Knowing who you are in Christ gives you the ability to rest. When you don’t know who you are, you strive. So rest child, you are loved and accepted by God. You are seen as holy and blameless in His sight. You are His beloved, his friend, his son or daughter, you are His cherished, chosen one. You are His, come and rest.
September 15, 2014 // An invitation
I told the Lion, ‘I can’t do it, there’s too much, I’m not ready. I fall short and I’m slow to receive the reality. I can’t even take the next step forward, I’m walking backwards. I can’t make it.’
The Lion replied, ‘How have you become convinced that any of this has to do with you? I’ve finished it. There are no steps to walk to get closer to Me. I’ve been with you from the beginning, and I am with you ‘til the end. I have trampled the distance. It is not you who walks to Me, but it is I who walks with you.’
'The joy of the Lord is our strength.' But it is not our joy in the Lord that gives us strength. The Lord’s joy is our strength. My strength comes not from how much joy I can manage to muster. Otherwise, I am the source of my strength and not God. My strength comes from the fact that our God rejoices in me. His joy in me makes me strong.
O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, ‘Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.’ Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long.
ryelmo replied to your photo “Donut Burger with Bacon & Cheese. I ate this beast for lunch today,…”
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Bro…. it was an intense burger! I wanted to eat all of it, but it was so sweet and rich in flavor that I couldn’t finish. I’ll try to eat one again in like 5 years. haha!
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