NOTHING Matters

Finding Significance

When we cry out to God and nothing seems to change, nothing is really changing! We may think God is doing nothing in response to our prayers, but be assured He is not wasting this “nothing”! And deep down we know that He truly is doing something, just not acting in the way we desire or even see. What appears to be undesirable to us for the moment or for a lifetime is still God’s answer and response to our prayer, even if it appears to not be anything. God works through even the worst affliction to accomplish far more than we can even imagine at the moment, even to coming generations.

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Why I Wrote the Book

Why I Wrote the Book
When you first read these two words Nothing Matters, you default to the usual cultural meaning of the word nothing, but if you think a moment, there is a noun and a verb. Nouns are (more…)

Message To The Reader

Message To The Reader
This book is a testimony, a reprimand, and a call for change, a sort of three in one. However, it is not about the word nothing as we usually consider it. It is about opening our eyes (more…)

About The Author

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Dr. Gene Baillie grew up in rural Nebraska, the oldest of six children and the first member of his family to attend college. He and Gini were married during his first year of medical school. (more…)

3 thoughts on “NOTHING Matters

  1. Initial comment by Dr Baillie
    When you first read these two words Nothing
    Matters, you default to the usual cultural meaning of
    the word nothing, but if you think a moment, there is
    a noun and a verb. Nouns are something, and thus the
    nothing is really something that matters! Years ago,
    I was intrigued by the causal way we use the word
    nothing in our culture. Thus began my thinking about
    nothing then writing about nothing, all the time truly
    realizing that nothing then has to be something. We
    simply use the word when we do not know or understand
    the real something we are conscious of quite deep
    within. Look at the world around us and see the mathematical
    zero taught to us as nil, naught—it is really an
    entity that is defined and has rules, and we can actually
    have something that is less than zero. We also see that
    high tide is a real something, that instant of seeming
    “no thing” when the tide is neither coming in nor
    going out—nevertheless, a real entity that we assign a
    name. Nothing is seen throughout the Scriptures. The
    Bible teaches us that we come into the world “with
    nothing” and will certainly “take nothing” as we leave
    this world. My desire is to challenge you to think about
    your life and its true purpose, so that you do not waste
    your nothing. You see, nothing truly does matter!

  2. From John Ellis, posted on Amazon book site, November 28, 2015
    In an age when only the “spectacular” seems to be of value, Gene Baillie makes a compelling and thoroughly biblical case for how God takes the spaces in our world, i.e., “nothing”, whether in the physical universe around us or in our own inner world, and uses those in extremely significant ways. In the early part of the book, he makes a case for the intentions God has for darkness, cold, silence, empty space and stillness in the created world around us. Gene quickly builds on that by showing that while we enter and exit this world with “nothing”, that is – with only our souls, significance is found as we yield ourselves to God. As we yield to Him, He fills our nothingness with Himself. As a result, all that we do in life is important because it points to his saving goodness and His Spirit at work in us. In light of the fact that all we do can bring Him honor, Gene points out that we should be motivated to finish well, to live out all of days with the goal of revealing His greatness.

    I found the book to be very encouraging. I loved the use of Scripture throughout that reminded me that my significance is from God. From the books introduction, I initially worried it might be overly philosophical but found it to be quite down to earth, practical and easy to read. It was a good reminder of how I can take what God has given me and use it for His glory every day!
    John Ellis, CRU

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