Sunday's service was so awesome. I sat next to the most amazing man. When I came up to the row to be seated, he made room for me & warmly greeted me. During the sermon he nodded, looking my way and acknowledged me on occasion. During prayer with the whole assembly, he held my hand softly & during worship I could see enthusiasm like a glow beyond any I have ever witnessed.
To the left of me sat a woman named Theresa & her Husband Wesley Earl, wonderful people. She also took the occasion to great me & share of herself. As the service progressed, I was mesmerized by the most touching sermon of my life. The implications of the skit/play they had the youth production perform was provoking, it healed things long ago forgotten. "I don't need to conform, to fit in, to strive or wander away" I just need to stay fixed, safe in the embrace of my JESUS. He who has never betrayed me, never hurt me, never pushed me away. Always pure, always real and ALWAYS AVAILABLE.
Here is a youtube version of that skit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyheJ480LYA
I learned a wonderful lesson, perhaps one that has been a lifelong journey in the making. I am farther than I thought, closer than I think, "Into it fully" and it shows. I am on the enemies radar and He is running scared over me! I know it, I can tell and Jesus informed me as well! That's good, because; "Greater is He that is in me, than what used to be" After all, things do change; what's truly important is not that change occurs but rather WHO AND WHAT makes that change!
The sermon was fabulous, and it spoke so directly to my heart. I can convey it one simple sentence to you;" Be ready, be diligent, be patient, be about the Father's business, constantly!"..." We wait with trimmed lamps and we possess all we need to tarry as long as we always place our time and efforts in Him, where our resources are secured" MATTHEW 25:1-13 As I turned to leave, Theresa & her family said farewell. I walked out with that man, and He came with me on my Journey. His name is Jesus, He shared with me that He has been alongside of me all along! I bring Him with me everywhere I go and nothing will ever be the same!
The most important thing I can express is that He is here now and ready to accept you in...He will show you the way, walk in it, while you can. There will come a time when it is too late!
Abba Father, thank you for the gift of your presence, the sanctuary of your unending Love, the opportunities you provide to the entire world and how you hold each of us in the palm of your hand, singularly and completely. So intimate, so thorough, to the very marrow of bone...knowing the inner most parts, every fear, shortcoming and every thought. You see our potential, point the way, intercede on our behalf, stand close by, allow with a watchful eye, test from a vantage point of growth and propel your children onto the greatness of your designs in their purpose. Praise you Lord and May every life alive today come to know the greatness of thee. In Jesus Mighty and precious Name, Yehushua Hamashiak, Emmanuel, Lord of Lords and King of Kings! AMEN
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