Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Psalm 121 ; Mark 9&10

Looking to the wrong places this morning…I can feel it. When plainly sitting there this morning hearing or seeing You point me to YOU and YOU alone….but there is so much HERE I think I need and then in my inbox this morning……..Heaven is not here, it's There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for…..Elisabeth Elliot…so here I am again……

Psalm 121: 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

And back to "There is nothing we can do to make God love us more and nothing we do to make Him love us less" …..from Yancy’s What’s So Amazing About Grace…

To....Mark 10: 18"Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good—except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: 'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother."
20 "Teacher," he declared, "all these I have kept since I was a boy."
21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
22At this the man's face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.


Knowing the young man’s heart, knowing he wouldn’t….Jesus looked at him and loved him…..
So today on the pondering path……just be still……just rest in He knows me and loves me and wants me to follow Him…….

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

God Father,

I needed to know you loved me today...thank you for guiding Becky to write this, and I ask Lord that you reminder her continually that you love her...

Melissa

MaryAnn M said...

we are seated in heavenly places with Christ...we are in Him and He is in us....the Kingdom of God is here, upon us, in us and at hand, Jesus said.
We have access to all the Heavenly stuff here and now...

all the gifts are ours to have and use here...we will not need any of the spiritual gifts there.
no need to have patience or goodness...or kindness...or gift of healing...or gift of prophecy...

we have as much of On Earth as it is In Heaven as we want to have...

reach..believe...
but its not the earthly stuff that matters...

Jada's Gigi said...

I think heaven, eternal life...all the God stuff is inside of us waiting to be discovered...discovered in ourselves, discovered in each other...and something in us, God himself perhaps, longs to discover....

Anonymous said...

finally got over here (hate it when my job keeps me from important things like reading blogs!)

Love this quote, it fits.