The love of the Lord is the reason I love.
When you act on Christ, you know you made the best choice in life
It took me time to realize what has been done for me in spite of my ignorance.
The love of Christ is more than words can convey.
The canvas of my life is painted by His hand.
The lessons of love are, at times thorns in my side, but having learned them the finger print of my maker is seen on the most delicate parts of my heart.
His spirit awakens my being, I yearn to be close to Him, to be at His feet singing praises and hymns.
The weight of His grace lift me up.
His mercy makes me tear, to know His life was given up freely to buy my freedom so I can dwell with Him in His kingdom.
His blessing top of the cake of true love that surrounds my every moment of life.
His love is given not made, and He gives to the ones who can’t love, that’s you and I.
We fail and fall, but His hand lifts us up again and again. He shows us the light when we open our eyes to the hopes and dreams we sometimes hide and push away in fear and sadness of the past.
He heals and peels back the layers of my heart that have so been calloused by this world to give me the fruit of the Holy Spirit, which shines bright in my heart to extinguish all darkness that comes my way.
With each layer of my heart pulled back I notice the love underneath, the soft love I was meant to have had. The love that continues to grow in me.
Looking back I ask for forgiveness for the mistakes I have made because of my blindness.
He showed me that life is precious and He is my one true love.
The way His hand guides me I can only stay close, because if I know I stray I will wander to my death, never to see light again.
His love is perfect and mine is not, but He lives through me and makes me His masterpiece in my weakness, which truly shows His faithfulness and grace.
In that He is my King, strong and powerful, never yielding because He reigns over all things.
And for this very reason I bow down to Him, praying His love shines through me.
I only wish for His will to be done, over and in all things.
Because of Him I see.
When you feel overwhelmed by the world, remember the one who over came it.
You are my rock and my salvation,
I call on you in the midst of the night,
When my heart is heavy and my soul troubled,
You calm me like gentle waters flowing from mountain tops,
You bring rest to my weary wandering,
Be my shepherd and lead me to your pastures,
You find me when I am scared,
You hold me steady with your strong hand in trials of fire,
When the enemy yearns for me,
They will know I am yours,
You are with me and will never leave me,
Heal my blind eyes, open my deaf ears,
Show me your love and majesty O King,
Speak to me Lord, I am listening,
Father bring me to the cross,
To do your will and join my redeemer,
King over all things, You are beyond glory,
Worthy of praise for all eternity.
Jesus your are my salvation, the mighty YAHWEH
Reflagging everytime I come across this
i will reblog this every single time i see this on my dash.
Everything we as Christians do is a type of direct worship to the creator, everything we do is meant to glorify Him. That doesn’t mean we should ONLY be glorifying His name when we are around other people. That’s called being fake. Do you have a direct relationship with God or not?!? Are you trying to glorify Him in front of your church or friends and family to show THEM how much you love God? Are you worshipping and glorifying Him right now, wherever you are reading this? Were you giving him praise and glory this morning? Are you glorifying HIM to show HIM how much YOU love HIM?
Colossians 3:17 (NASB) Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. This basically sums up glorifying God, do all in the name of the Lord. You wouldn’t kick your cat in the name of the Lord, you wouldn’t skip school in the name of the Lord, you wouldn’t jump off a cliff in the name of the Lord … Unless of course the Lord told you to, but that’s another story. There are a millions ways to glorify God, with your thoughts, music you listen to, the way you drive, the things you say, the work you do, your ministry.
Ministry is probably the biggest confusion factor in a Christians life, sometimes we think that our day to day life is different from what our ministry is. Seems to me like we try to separate what we want from what what God wants, funny though how we don’t actually own anything and that the Lord provides all things for us to have stewardship over. That TV you’re watching, God’s. This computer, God’s. Your body, God’s. All these things allowed on your life for you to either glorify him with or to be selfish and deny Him of praise that is rightfully His.
Those who are married, your marriage is ministry number ONE (besides your ministry with God, yes that is a ministry because it involves glorifying Him) because it reflects the love relationship you have with God. Jesus is married to the church, you don’t see Him taking extra time to stay at WORK talking story with the angels about Fred’s new car, He is always their for His spouse. So when that special someone calls, don’t be so quick to end the conversation you are “busy doing the work of the Lord.” Hello!?! Who gave you you’re wife? Not you, you didn’t make her, she is rightfully God’s little girl who He is letting you be one with.
Don’t be easily distracted by perversions the devil has set up around you to get your focus of of loving and glorifying God with all your strength (which, I might add, is given to you by the Lord). So when that call comes that you have been waiting for, stop and ask God if it’s going to glorify Him. Remember this, glorifying the Lord is not something in which you should be so serious to point of being called the joyless Christian. The second thing that consists of the fruit of the spirit is joy, right next to love, which binds things in perfect unity, that’s a major characteristic of the Holy Spirit. Psalms 126:2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” (ESV)
Be joyful going about doing the work of the Lord. Philippians 2:14-15 (NASB) Do all things without grumbling or disputing, so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world…