|Posted on November 14, 2018 at 3:00 AM|
Life can be complicated or it can be simple and anywhere in between. The variatiions really depend on one's perspetive, especially where God is concerned. Denying God brings lots of difficulty, for answers have to be concluded through human's defective thinking~
You may think according to your own conscience, God thinks according to His. God thinks in accordance with the heavenly purity of His own nature. Man thinks in accordance with the degree of purity that his soul realizes. But the ultimate note is in God. The finality is in God.
John G Lake says: When men rise up in their souls' aspirations to the place of God's thought, then bless God, the character of Jesus Christ will be evident in their lives, the sweetness of His nature, the Holiness of His character, the beauty of the crowning glory that not only overshadowed Him, but that radiated from Him. Blessed Be God. And the real life of the real Christian is the inner life, the life of the soul, that is the mind, will, and emotions. They are focused on Jesus Christ.
I call you today, beloved, by the grace of God, to that high life, to that holy walk, to that heavenly atmosphere, to that life in God where the grace and Spirit and power of God permeates your whole being. More, where not only your whole being is in subjection, but it flows from your nature as a holy stream of heavenly life to bless other souls everywhere by the grace of God. Yes! Yes and yes! This is what I seek Lord!!
Romans 1:16 (The Message) It's news I'm most proud to proclaim, this extraordinary message of God's powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts him, starting with Jews and then right on to everyone else! God's way of putting people right shows up in the acts of faith, confirming what Scripture has said all along: "The person in right standing before God by trusting him really lives."
This is it Lord where the rubber meets the road. If I am in right standing with You, trusting You, then I am able to truly live!
Isaiah 52:11-13 (Amplified Bible)12 For you will not go out with haste, nor will you go in flight [as was necessary when Israel left Egypt]; for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
Isaiah 58:8 (Amplified Bible) Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
PRAY: You, Lord, are my rear guard, the shield over me and the light before me, the protection behind me! You, my Lord and my God, are the power that rules my life, for I have given my life to You! I trust You and love You with all my heart! You are my Father and You never take Your eyes off me. You protect me and keep me on the right path. All this because I am Your beloved child. Yes, You love me with a Father’s love. I need your loving hand really powerfully each day.
Isaiah 51:14-16 (New Living Translation) For I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea, causing its waves to roar. My name is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. And I have put my words in your mouth and hidden you safely in my hand. I stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth.I am the one who says to Israel, ‘You are my people!’”
“Safely in your hand” my God means I can relax and trust You. You cause the ocean waves to roar.
John 15:1-15 (Amplified Bible) I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser.
Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit.You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].
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Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
8 When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.
9 I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me]. If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father's commandments and live on in His love. I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.
12This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you. No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends. You are My friends if you keep on doing the things which I command you to do. 15 I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]
Oh Jesus, You are our Savior! See us wrapped in a cocoon with Jesus. His love spins the cocoon around us. It's like in nature~
A worm spins its cocoon and hidden in this secret place, it resides there as God does a changing miraculous work on it. In God’s perfect time it emerges as a glorious butterfly.
Cocoon us with You Jesus; spin Your love around us forming a hidden place within, where You can change us into one who has a bold and passionate love for Your people. Jesus I desire Your love to be paramount in my life. Dwell in me Jesus and allow that love to pour from me to others.
Form me and make me one whom You can use to bring salvation to souls! There are so many who are lost! Many do not even recognize their need for You. Open doors Lord to get Bibless into the right hands to bring these lost souls to know you. Help me to recognize what is You and what is not you. Help me to always give You the glory.
Thank You Lord! You are my most phenomenal, marvelous God! You greet me this early morning with the light of the full moon streaming in my window. I say “good morning” to You too, my lovely Lord! It’s Your light shining love upon me! It’s ‘I love you’ from my God!. How incredible is that! That You love me is amazing and that You show Your love for me is wonderful! How blessed I am to be so cared about by You! Your tenderness to me is a warm cover on a cold night. You protect me from a harsh world as You keep me in Your hand.