Monday, July 25, 2011

the life

Whom have I in heaven but You?
I desire more than anything on earth.
My flesh and heart may fail, 
but God remains the strength of my heart;
He is mine forever.
Those who are far from You will perish;
for You destroy those who abandon You.
But as for me, how good it is to be near God!
I have made the Sovereign LORD my shelter, 
and I will tell everyone about the wonderful 
things You do. 

-Psalm 73:25-28

Life comes only from the Lord.
Through the Word of the Lord and from His Holy Spirit.

To live life completely, and to it's full potential,
 we need to be near the One who create it. 
The One who breathed the breath of life into us.

Our life is His.

When we live a life apart from God, 
we are not experiencing fullness. 
We are missing the wonderful things that God
wishes to show us.
We are not walking with Him.
We are not living to our full potential.
We are dead inside.

It is God's word, through The Bible, that can replenish our soul.
It is God's Holy Spirit that lives in us and gives us each day.

Without these, we are are not truly living. 

In order to experience life...we need to experience God, through Christ's love. 

It is only then, that we can begin to live. 
Shed the sin of the past and become a new creation.

Friday, July 1, 2011

the perfect love

~ Author Unknown ~

Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone. To have a deep soul relationship with another, to be loved thoroughly and exclusively. But God to the Christian says, "No, not until you're satisfied and fulfilled and content with living, loved by Me alone and giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me, to have an intensely personal and unique relationship with Me alone.

"I love you, My child, and until you discover that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found, you will not be capable of the perfect human relationship that I have planned for you. You will never be united with another until you are united with Me -- exclusive of anyone or anything else, exclusive of any other desires or belongings.

"I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and allow Me to bring it to you. You just keep watching Me, expecting the greatest things. Keep learning and listening to the things I tell you. You must wait.

"Don't be anxious and don't worry. Don't look around at the things you think you want. Just keep looking off and away up to Me, or you'll miss what I have to show you.

"And then, when you're ready, I'll surprise you with a love far more wonderful than any you would ever dream. You see, until you are ready and until the one I have for you is ready, I am working this minute to have both of you ready at the same time, and until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me and the life I've prepared for you, you won't be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me, and this is perfect love.

"And dear one, I want you to have this most wonderful love. I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me, and to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty and perfection and love that I offer you with Myself. Know I love you. I am God Almighty, believe and be satisfied."