Light and Darkness...With Him or Without
This morning I curled up in Father's lap. It wasn't long before I found myself singing the old hymn "I'd rather have Jesus".
can only imagine my amazement when I turned on the computer a short
time later, clicked on a Christian action group's email, flipped over
to their website and onto their blog where I was met with a post oozing
anger towards Christians and vehemently denying God's existence.
What a contrast between light and dark first thing this morning!
Then I went to His Word on the matter. He immediately took me to these words:
it is written: 'Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of
offense, And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.'" Romans
Certainly the Lord is a stumbling stone and rock of offense
to many people because He confronts the helpless sin nature in each of
us apart from Him. Those that are determined not to believe will not
believe. Jesus clearly told us that MANY would not believe, MANY would
reject Him, but He came to save those that would humble themselves and
call upon His name as Lord and Savior.
Paul teaches, "But a
natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they
are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are
spiritually appraised." (I Corn 2:14) What I read this morning on the
computer certainly testifies to this truth!
Even in the
knowledge of this great truth, such hatred as I read this morning upon
the computer still takes me back. Short of their humility and
confession of Jesus as Lord, they will never have a sweet morning as I
had with my Father. They will never know His loving embrace that
wrapped me up this morning and the peace that is found only in Him. So
beyond the scope of reason is the fact that I can know Someone so
deeply, so intimately, who someone else completely denies is real. Oh how I grieve their blinding pride!
In the same way God, desiring even more to show
to the heirs of the promise,
the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath,
so that by two unchangeable things in which
it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge
would have strong encouragement to take hold
of the hope set before us.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
a hope both sure and steadfast
and one which enters within the veil,
where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us,
having become a high priest forever
according to the order of Melchizedek.
in peace today, my sibling in Christ, with the full sight -- HE IS!
Amen! Praise Him that He restored your sight that you might behold HIM!
I am first and foremost a daughter of the Most High. He has blessed me
with three maturing children, ages 12 years old through 7 years old,
and a Christian husband who is my best friend. I spend my days home
schooling my children, tending the 'home front', exploring God's Word,
and lifting up my fellow sisters in Christ.
I have a tremendous appetite for the Lord's Word and a desire to know
Him to deep depths. As for my fellow sisters in the Lord, I have a
passion to see them walking out their destinies in Christ. In all
things, Give Him Praise!
You can visit Deborah at www.joyinthemorning.com.