Monday, June 23, 2014

God is the Greatest Translator. Ask Him What Love Means.


God Created Language. Ask Him about Love.    



God is the creator of language.  He spoke first to Adam.  I can picture the beauty of the time when God taught Adam as he was naming all the animals of the land.  When Adam met Eve, he said something interesting.   He said she is, "bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh."  How did Adam know what a bone was?  God is our teacher.   Why do I even mention this:  God is our language teacher and translator.   Well, I think realizing this for myself helps me to yield more to God like I used to when I was a child.  God is still here, He's not mad at me, but He wants to help me to understand the world He created and how it works.  I see through this passage with Adam and the naming the animals, that God is a very patient God and is willing to take all day to help us finish the work.  I also see by understanding that God is patient translator of language is that God is honest with us and will not without helpful and wonderful information with us. But what is mostly deep that I don't know if I completely understand is that translation doesn't come completely from book dictionary contextual words per say.  Sometimes, I believe that a five year old would do a much better job at explaining to us adults what certain words mean better than any of me, the adult, who often distort words to appease my own desires.  How often to I find that translation can not always come from the English dictionary.  Translation comes from the heart, where God is.  Let's thank God who helps us to understand lives the way we ought.  Thank you God for helping us come to You to help us.  We ask God to translate what He means when he tells us, giving you the words, "I love you".   We might think the words, "I love you"  means he will give us everything we want, whenever we want it.  We might think the words, "I love you" is us not being used for what we have been created to be used for.   We might think the words, "I love you" means "I will always make you feel good all the time no matter what you do."  But God's "I love you", I would say, is different from these definitions.  God is willing to do whatever to make us bear fruit in Jesus, to grow in Him, to mature, to be like His only Son.   God is calling us to trust in Him as our translator of these things.  I challenge you today.  Ask God to help us understand everything.  Trust God today.  Give Him your understanding and He will direct your ways in His perfect light.  

Thank you God.  You created language.  You tell us what words mean.   Help us to get our definition of words, like "I love you" from you, not from this world.



If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.

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God speaks to us, not with English, but often through vision, and then it's up to us to translate what we see.  God often gives us the meaning and then we translate it in our language.  

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