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'Oh, it's crying time, again. You're going to leave me. I can see by the look in your eyes.' NOW, today, May 3, 2018, and on May 4-5, 2018, SOME FINAL THOUGHTS BEFORE YOU LEAVE ME AND THE WONDERFUL 'SLEEP-OVER', ALL MY BELOVED FRIENDS. I DO PRAY IT HAS BEEN MOST BENEFICIAL TO YOU IN YOUR 'SPIRITUAL WALK'. AMEN. AMEN. Before we 'pack up' and leave this 'retreat' of being in the Presence of the Lord on a daily basis, some final thoughts, and then, beginning Monday, May 7, 2018, more 'Attributes of God' shall resume posting on the regular Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, with Songs and Meditation Devotions alternating on Sundays, for a while.
First and foremost, I do not want you to ever forget this 'retreat'. This was not just a 'practice' to be quickly forgetton. Oh, my no! I hope you have thoroughly enjoyed spending time in His Word, meditating on the Scripture, DAILY. praying and listening to God to speak through it to you. Like an exercise 'habit', I pray you have come to love this 'habit', and continue it on a daily basis. This is generally known to be the 'Christian Disciplines of 'silence and solitude', pulling away for a set period, to just be - IN HIS PRESENCE. You can do this 'discipline', this 'training' with any biblical 'topic'. It leads to 'spiritual growth'. Jesus pulled aside and prayed, sometimes, all night, especially when He needed to make critical decisions. [Matthew 5:6; 14:24;Matthew 26:36, 39]; Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12]
It is 'transforming the mind', enabling one to be thinking more and more, just like Jesus. And, this is how our 'character' and 'conduct' changes. It is 'waiting on the Lord', getting 'His mind', loving Him, with all your mind, and being kept in 'perfect peace'.
[1 Chronicles 28:9;Nehemiah 4:6; Psalms 7:9; 37:1-7; 77:11; Isaiah 26:3; 40:31; Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27; Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 2:16; 2 Corinthians 4:16; Ephesians 4:23; Philippians 2:5; 3:15; 4:7; Colossians 3:2,10]
NOW -Stop for a moment. Just take a little time to compare what has been happening to your emotions, your mind, your attitudes, your energy, your 'thought life', your ability to focus and sleep better, and, hopefully, your relationships - your - LIFE, since around April 20, 2018 to the present. Compare this time as to the LIFE BEFORE YOU STUDIED HIS WORD, AND MET WITH HIM DAILY.
Now, then, you can make an 'intelligent' decision, and choose between the two 'ways'.
[For those just stopping by, and you have not taken the 'daily tours', well, the posts began on April 20, 2018. You can 'start now'.]
As for me, as I was preparing the 'posts', I was just having such a wonderful time in the Lord. Oh, I was under 'unquenchable joy'. Blessedly assured that I was and am, in the very 'center of His will' for my life at this time. Writing, profusely writing, for those He will guide to the posts via the Internet. [Luke 5:1-11] I would stop and just 'praise' Him. And, reflect on the very significance of His Holiness, and realize that I am not even near, 'done'. Then, He and I would exchange some more of Him, and erase, more of me. For you see, that is what happens on a 'personal basis'. If you do not have 'Jesus', intimately, based on the 'Bible Jesus', not 'your imagination of Jesus', you do not have - GOD.
[Genesis 1:1; John 1:1; John 12:45; 14:9; John 17:5; 1 John 1:1; Revelation 19:13]
Any 'god' of the 'imagination', is 'aloft', 'leaves you alone', does not 'threaten' nor 'can threaten', for 'it' is 'of your own', or some 'systems', 'imagination'. But, not so with Jesus. You know, there is 'something about Him', and it can make you 'tremble'. You realize, like such as Isaiah, '....Woe is me...' [Isaiah 6:1-13]; OR, the 'man', Peter, [Luke 5:1-11]; OR, REMEMBER THE 'PERSECUTOR OF THE CHURCH', SAUL OF TARSUS ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS, [Acts 9:1-9]; and John, 'the one whom Jesus loved', but, after the Resurrection and Ascension in the 'twilight of his life on the Isle of Patmos', [John 13:23; Revelation 1:1-18]
No, ABSOLUTELY IS NO ONE WHO can get too familiar with the Living God. He is 'HOLY, HOLY, HOLY'. Amen. Amen.
You simply cannot stay the same, and be in His Presence AT THE BEGINNING NOR ON a frequent basis. Your whole insight, attitude, moods, etc. CHANGES.. And, that is how 'our actions' correspondingly - 'changes'. He gives us the 'desires in our heart', according to His will. [Psalm 37:1-5] This is, after 'JUSTIFICATION, BY JESUS AND THE CROSS' - THIS IS 'BEING SANCTIFIED'; 'WORKING OUT WHAT GOD HAS WORKED IN US' for the rest of our lives. [Romans 13:12; 6:4; 1 Corinthians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 12:6; Galatians 5:19-22; 6:4; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 13:12; James 2:14]
God wants each of us to come into His Presence with thanksgiving, sit and reflect upon the 'fact' and 'significance' to each of us - PERSONALLY - exactly what it means that OUR GOD IS, AMONG OTHER 'ATTRIBUTES' - 'HOLY, HOLY, HOLY'. Oh, the 'joy' of what we experience when we are just delighting ourselves in Him. [Psalm 37]. Yes, He shares His mind with you on issues of concern to Him. [That is 'giving you' the 'desires of your heart', the things He has in store for you.] And then, like Isaiah, you can say, 'Here am I Lord, send me', and come away with an understanding of where He wants you to be and what you are to be about, for Him to work through you. Oh, it just does not get ANY better, and there is always that added assurance that you are not running around like 'a chicken with the head cut off', 'wandering aimlessly', 'wondering', 'why am I about this or that'? Oh, yes, for real!!
Please, take your time and ponder upon these posts. Review them. Copy or print any you think will be helpful for you in the future. Be continually 'thinking' about what God desires. And, without fail, with such a heart, the Holy Spirit will be 'nudging' and 'guiding' you. You will be able to STOP SAYING, 'Something made me do this, or that', or, 'prevented me', but recognize that if it is in accordance with the Word of God, it was, 'the Person' of - 'GOD, THE HOLY SPIRIT'. This is how God in Jesus is ever present to you, if you are - His. [John 3:16; 14:1-15:1-11]. Amen. Amen.
Welcome to the 'Biblical Topical Blog' where we will posts on topics from A-Z. It will not be 'politically correct' - but, the posts shall be - 'AS IT IS WRITTEN' - GOD'S WORD. Enjoy!
Satira M. Quarles, Esquire
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So, welcome to all the 'rooms' where 'themes' will guide you to understand a 'life in the Faith of Jesus Christ'. Come as often as you like - 24/7 days per year. Thank you, and let me hear from you with any suggestions or questions. Satira M. Quarles