Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hebrews 6:11-12





I have been praying over a few issues- future adoption issues, asking God for his direction. We want to joyfully serve him and follow his plan. Sometimes "I" go off on a tangent and well... I make my own plan. I am asking God to help me/us not do that but to adhere to his plan - I know his plan is a good one, it always is!!

Through him we can become who and what HE has intended us to be- I think it sounds like such an incredible journey!

This is verse that I stumbled on-
Hebrews 6:11
But we do desire for each of you to show the same diligence and sincerity in realizing and enjoying the full assurance and development of hope until the end.

In my living bible Hebrews 6:11 said-
Our great desire is that you will keep loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true.

and it goes on in verse 12 to say-
Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God's promises because of their faith and endurance.

I felt such great peace after reading this- I felt like he spoke to me though his word, through his book, through the Bible.

I do not want to be spiritually dull, I want to be alive in Christ. I want to be his hands and feet, here and now.

In all honesty it is not only the big picture that I am looking at- it is not only inheriting God's promises that keep me going. Although I hope and pray to happily for them when the time comes. Right now it is the the pure joy that I feel when I am close to HIM. It is the love that is bursting in my heart that I can not longer contain. It is the peace that consumes me when he is near or when I know I am following his will. I am in LOVE! I am in love with HIM! HE brings me joy- the closer I am to him the more joy I feel, the more joy and love I can give to others... and the others... why, they are the ones that need the love- they are the orphans. The little children that need and want parents, that want love, that want to belong to a family... They are his children and they need us now!

It is a circle of LOVE that begins with HIM. Thank YOU Lord for allowing us to be part of that circle of love!

This is not a journey I would have thought up on my own, this is His journey for our family. It amazes me how alive our Lord is- how the Bible is there for us for reference, for comfort, for direction and for a really good read!

To think I spent so much of my life not knowing the living God - what a shame. I don't want to spend a moment longer without HIM! I have always had a faith but when I was younger I found my faith sometimes did not coincide with my desires and I was bent on controlling MY life. Oh my, many mistakes where made- I'd love to have a second chance at all of it but now I need to focus on the precious present. The past is the past and through him I am forgiven for my sins.

I love it when I see young people with a strong and passionate faith. How blessed they are to know the Lord at such a young age!

I pray that all the children will know the love and joy of having a relationship with Jesus!


Adeye said...

This is such a beautiful post, Jean, and such a timely reminder for me.

Thanks so much for sharing.

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Janet and Kevin said...

Amen sister - preach it! Such a beautiful praise filled post to our Lord.

Janet and gang

Sally-Girl! said...

I too desire to follow His will and not mine. I too am in love with my Savior who died for each and everyone of us. Even though my life is incredibly difficult right now I have felt so much peace and joy that only HE can bring!

Loving you my dear sister in Christ!!!

Serving the King said...

Oh gracious how I needed those words today! Love that verse! I feel like I am running out of steam and the reminder to run the race with hope and endurance is what I needed! Thank you for sharing your heart Jean! Well said!