Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Same Power (A Five Minute Friday Post)

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "Same." Write for five minutes; unedited.

The world is not the same. It has changed since Jesus roamed this Earth. Yes, Jesus will come back again. But the world is not the same now.

There is so much hatred.
There is so much love.

There is so much peace.
There is so much chaos.

There is so much joy.
There is so much sadness.

There is so much injustice.
There is so much service.

This is a world that has been changed; changed by the events of this world. School shootings, refugees drowning, reality television contreversies and so much more. These are all events that have and continue to leave their marks on our world; a world that has changed and is not the same. But as the words to Hebrew 13; verse 9 reminds us "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever."

Jesus had the power to overcome the grave.
Jesus had the power to call Peter to walk out on the water (and like Peter we must have faith to trust in God)
Jesus had the power to call unlikely fellows like Noah and Moses.

I am reminded of the words to Jeremy Camp's song Same Power. The lyrics are as follows: The same power that rose Jesus from the grave, the same power that commands the dead to wake, lives in us, lives in us. The same power that moves mountains when He speaks, the same power that can calm a ragin' sea, lives in us, lives in us. He lives in us, lives in us!"




38 comments:

  1. So thankful that He is the same yesterday, today, and always! Great post, friend!

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  2. Great post, and a great song. It has temporarily banished Bob Seeger's "Still the Same" from my mind.

    Still here, still upright - not easy, but who can resist the encouragement found in Praying on the Prairie?

    It took me only two tries to spell 'prairie' right. SnOoPyDaNcE!

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    1. Thanks for saying that this place here is a place of encouragement to you. So glad you are here friend!

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  3. Amen! I am so thankful that no matter what changes... He always stays the same!

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  4. AMEN for a God who is always the same in a changing world! Beautifully written, Tara!

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  5. Love this hope-filled post, Tara. I take great comfort in the reality that God is the same, regardless of how the world has changed. That Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. And the Jeremy Camp song? Perfect.

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    1. Thank you so much Jeanne! Right, that Jeremy Camp song, was so perfect!

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  6. YES!!! And we can access that same power, Tara! Love it.
    Have you ever read Secrets of the Vine for Women? I think you would get a blessing out of it. I'm reading it while at the beach this week. I thought of you when reading it. There's a lot of hope and perspective there.
    Bless you! :)

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    1. I am not sure if I have read Secrets of the Vine for Women. I will definitely check it out. So sweet of you to think of me.

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  7. He is our Constant. xo

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  8. Thank you, too. He is the Same yesterday, today, and forever.

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  9. Very well written. Aren't we glad that Jesus is the SAME no matter what!

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  10. He is in all our yesterdays, todays and tomorrows... He is always the same! Thank you! Happy Friday to you!

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  11. Beautiful Tara! I love your words of contrast-peace, chaos, hatred, love and sadness and joy. That sums up our world very well. Love that you also chose Hebrews. God is always the same and we are blessed by this.

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    1. Thanks Mary! Those words of contrast were one of my fave lines in this piece as well. I love Hebrews!

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  12. Love that song. You and I were thinking along the same lines. How neat that is. Thank you for an encouraging word today. Blessings to you.

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    1. Yes, Leah, we were thinking along the same lines. Blessings to you too!

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  13. Tara,
    Your message is quite profound and descriptive of today's world - all the contradictions, all the uncertainty -- but Jesus IS. Steadfast, faithful, conquering, forgiving, loving. Always -- the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last. He IS. I live in amazement and awe. So glad I stopped by for this reminder!

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  14. Great post, Tara, and I like the song- I hadn't heard it before.

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    1. Thank you Carly! So glad you liked the song!

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  15. You are awesome and this is awesome. You call us to look to Christ, to seek our hope in Him is this same and yet ever-changing world. He is the only One who can bring us peace, hope, joy, strength. By His power we overcome!

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    1. Marie, buddy, thank you!

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  16. That's what I cling to - Jesus has overcome. We are working toward a Kingdom that's beyond this sadness and heartache. Great thoughts today, Tara!

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  17. So glad His power is always present! :)

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  18. Amen! That resurrection power is ours to utilize too. Grateful for a Savior who overcame and allows us to do the same!

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  19. Preach. It! This speaks volumes about the sameness of Christ. Well done, Tara!

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