Tuesday, July 31, 2018

"Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart." Ephesians 6:6 NIV

It can be the simple things of life, that speak to us of another world, unlike ours. A simple picture of roses on the windowsill, speak of life, here and beyond. Why do I see this you might say?

These flowers will wither and die, but in eternity, nothing will die. Life in God has no end, and no decay.The beauty all around us tells of a time to come but also of a time once before.

In the first garden in Genesis, the Garden of Eden, nothing wilted or gave way to dryness and death. How my soul longs for a place like this! I guess you might long for it too.

All of us do at some point in our lives. We see the devastation of sin, lies and pain and want to be where life never ends, and restoration of our hearts, bodies, and minds will be forever.

Jesus also longs for us to be with him where it is never night, and freedom for our souls abounds. He would have returned to earth long ago to set up His millennial reign but for this:the saving of many who are far from Him.

We are here with orders from the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Be my disciples, but be with me first.  Mark 3:13-14"Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. In verse 14 he said: that they might be with him.

You and I need to be with Jesus. This has to be our first encounter of our day, because we don't hold the glory of God in us for very long. We are leaky vessels but His presence covers and guides us into all truth.

With all of our hearts we serve and it is evident that we have been with Jesus. " You have made known to me the path of life, you will fill me with joy in your presence at your right hand." Psalm16:11 NIV Splash some of God's love on someone today. Surprise those who need to be cheered with a kind word.You are doing the will of your Father in heaven!

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