You and I are in “such a time as this”. See me standing behind bars, not a prisoner~ iron bars of protection. God’s hand holds me. The bars are His fingers. I see through them, but nothing can get to me to harm me. He loves me. He keeps me from harm.
He speaks to me and we share conversation about our hearts’ desires. Over the years, our time together each morning has forged a deep loving relationship between us.
My heart’s desire is to please my dear friend, my God, and so I want to fulfill His heart’s desire in any way I can. He loves me so much He shares His desires and ways I can be His hands here on earth.
One recent walk with Him highlighted this Scripture in Ephesians. It’s Paul’s prayer for people and my prayer for those who do not know Jesus. This is the Message version:
Ephesians 1:17-23 (MSG)
15-19 . . . every time I prayed, I’d think of you and give thanks.
But I do more than thank. I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally,
your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly
what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity
of this glorious way of life he has for
his followers, oh,
the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—
endless energy, boundless strength!
20-23 All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death
and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments,
no name and no power exempt from his rule.
And not just for the time being, but forever.
He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything.
At the center of all this, Christ rules the church.
The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world;
the world is peripheral to the church.
The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.
I am constantly being amazed at how our spectacular triune God is so in love with me, and with all His kids, although most are totally unaware. it’s time to wake up the Body of Christ! It is the only hope for our nations! Let His truth and glory ring out everywhere! Oh my friends, spend time with Him each day, and grow into the deep intimate knowledge of who He truly is! See how deeply he loves you personally!
Do you wonder what is His mission for you? You can come to know it. Do you know your purpose in life? He will reveal His truth to you and for you! Awaken your heart to Him!