When I think of all Jesus endured in the days before and on the cross to pay for the debt of my sin there are no words to describe my gratitude, for such an unspeakable gift of grace. The love of God for His creation is more than we can fully comprehend.
Loved by Every Drop of Blood
We were loved by every drop of blood shed upon the tree. Loved by the Holy Sacrifice offered to set captives free. Loved by every heartfelt pain Jesus endured to break our every chain. Every stripe upon His back; opened wide and raw, Was to heal every lash, caused by evil since the fall. The heavy weight of the curse of death was felt by God’s Son. Every sin’s penalty was paid when His work was done. In agony He felt the final separation. His very essence of life was given to free the Nations, “My God, why have you forsaken me,” in His last breaths “Father forgive them” He cried, “It is finished” Evil celebrated for they killed God’s Son, But, for them it was not finished; God was not done. His weeping followers would weep no more. With great joy they were astonished at the sight of their risen Lord. Jesus is alive, and is seated at the Father’s side, Soon to return, for His blood-washed, without spot or wrinkle bride. We were loved by every drop of His precious blood that flowed, So, He that formed all we see, could our life forever hold.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
The most important, most precious day of my life was the day I first discovered the love of the Lord. The smartest thing I do is yield to the work of the Spirit each day for He makes me more and more like Jesus. The most satisfying thing is to rest in His comfort. The most rewarding thing is to share His love with others.
The Workings of the Spirit
Precious are the ones that witness God in their midst, And that the move of the Spirit does not resist. They join ranks with Him when they join Him in prayer. Of His workings in their lives they are aware. They fill their minds with words of love, And concentrate on good as they serve God above. Precious are the ones that feel the Spirit’s touch; That recognizes their emptiness as they lift their cup. Conviction is not shrugged away they will instead repent. They will accept the provision of God that was sent. They flow in unison…. by God’s loving touch they are freed. They’re filled to overflowing as from God they receive. It is sad but there are some that will not respond. They harden their heart; then the Spirit’s presence is gone. They desire to keep their sin and anger at its release, So they shun the move of the Spirit of peace. They will stay in turmoil, and walk away with their sin, But they cannot find peace or true joy without Him They walk a dangerous path, and are placed in jeopardy; They’ve opened up their lives to the enemy. He will not be gentl. He will destroy …take care to hear; For all are precious to God. He so desires to draw near.
John 16:7-8 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
We live in a dark world with so many things that can and will pull us astray. There are times when we wonder are we going the right direction? Perhaps we begin to question ourselves in our confusing times. Are we walking in the light? The walk of faith trusts God to lead and guide us. He is also the light within that shows the way of right is Jesus. When we follow Him we prove we are Christians by our love for one another.
Am I Living in the Light?
When choice comes for flesh to show its face, Is it rejected to instead reveal grace? If you fail do you quickly repent and direction change? Or do you find it too difficult to your life rearrange? To answer your question, Are you living in the light? Do you walk ahead in faith or only by what is in sight? To faith-walk you need God’s light within. He shows the way as you follow after Him. To walk in the light you need to in the Spirit rest. In belief and trust that God’s way is best. Living in the light will reveal inner stain. When living in the light God breaks away the chains. Self and selfish ways are put aside, So in the light you are able to abide. The light of love will take its rightful place, So another will successfully find the way of grace.
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
It is well to remember Jesus is Lord of all. He has the last word, because He is the Word of God. He is able to do whatever it is we need to have done. He hears our every sigh; He sees our need before we know we have a need. With Him all things are indeed possible. He is Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end.
All Things are Possible
All things were made by the same loving hands All was and is under the watchful care of I AM All things are possible with God above All…each and every sin is covered by the blood When life begins to push us down All we need to do is pray and God places us on higher ground As you can see there is no partial list There is no limit to God’s ability to assist All…a tiny word that holds the world, the universe and more Put your trust and faith in your risen Lord Death could not hold Him for He is Life Darkness can’t stop him for He is Light Lies can’t hurt Him for He is Truth displayed He is all you need…He gave His all He is the Way. All praise and glory to His name forever more All turns for the best for those that love and serve the Lord
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
John 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
Prayer Lord we pray for our world, and our country . We trust all in Your hands. Help us to speak the promises in the Word of God over our lives. To You belongs all the praise and glory.
My new life was on the sweet path of prayer, and then I became aware of the terrible struggle of the flesh. What a fight was on the path ahead. My battle of flesh is not yet won; but I have grown in many areas. I am not finished yet! The Lord continues to help me every day as I study the Word, listen to wise teachers, and heed the council of the Holy Spirit within.
The plan is not difficult and yet you will find, You will have difficulty keeping it in mind; For old habits are hard to break. Some extra effort it will take. The plan is simple as one, two, three. It is liberating to the soul and sets from worry free. Number one – Ask God to guide your day, And believe He hears the words you pray. Leave it alone – let it rest, And know He turns it out for your best. This step will bring peace to your life; So you can enjoy the life offered to Christ. Number two –Become as a living sacrifice to Him you love so much; Because of His sacrifice you are able to perceive His love. You are a well-pleasing sacrifice offered to die for the King This step causes your heart to sing. Number Three – Offer yourself that died to now live to glorify Him; His work through you shall now begin. This step will fulfill and cause joy to flow; Not only to you but through you… from soul to soul. I said it is easy but you must struggle against flesh, To enter in God’s way to rest You are able if you ask for God’s help; this too Is the last step – Know your God answers you!
