Thursday, March 22, 2012

Do You Want More?

I Can only Imagine!
1 Corinthians 2:9 NKJV:
 But as it is written:  
Eye has no seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
I have been meditating on this verse for the last few days.  Here are some of the thoughts I have had, breaking it down, phrase by phrase: 

  1. Eye has not seen - No matter how much revelation I have been given, no matter how many healings and miracles I have seen, no matter how many God incidents I see - There is always more!  "You ain't seen nothing yet!"
  2. Nor ear heard - It doesn't matter how many times or ways He says He loves me - There is more!  There is no end to our conversation.  His secrets that He wants to reveal to me are infinite! 
  3. Nor entered into the heart of man - What grows in my heart?  Love, desire, purpose, mercy, kindness, goodness, faith, faithfulness, longing, joy, and yet, as wondrous as these are - There is more!  In my intimacy with God, it is like a Divine Rapture that sends me into  a realm of oneness, calm , total effortless peace; a place of total union with God...sublime!
  4. The things which God has prepared for those who love Him - I can only imagine...Selah. (Pause and think about that) As I survey my life, I realize I could never have believed the mysteries I have experienced.  I could never have imagined that He would turn my tragedies into Triumphs.  But I can say, unequivocally, I love Him more today, than yesterday; and as my love grows, I know the revelation He gives will grow as well - There is more!
Be blessed today!  God has more in store for you!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Rejoice! And Again, I Say Rejoice!

The joy of the Lord is what keeps me alive; His joy keeps me going when I want to die.

He has shown me the "joy of the Lord" is His joy!  It's one of His attributes, one of His gifts that He freely gives to me. He pours out His joy from the cross where He died.

It does not begin with me.

I am so thankful this walk does not depend on me.

The only "work" I have to do is to enter in.

I must choose daily.  I reach out, but discover He has never let me go!

It is in the choosing and the reaching that I am given eyes to see the Truth:

There is no place I can go from His presence. 

Meditate on that!

He surrounds me , He indwells me, He upholds me, He transforms me.

He is my Light, my Way, my Truth, my Life!

He brings me to the Father and covers me with His Blood.

As I meditate on these realities, I am transported into a wellspring of JOY!