Monday, June 25, 2007

Preparing for the Wedding Feast...

Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear."
Then the angel said to me, "Write:
'Blessed are those who
are invited to the
wedding supper of the Lamb!' "
And he added, "These are the true words of God."
Revelation 10:7-9

How can we be making ourselves ready for that special day?! What are some things we can do to live out our lives with an eternal perspective?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Reflection of Christ

I want my life to be an fragrant offering to the Lord. I want my life to be a reflection of His love and joy. I want my life to impact lives for the Kingdom. I want my life to be a song of praise to my Lord. I want my life to be a tapestry of many beautiful colors representing every fond memory, trial, smile, tear and miracle! I want every day to be a snapshot that completes a much grander life photo! I want my life to be a life that above all...pleases Him!

Yesterday night, I met a friend for dinner, and she and I talked about the deserts that the Lord has been leading and carrying us through...God is so faithful! A.W. Tozer says, "For God to use someone greatly He must first wound them deeply." When I look at David's life, I am amazed at how many giants were put in his path. He had to face a bear, lion, Goliath and even his own King tried to kill him on several occasions. When David was given the promise that he would one day be King...he actually went back to the field. God will use those fields, valleys or deserts in life to get us ready for the mission that He is laying out before us! In just the right timing, God can move any child of His from his or her field to a throne!

Here is one of my favorite songs:

Alabaster Jar

By Zach Neese/Walker Beach

This alabaster jar
is all I have of worth
I break it at Your feet, Lord
It's less than You deserve
You're far more beautiful
More precious than the oil
The sum of my desires
and the fullness of my joy!

Like You spilled Your blood,
I spill my heart as an offering
to my King

Here I am, take me
As an offering
Here I am, giving every heartbeat
For Your glory take me

The time that I have left
is all I have of worth
I lay it at Your feet, Lord
It's less than You deserve
And though I've little strength
And though my days are few,
You gave Your life for me
So, I will live my life for You

Worthy, Worthy
You are worthy
Worthy is the Lord

Monday, June 11, 2007

Psalm 25

I read this beautiful Psalm, this morning, during my quiet time! God is truly teaching me to be completely dependent on Him for all my needs! He is asking me to trust Him! To put my hope in Him! He is beckoning me to take His hand so He can take me through new fields and over new mountaintops! What has God been teaching you lately?

Psalm 25
To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse. Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O LORD. Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant. For the sake of your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great. Who, then, is the man that fears the LORD ? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him. He will spend his days in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land. The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare. Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish. Look upon my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins. See how my enemies have increased and how fiercely they hate me! Guard my life and rescue me; let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you. Redeem Israel, O God, from all their troubles!