Hello my beautiful Lord, God of all creation! I know You are beautiful because creation came from You, and it is lovely! You are most amazing! I can bow before You in worship and You invite me to sit and rest in Your presence. In the resting, I am filled and fulfilled! You are so good! Thank You!!
I’m picturing the rhinoceros I saw on tv the other night. He was big and lumbering with a huge tusk on His nose. Despite His ‘ugliness' he was quite a regal creature with brute strength and a rather nasty disposition. But what is nastier still are the men who kill him for the greed of his tusk. He is Your critter Lord, and you put good in him. So what happened to the good in men? Men were corrupted by satan at the beginning of beginnings, his blood tainted with evil. But You, Lord, in Your goodness sent Your Son Jesus to redeem mankind; so now we can choose a whole new transformation which erases the evil stain in our nature. We take on God’s DNA, His nature of goodness and love. When we accept Jesus' sacrifice for us, we can also receive the Holy Spirit to live in us. Remember God is One and so Holy Spirit, being One in the Trinity, is God Himself. Our Triune God is not easy to understand with our finite minds, but He is an incredibly awesome God! And you know what’s really magnificent? Our God loves us so much! He desires with all His heart to have a close relationship with us, a one on one, heart to heart relationship.
Can we have an intimate relationship with God? The answer is “Yes”. When one has God living within, having conversations with us, leading us, comforting us, being our mentor, yes, a very close connectedness can be established. Love can grow. He already loves us, and as we come to know Him more and more, we will love Him too. So a beautiful relationship grows. The wonder of it must be experienced to believe how marvelous it is.
If you would like to build this lovely bond with our astonishing Lord God, You can. He desires this bond more than we do, as He loves us dearly already. Ask God to help you. Then repent of your sins, and thank Jesus for taking your punishment for them; ask Him to be the Lord of Your life, and you will have begun the most important journey of your entire existence
You will no longer be that thick-skinned, nasty tempered, critter with its head born down by a huge tusk of greed. This rhino personality will be transformed into one of God’s more lovely creatures. . . a doe, a lion, a giraffe, an eagle. God loves all His creation, but none more than us. Submit to God, Creator of the universe and all it’s majesty, of the earth and all its magnificence.
See how grand is life spent with One who treasures you as a beloved son or daughter!
The book Cast Up A Highway can be a guide in creating your own personal highway.