"I believe in the love of God, it is an orphan's wildest dream, it is a Narrow Little Road, it is an ever widening desert stream" ~ Red Mountain hymn

"This narrow little road may be filled with both abundant joy and humiliating sorrow; surely, even its promised Divine acceptance cannot assure it's travelers absense of profound rejection. Indeed, this narrow road may be filled with a great many things, but the one thing it truly lacks is regret!" ~Debbie Sue

Saturday, October 18, 2014

simply and purely

Truth always emerges from times of truly seeking God and wise counsel... 
He has never let me down in my searchings and I know with great confidence He never will!  

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but soon we will see Him face to face. Now I know merely in part; but then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)

And we all, with unveiled faces, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into this same image of Christ from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18)

I always come back to the truth after seasons of searching with an even stronger assurance that our moral bearings will only be anchored by looking at God. We must begin with Him, always! We are right when and only when we stand in a right position relative to God, and we are wrong so far and so long as we stand in any other position.

I am never afraid to search or ask questions, even if they are seemingly the wrong ones.  For I believe that our greatest difficulties don't stem from our questions or lack of understanding but rather our unwillingness to take God as He is when He chooses to reveal Himself, and adjust our lives accordingly. We so often insist upon trying to modify Him and to bring Him nearer to our own image. Our flesh whimpers against the rigor of God's inexorable sentence and begs like a poor man for a little mercy. 

We can get a right start only by accepting God as He is and learning to love Him for who He declares Himself to be. As we go on to know Him better we shall find it a source of unspeakable joy that God is purely and simply who He is, and that reality is unchanging!

We shall therefor be inspired to live as Christ being simply and purely who we are in light of Him!

O Lord, I have heard Your truth inviting me to look to You alone and be satisfied. My heart longs to respond with such assurance in every moment, but sin has clouded my vision till I see You so dimly. Oh Jesus, be pleased to remind me of my cleansing by Your own precious blood, and make me inwardly pure, so that I may with unveiled eyes gaze upon Your beauty all the days of my earthly pilgrimage. Then I will be prepared to behold You in full splendor in the day when You will appear to be glorified in all your saints and admired in all them that believe. Amen.
"Beloved, we are God's dearly loved children, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as He is pure." (1 John 3:2, 3)

Peace and love to you!

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