Saturday, January 11, 2014

Need to watch Them pronouns!

 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”  Exodus 3: 14

I me me mine  Well, George Harrison sang about them. They are pronouns that are
best excluded from our vocabulary and our thinking. First person pronouns such as
these smack at pride and self-worth. All of us came into this world naked and
helpless and we will leave in exactly the same manner baring the return of Lord
Jesus prior to our earthly passing. 

"Mine" is a pronoun that suggests that there are earthly things that belong to us. Not
so much. Anything we have in this world is a result of the grace of God and doesn't
actually belong to us. Any possessions that we have in this lifetime do not go with us
at our passing. If you've ever been on the earthly end of a probate hearing, you know that
things can get very very ugly when it comes to the sorting out of the "things" one leaves
behind. That's just another really good reason to avoid the collecting of "stuff" during
life.

We is one first person pronoun that can work for good. It suggests that one is not alone
in this worldly walk. Jesus made it crystal clear that any person wishing to enter the
Kingdom of God MUST be reborn with water and the spirit. When that moment occurs
the spirit of God enters into our lives forever, becoming our counselor and intercessor
between us and God. It's a shared existence that represents the best possible scenario
for those of us living in a broken world.

He brings to mind our God. The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. He is our King,
supreme, sovereign, regal and in charge. He is the creator of all and is able to manage
all things to the culmination of His good plan. He makes no errors. He tells no lies. He
knows us completely. He loves us as His own child. He wants to be in relationship with
His children and takes pleasure when they praise and glorify Him.

So... take it from an old English teacher. Keep track of those pronouns for a spell....
what do you hear and see? 

As Rich Mullins wrote and sang.. Oh we are not as strong, as we think we are!
Praise You, Father God!