makes you think you can stand against me!? What do you think you posses that can defeat ME!?
“I have faith…abundant faith.”
“…I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Words of Jesus in Matthew 17:20. (NIV)
* NIV, Ephesians 6:16
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