“My meditation of Him shall be sweet; I will be glad in the Lord” Psalms 104:34
“Rest yourself wholly in the hands of Jesus. Contemplate His great LOVE, and while you meditate upon HIS SELF-DENIAL, His infinite sacrifice made in our behalf in order that we should believe in Him, your heart will be filled with holy joy, calm peace, and indescribable love. As we talk of Jesus, as we call upon Him in prayer, our confidence that He is our personal, loving Saviour will strengthen, and His character will appear more and more lovely. . . . We may enjoy rich feasts of love, and as we fully believe that we are His by adoption, we may have a foretaste of heaven. Wait upon the Lord in faith. The Lord draws out the soul in prayer, and gives us to feel His precious love. We have a nearness to Him, and can hold sweet communion with Him. We obtain distinct views of His tenderness and compassion, and our hearts are broken and melted with contemplation of the love that is given to us. We feel indeed an abiding Christ in the would. . . . Our peace is like a river, wave after wave of glory rolls into the heart, and indeed we sup with Jesus and He with us. We have a realizing sense of the love of God, and we rest in His love. No language can describe it, it is beyond knowledge. We are one with Christ, our life is hid with Christ in God. We have the assurance that when He who is our life shall appear, then shall we also appear, then shall we also appear with Him in glory. With strong confidence, we can call God our Father. Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. His Spirit makes us like Jesus Christ in temper, and disposition, and we represent Christ to others. When Christ is abiding in the soul the fact cannot be hid; for He is like a well of water springing up into everlasting life. We can but represent the likeness of Christ in our character, and our words, our deportment, produces in others a deep, abiding increasing love for Jesus, and we make manifest. . . .that we are conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.
Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen White for October 31st.
Learning “how” to “rest” in the Lord. . .to take time off to “think” of Him. . .was something that came out of my marriage. . .when Terry wanted to go for an evening drive. . . nature. . . . country side. . . . changing seasons. . . . harvesting and planting. . .farmers driven into the night, working over time, with HOPE, God will bring the “crop” We can only do so much. . . and then the Holy Spirit moves to the heart of mankind. . .to that we need to be a part of being “recreated” in our hearts. . .but giving GOD time to let us know, HE IS COMING SOON. . . Amen?
I can’t see JESUS worrying about tomorrow! He conquered the WORLD, the day he died, came alive and rose to heaven. . . now what can HE DO, to help us BELIEVE. . .HE can RAISE THE DEAD. . . .and at His Second Coming. . .HE WILL INVITE THE SAINTS, to Wake UP!. . .come alive. . .and be with Him, in His glorious Heavenly New Jerusalem. . .What a way to WAKE UP!