THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 1‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My thoughts higher than your thoughts,and My ways higher than your ways…’ We often stop reading there and then use thisscripture as a reference to explain why we do not understand the ways of God; yet the nextverse says: ‘…But as sure as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and water theearth, softens the soil and triggers the seed, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed tothe sower and bread for food, so shall the word be that proceeds out of God’s mouth. It shallawaken His seed within you and accomplish His purpose and cause you to prosper in it.’Isaiah 55:8-11. The seed and the soil understand the language of the rain. The Incarnationforever bridges every distance that could possibly separate man from God. God is in our face! His word has become flesh! John 1:1,14, Heb.1:1,2.THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 2‘The people who dwelt in darkness have seen a great light’ Mathew 4:16. ‘The true light thatenlightens every man has come into the world.’ John 1:1-5,9,14,16. ‘You are the light of theworld, like a city set on a hill, its light cannot be hid.’ Mathew 5:14. ‘Let your light so shine,that men will see your good works and glorify the Father.’ When people encounter what Goddoes through you, they discover the opinion of God about them! Matthew 5:16. ‘Arise andshine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Behold, darknessshall cover the earth, and thick darkness, the people. But the glory of the Lord will arise uponyou, and His glory will be seen upon you. And the nations shall come to your light, and kingsto the brightness of your rising.’ Isaiah 60:1-3. Talking about living an attractive life! Godendeavours to accomplish His will in the world through you.THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 3Hearing that every good and perfect gift comes from God, the Father of light, who brought usforth by His own initiative and love, is like seeing the face of your birth, your inner-self as youreally are, as in a mirror. James 1:17,18. We are His perfect gift to one another. We arespirit; we are born from above; our outward appearance in the flesh seems a fragile vessel of clay, yet it holds an immortal treasure. The vessel takes its value from the treasure it holds.The value of the clay pot does not lie in its shape, size or colour. You can gym-trim your body and decorate your face and features with fancy make-up and expensive clothing and jewellery, but ‘it’s not on top, it’s inside!’THOUGHTS FOR LIFE June 4Like the watermark concept on a paper note, our inner man carries the exact imprint of God’s character. ‘He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of His nature.’Heb.1: 3. (Greek word for glory,
= opinion, intent.) We all have one origin.That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call us brethren.’ Hebrews 2:11. ‘He made from one, allof mankind. He is not far from each one of us, we are indeed His offspring.’ Acts17:26,27,28. This ‘watermark’ parallel is also reflected in the seed concept. Every seedbears all the genetic information of the species. What ignites the life cycle and visibleexpression of the species is what matters most.