29 August 2013

Best. Reunion. Ever.

Scripture: Revelation 3:20-21 NLT

"Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.  Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne."

Observation: Eating together as friends. Sitting with Jesus on His throne in the same way He sat with His Father on the Father's throne when Jesus won His ultimate victory.

Application:  Folks, Jesus doesn't want slaves, or even servants.  He wants equals!  Now, this might be old news to y'all, but for this girl, it's huge.  HUGE.  Jesus wants loving family that will run to Him and rejoice with Him.  WHo will see His face, so well-known, and those eyes of His, and share a moment of deep relationship . . . one of those silent exchanges that hold eternity suspended between two souls, filled with long experience and rough times and rejoicing and sorrow and overcoming . . . and then the joy will explode, and we'll shout and dance and hug and clap and sing, with Him. Can you feel the Holy Spirit trying to tell you, just a little, what that will be like?  I'm just barely beginning to understand, as I've reached the point in my marriage and friendships that they've been tested and tried, gone through amazing highs and deep lows with these people by my side.

And it will be GOOD.

Prayer: Father, God in Heaven, oh, how I praise you for Christ Jesus.  For giving me this incredible freedom to love, to joy, to fly in my heart up to heaven and see Him, and You.  To sit on your lap, listen to you whisper in my ear, and learn who I really and truly am.  I glorify Your Name for Your eternal watchcare over me . . . and the miracle omniscience and omnipotence that means you love and take care of me as if I was Your only creation, just as you care for every one of Your children.  You are so good, God of mine, so amazingly and so-far-beyond-this-pathetic-mortal-language Good.  Guide me today. Show me where to step, how to walk, and give me the words to speak, so I only speak Your Word, Your Will, and bring into being that which You designed for my happiness and Your Glory in my life.  Hallelujah, to God and the Lamb! :o))))) In Jesus' most awesome and liberating name, Amen!

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I welcome questions and concerns--they are most often what spur us closer to the truth. I only ask that we all give everyone the most generous benefit of the doubt, assigning the best motives possible. A soft answer truly does turn away wrath, and an atmosphere of Jesus's love is the best for learning, no matter which side of a discussion you're on.

Thanks so much, and God bless you!