Thursday, September 22, 2011

The One Who Has Shone in Our Hearts

Lord Jesus Christ - You are      Oh so Beautiful!
"For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;
we are afflicted in every way,
but not crushed;
but not despairing;
but not forsaken;
struck down,
but not destroyed;
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body."

2 Corinthians 4:6-10

 "And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain - for He says,

Behold, now is "THE ACCEPTABLE TIME," behold, now is "THE DAY OF SALVATION" -

giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited,
but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God,
in much endurance,
in afflictions,
in hardships,
in distresses,
in beatings,
in imprisonments,
in tumults,
in labours,
in sleeplessness,
in hunger,
in purity,
in knowledge,
in patience,
in kindness,
in the Holy Spirit,
in genuine love,
in the word of truth,
in the power of God;
by weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left,
by glory and dishonour,
by evil report and good report;
regarded as deceivers and yet true;
as unknown yet well-known,
as dying yet behold, we live;
as punished yet not put to death,
as sorrowful yet always rejoicing,
as poor yet making many rich,
as having nothing yet possessing all things."

2 Corinthians 6:1-10

Lord, I am in awe of You! Your faithfulness to Your children is incomprehensible!

 Oh Lord, how can I thank You?

Oh Lord, how can I not be in constant awe of You?

Oh Lord, I love You! How Great You Are and Holy is Your Name!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

"His Eyes are a Flame of Fire"

"And I saw heaven opened, and
behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it
is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness
He judges and wages war.
His eyes are a flame of fire, and on HIs
head are many diadems; and He has a
name written on Him which no one knows
except Himself.
He is clothed with a robe dipped in
blood, and His name is called The Word of God."

Revelation 19:11-13

My eyes rest on these words. I read them over and over again. I lift my head and gaze up into the sky.
Is this Magnificent One really the One who made me?

Is this High and Holy God truly the One who saved my soul?

I am in awe that this holy, righteous One would love me and care enough about me that He would send His only Son to die for me on the cross that I deserved.

Finding words to express how I feel is difficult - but I'll try.

God is revealing to me His indescriblable glory through the pages of Scripture and trying to grasp His greatness is just.......well.....impossible with our human minds.

I started reading Revelation this week, and I must say, it has impacted me in more ways than I could ever have imagined.
I soon realized, as I began reading, that I wouldn't be able to stop until I reached the end. Each verse leads to the next with more excitement and anticipation as I near the verses I wrote above.
I found myself excited........and at the same time.......a reverent fear of the God who reigns in my heart.
The book of Revelation is like a treasured jewel. It tells of the future - what is coming and will come. As I read these kinds of verses, I felt as though I were reading something in the past, as though it were a history lesson. But then, the further I read, and faster my heart began to pound as the realization of what I was reading became clear to me.
This is a revelation.
This is what is to come.
This is truly going to happen.
The Lord is coming again! I want to be ready.....
Oh how I want to be pleasing and acceptable in His sight!
Oh how I long for the day when He will say, "Good and faithful servant!" 
Oh Lord, I want to be a good and faithful servant. I truly do. Not just in words, but truly with my heart and in all that I do. 

May I give you glory unto death and honour forever more. 
You are worthy of my all. 

"In 1980 a young man from Rwanda was forced by his tribe to either renounce Christ or face certain death. He refused to renounce Christ, and he was killed on the spot. The night before he had written the following commitment which was found in his room:

“I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed, the die has been cast, I have stepped over the line, the decision has been made- I’m a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still.

My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed
vision, worldly talking, cheap giving & dwarfed goals.

My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I won’t give up, shut up, let up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up for the cause of Jesus Christ.

I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till everyone knows, work till He stops me & when He comes for His own, He will have no trouble recognizing me because my banner will have been clear.”  

May You, O Lord, receive all the glory, honour, praise!!!

May I never cease to worship You!