In matters of faith, the first time I met the Lord (way back in '89), I was filled with wonder and awe and real, almost unexplainable, joy. Every thing I discovered about God just blew my mind. Reading the Bible, praying, sharing the Gospel, doing ministry, all of it felt like I had won an eternal lottery where each second became better than the last.
Now, some 30 years later, following God is more complex than I ever could have imagined. My last 30 years of faith have been filled with ups, downs, joys, pain, sorrow, heartbreak, disappointment, wonder, love, anger, depression, gratefulness, thankfulness, selfishness, ... well, you get the picture. I guess Jesus said it best, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." (John 10:10) And a full life he has definitely provided.
Living a real life of faith is greater than the greatest movie or the wildest invention. Plus, these lives we've been given are being recorded. And that's not just inside our memories. I've been under the impression that our lives will be replayed for us up in heaven on the Day of Judgment. That sounds so embarrassing. Seriously. I hope no one watches. I hope it's just a private screening between God and I. Would you want it any other way? Imagine getting up to heaven, and everyone who ever lived is sitting in that giant living room in the sky and the angels start rolling out the VCR and TV. Then they start playing all the VHS tapes of our lives. Oh, shoot me now. The word humiliation sounds too glorious for how embarrassing that moment would be. Of course, this is not how it's going to happen. I think it's more of a livestream event that's happening right now. And when we enter into heaven, all we need to know is that our name is in the Lamb's Book of Life. (See Rev 21:27) Also, there is that one "book" ... we get glimpses of in Revelation and in Psalms. For example, look at this verse from Revelation 20:12, "And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books." (NIV) Or this verse from Psalm139:16 "You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed." (NLT)
Anyway, in honor of VCR's, DVR's, BOOKS, SCROLLS, and every other device that can record, I have started this blog to not just place more words in print but to provide a place where we can post comments and share insights that will help all of us to have a "Life Book" worth reading.
About Grundy's Blog
Like a man writing a blog, I unleash my phalanges upon my apple keyboard with reckless abandon. There is only one goal behind these words of mine: world domination. Or was it increased webpage traffic? I can't remember.