I John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
Is there a greater story to tell? Is there a more beautiful love story? Is there a greater goal to reach? When we stop to think about it there is nothing as important… The wonder of it all!
The Wonder of it All
The wonder of it all is more than we can know; The One that made the world knows every soul. He loves with a never-ending desire, To warm every heart with His love’s fire. His love is respectful; it will not force us to serve. He lovingly directs us with the wooing of the Word. This love leads and guides us to Salvation’s plan. Then, makes us new and writes our name on His hand. Angels are assigned to each child born anew, As the Holy Spirit inside them moves. Love jealously watches over those that are in Jesus alive; Those who are prepared to be His bride. Just like their Savior, they die to self-will, To the Heavenly Father’s plan fulfill. They are ready, willing and able, because of His ability within, To carry forth the Good News; to draw others to Him. There are givers and takers, God is glorified each day. The wonder of it all is Love planned it all that way.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
1 John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
When overcome with the troubles and trials of this world there is a place where we can find the sweet atmosphere we need to face our world with God’s strength within.
When you desire to be carried to the sweet place of peace; Where the inner hearing’s ability is increased, When God’s thoughts enter the receptive attentive heart, And every worldly care departs, Nothing else matters – no one… not one thing; For every fiber of your being is brought before the King. Take a deep breath…let it out slow, Allow His love to fill you – body, mind and soul. Even the air smells sweeter in this place, As you are wrapped in the comfort of His embrace. Lovely songs of praise well up from within, To give praise as you worship Him. There’s value in this place – it overflows with power and might; As the loving attitude in God delights. Jesus will be revealed and His name is lifted high. That you are His cannot be denied. The sweet inner peace has you so filled, Your countenance will show the value of “before God being still”
Psalms 63:5-6 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Psalms 46:10-11 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge
I have been hurt many times by unkindness. Before Jesus I handled it by telling off the person, or by erasing them from my life. Neither is the acceptable solution after salvation. I have had to learn how Jesus would handle things. Sometimes it is almost more than I can handle, and I truly need His strength to not react in a wrong way. And then there are the times I do not want to die to self! I know that I need to pray in the difficult times to allow Jesus to rule from within. Only then I will be practicing Christ’s love
Love handles a situation explosive with care; It will not bottle it up but will in love the problem share. Love hates division – it truly hates strife. Love will offer up itself to enrich another’s life. The world has many opportunities to be used for test; When the heart can choose to strike or it can practice forgiveness. I do not say it is easy – it is impossible sometimes without Christ. For although the spirit is willing the flesh puts up a fight. To suffer wrong willingly is not the way it normally is done on earth; It is not a desirable project – it is hard work. To forgive the one that strikes and causes disrespect to you, Is not the thing that you willingly will do. But Jesus suffered much more than this in your behalf. He will give you the strength you need to keep on track. Love is very anxious to serve God by serving another. Love will be constant in praise toward your brother. Love is able to stand and say with a heart that is true: “I will if need be die for you.” To die to self-will is what is needed to walk God’s way; To die to self’s reactions in what you do or say. You will find that the strength to do right is as close as a prayer my friend. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens – on Him depend.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
There is no place more comforting than in the presence of our most loving God. Never have I been disappointed He is always able to restore my hope and faith. I love the Word of God and the still sweet voice within that assures me I am His, and all is well with my soul.
Are you lonely and need encouragement my Child? Come and sit with me awhile. Your heart is heavy; I feel it too Although you don’t understand I know all you go through. When you are afraid and something is wrong inside Come and take rest; in my strength abide. When eyes are unable to see, and ears strain to hear, Reassurance for those that are to you most dear, Be assured I know the fears that rise up to trouble the mind. “Will they go on in faith with God, or will they be left behind?” I know when life sometimes seems to pass you by. I see your unfulfilled dreams, and I hear your sighs. The things of the earth grow strangely dim; When you allow your Lord to cause calm deep within. My healing touch causes well-being you when you come. Lift up thanks and praise for all that God has done. When you are mine you need to know, of you I am a vital part, Love reaches into even the darkest corner of your heart, The past is gone – a bright future ahead of you lie. You are a precious jewel; in my eyes The Spirit speaks peace with comforting words. When in His presence new hope and faith occurs.
2 Corinthians 1:2-4 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
II Thessalonians 2:16-17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
The love of God for us is so great that at times it almost boggles the mind. It is difficult at times to take the time to explore the presence of God; by praying, praising, worshiping, or by studying the Word. I have found that when I do make the effort the time flies by, I get lost in His love, and I do not want to leave.
Lost in His Love
Love embraced the lost so they could be, Lost in His embrace eternally. Completely enamored in this place, Lost in the wonder of His amazing grace, In the inexpressible realm of forever with God as one; Marveling in the endless love of Father, Spirit, and Son. Great treasures are revealed and truth rules and reigns; All the lost are found and with Him remain. The angels marvel at love’s grand display; Showered upon the chosen who are in opulent array. Every heart has a love song for their Savior-King. In harmony and in accord with God every heart sings. In great swelling waves of desire they are swept off their feet, Lost in Love’s embrace, exactly where always they were meant to be.
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Ephesians 3:18-19 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God