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Meditating

Man Meditating - Public DomainAfter doing the post yesterday I realized how little I meditate, I think it is a taught discipline that many of us were never taught to do. So I sat and thought on the word “Raised” when Christ rose from the grave. Just what does this little word say?

1. To be able to raise from the dead, one would need to be the giver of life – the Creator
2. He would have to have great authority
3. He would have to be in control of matter
4. He would have to be all powerful
5. He would have to be able to think, reason and able to make decisions
6. He would have to be able to breathe the breath of life into Himself
7. He would have to be God
8. God is all powerful, all mighty, all wise, all knowing, sees all, knows all, loves, hates, creates, sets up kingdoms and destroys them, holy, the deliverer, King, He is Lord and Master, our strength, He has all understanding, He is life, He grants grace, He is our comforter, He is full of glory, He is Lord of all, He cannot die and is everlasting, He is Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end, He is the Creator!
9. Because He lives – I live
10. Because He lives – I am no longer dead in trespasses and sins
11. Because He lives all His promises of eternal life are mine and I know they are true
12. Because He lives I can face tomorrow
13. Because He lives I will see Him face to face.
14. Because He lives His righteousness has been imputed to my account!

If any of you can think of any thing that could be added I would greatly appreciate your comments.
Lynn

HERE, O MY LORD, I SEE THEE

Bonar From BrookerHere, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;
Here would I touch and handle things unseen;
Here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace,
And all my weariness upon Thee lean.

This is the hour of banquet and of song;
This is the heavenly table spread for me;
Here let me feast, and feasting, still prolong
The hallowed hour of fellowship with Thee.

Here would I feed upon the bread of God,
Here drink with Thee the royal wine of Heaven;
Here would I lay aside each earthly load,
Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.

I have no help but Thine; nor do I need
Another arm save Thine to lean upon;
It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed;
My strength is in Thy might, Thy might alone.

I have no wisdom save in Him Who is
My Wisdom and my Teacher both in One;
No wisdom can I lack while Thou art wise;
No teaching do I crave save Thine alone.

Mine is the sin, but Thine the righteousness:
Mine is the guilt, but Thine the cleansing blood;
Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace;
Thy Blood, Thy righteousness, O Lord my God!

Too soon we rise; the symbols disappear;
The feast, though not the love, is past and gone.
The bread and wine remove; but Thou art here,
Nearer than ever, still my Shield and Sun.

Feast after feast thus comes and passes by;
Yet, passing, points to the glad feast above,
Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
The Lamb’s great bridal feast of bliss and love.

To hear the music go to: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/h/e/hereomyl.htm
Song with permission from Cyber Hymnal.

Words: Horatius Bonar, 1855. Bonar wrote this hymn at the request of his brother, Dr. John James Bonar. Its first public appearance was in Occtober 1855 in the author’s church. Later that year, St. Andrew’s Free Church in Greenock, Scotland, issued it in pamphlet form.

For the Life and Works of Horatius Bonar on a CD go to: http://horatiusbonar.com/

Soaring on Eagles Wings

Eagle PictureMy husband and I do daily devotional time together, usually at night but now since I am home we have decided to try to do them morning and evening. We have four books we are doing our devotionals from, which gives us a good variety of thoughts to ponder on during the day or to help give us rest at the end.

Today’s was so good I just had to take the time to share in short what I gleaned. My part was reading from a devotional my wonderful daughter in-law gave me some years back written by Thomas Kinkade an artist and a preacher. It was titled “Strength like the eagles,” My husband’s part was to read from Frances Havergal’s writings and was titled “Thine”.

In Frances Havergal’s “Thine” she spoke about slinging a stone of faith, which will slay any Goliath of temptation. She said that “When self temps us (and we know how often that is), let it be met with ‘Not your own,’ and then look straight away to Jesus with I am Thine”. In other words we do not belong to that old nature if we are in Christ Jesus, but we belong to the Lord alone. Makes you want to soar on eagles wings doesn’t it just thinking about it? What strength and what courage that should give to a child of the King!

Frances goes on to tell us if the world tries to lure us into old or new things we are to look to Jesus as the world will try to claim us as its own – but we are to look away to Jesus, and say ‘I am Thine.’ Then she says, “Is it sin, subtle and strong and secret, that claims our obedience? Acknowledge that ‘ye were the servants of sin;’ but now, ‘being made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness,’ and conquer with the faith-shout, I am Thine.” It makes me feel as strong as an eagle, which could soar up into the heavens so high.

Next she states that if Satan himself were in hand to hand battle with us, is all we need to say is to tell the prince of this world that he hath nothing in Jesus, and that you are in Jesus and that is true, a member of His body, His very own; and see if he is not forced to flee at the sound of your confident I am Thine! In other words you belong to Jesus.

She states that I am Thine is only an echo; of our Saviour stating Thou art Mine, Don’t you feel the wonder of our God in His presents and strength?

It is wonderful to know that we who are in Christ are truly His, and we belong to our Heavenly Father, it is not something that will be taken away from us, or that once we are in Christ can reject, because He keeps us and preserves us to the end and through eternity. We are His today, tomorrow and forever.

Thomas Kinkade states from the word, “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no-one can fathom” this was intended he says to rebuke the Jews for their slowness to believe in God’s greatness and majesty, and that God was talking to them this way to shame them out of their unbelief.

Then he states, “How ridiculous it is for us to imagine that God can get old and tired. How slow we are to believe in God as God – sovereign, all seeing, and all powerful. The need to wait upon the Lord and contemplate His majesty is one of our greatest needs in the church. For it is when we do so, and only when we do so that our strength will be renewed and we will soar on wings like eagles.

Have a blessed day Soaring!
Lynn