Goooooooooood Morninnnnnnnnnnng :)
During this transition time of Christmas ( the celebration of Christ) all the way through this New Year into 2011, God has been showing me significant parallels. We are in the 11th Hour, it is the deliverance (for God's elect) and a transition is at hand. Like a Mother's travail during childbirth, the fret and the sweat are soon forgotten when that new child arrives, grabbing hold of your finger and your heart in one felt swoop! We, as His children; the body, we are in the birthing canal and what is coming is a transition into the fullness of His embrace upon our lives.
A study done years ago was performed to show how strong that trust is between Mother and child; they placed a crawling infant on one side and the Mom on the other and had the Mother motion and call the child toward her. The plexi-glass in between (point A where baby is) and (point B where Mommy is) appears that the floor does not exist; 100% of the time, however, that baby is going to trustingly crawl toward that Mommy because the child has not learned fear yet! It has no knowledge of danger and the perception falls short of any harm. Likewise, this is why the Lord says we are to be like little children. We are to come to him seeking, asking, learning and receiving. Just like a parent He will provide; all you ever need and all that is worthy of want is in place for you.
The word of God and the Gospel of Christ Jesus is our umbilical cord and lifeline. We are immersed and renewed daily in and through His word. We can also take a lesson from Mary and her obedience to the Lord, through many confirmations and many encouragements the Lord reminded her of His great plan and His unfailing promises. Likewise, we the church are facing this same parallel. God is calling upon our spirit to trust Him, to remain faithful, obedient, loyal. I have called you out and set you apart and soon I shall make your enemies thine footstool. You shall not be greatly moved but they shall be moved greatly. I have refined you as Gold is refined and you have withstood the purging off. We are to be received and embraced into the fullness of His covenant, in part now and one day, fully!
Heavenly Father, blessed be your Holy name Forever and Ever. Father we surrender ourselves entirely to your care and guidance. We seek you as a child seeks it's parent; looking for that encouragement and yearning for your loving embrace. Father, as we learn to remember this we praise you as you continually go before us surveying the terrain ahead. Your faithfulness toward us is a gift of your sovereign righteousness. Help us to honor you with our first and best in all things, living unto you as an extension of Your body and praising You with all that we have. Father as You equip us in every capacity, likewise direct us where You would have us sew greater seeds into your your kingdom. Let those whom honor You God in their livelihoods, speech and daily interactions find greater opportunities to praise and worship for all to see. We ask this in obedience to Christ Jesus and seek your will in all ways, AMEN!
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan
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STANDING ON GOD'S PROMISES & I SHALL NOT BE MOVED!
3He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Jeremiah 29:11- 13
11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Philippians 1 :6
6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It [is] my people: and they shall say, The LORD [is] my God.
Luke 9:46-50 (King James Version)
46Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
47And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
48And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
49And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
50And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,
for our "God is a consuming fire." (Hebrews 12:28-29).
Mark 10:15 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
1 John 3:1
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.
Psa 4:3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
36Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
37Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
38For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
39Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said.
40And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.
41And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son?
42And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
43Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Mal 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come tohis temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.