THE ULTIMATE GOAL
LIFE 'IN' JESUS CHRIST
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
7/8/2018 0 Comments
Zechariah 14:1, 6-9, KJV: 'Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:
7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
9 And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.'
Dietrich Bonhoeffer passed a telling comment on the way society works when he wrote,
‘We have no proper understanding of the need for scriptural proof. We hear arguments "from life" and "from experience" put forward as the basis for the most crucial decisions, but the argument of Scripture is missing. And this authority would, perhaps, point in exactly the opposite direction.'(1)
Morning and Evening: Daily Readings, Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Posted July 8, 2018
“In summer and in winter shall it be.”
The streams of living water which flow from Jerusalem are not dried up by the parching heats of sultry midsummer any more than they were frozen by the cold winds of blustering winter. Rejoice, O my soul, that thou art spared to testify of the faithfulness of the Lord. The seasons change and thou changest, but thy Lord abides evermore the same, and the streams of his love are as deep, as broad and as full as ever. The heats of business cares and scorching trials make me need the cooling influences of the river of His grace; I may go at once and drink to the full from the inexhaustible fountain, for in summer and in winter it pours forth its flood.
The upper springs are never scanty, and blessed be the name of the Lord, the nether springs cannot fail either. Elijah found Cherith dry up, but Jehovah was still the same God of providence. [1 Kings 17:1-7]
Job said his brethren were like deceitful brooks, [Job 6:15] but he found his God an overflowing river of consolation. [Job 42]
The Nile is the great confidence of Egypt, but its floods are variable; our Lord is evermore the same. [Hebrews 13:8]
By turning the course of the Euphrates, Cyrus took the city of Babylon, but no power, human or infernal, can divert the current of divine grace. [2 Chronicles 36:22,23; Ezra 1:1-6; Isaiah 44:28; 45:14; Jeremiah 25:11-14; 29:10,11; Daniel 5:28, 30-31; 6:28]
The tracks of ancient rivers have been found all dry and desolate, but the streams which take their rise on the mountains of divine sovereignty and infinite love shall ever be full to the brim. Generations melt away, but the course of grace is unaltered. The river of God may sing with greater truth than the brook in the poem-- “Men may come, and men may go, But I go on forever.”
How happy art thou, my soul, to be led beside such still waters! [Psalm 23] never wander to other streams, lest thou hear the Lord’s rebuke, “What hast thou to do in the way of Egypt to drink of the muddy river?”
'May you 'feast' here. And for further study, please see  Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer S.C.M. p. 39] Amen. Amen.
Western spirituality has long tended to focus on positive action: 'What God has done for me and what I must do for God.' The result has been that we live our lives at breakneck speed, constantly acting and reacting to stressful situations. I have increasingly come to the conclusion that most well-established Christians are less in need of the additional teaching their mind has taught them to expect, than a deeper awareness of the Lord Himself. Times apart can greatly strengthen this.
What steps are you taking to allow yourself extended 'time out' with God?
Practical measures will need to be taken even for a single day away, let alone a whole week, but the effort involved will repay itself many times over.
Lord, help me to make the effort to spend more time in Your presence.
Quiet the worries of my mind, and enable me to receive Your Word.
Develop my memory, and fill it with the truths of Your Word.
Protect me from all distractions and deceptions as I seek to go deeper in Your presence.
Help me love, embrace and cherish silence, until I find You in the still place of my heart.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
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