May 25, 2017

Read John 17

“Father, I want those you have given Me to be with Me where I am and to see My glory, the glory You have given me because You loved Me..”

How comforting it is to know that Jesus’ prayer he prayed in John 17:15-26, he still intercedes for us with those same words to our Heavenly Father!

One of my early childhood memories is sitting on a wooden pew in a sultry country church with Mom & Dad, my sister & brother.  The preacherwas very loud, but he didn’t frighten me.  My mind was fixed on a pictorial fan in that unairconditioned sanctuary.  Pictured on that fan were two children crossing a narrow foot bridge with a beautiful guardian angel hovering over them. I remember feeling very safe & cared for that day. I thought it was wonderful that God was protecting me with His angels.  “For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.” Psalms 91:11I felt He had sent me a personal message through the picture on the fan I held in my hand. That image is still clear in my mind to this day.  It is encouraging to reflect on when I first became aware that God my Father watched over me. He was blessing me before I was even created by giving me Christian parents.

“Your eyes have seen my unformed substance and in your book my days were ordained for me when as yet there was not one of them. Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” - Jeremiah 1:5 

“This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death , & has brought life & immortality to light through the gospel.” - 2 Timothy 1:9-10

My life purpose is to know God (Jesus Christ) better & to win others to Him through sharing the gospel, my example in word & deed, and to mentor my family & others & leave a legacy of faith. In my heart of hearts, I want to bring honor & glory to God every day. I desire to glorify Him. My prayer is for my ,Heavenly Father to mold me more  into the image of Jesus Christ, myLord & Savior day by day. I know He wants me to bring honor to His Son ,Jesus ,and this is why I work & strive & obey Him.

All glory to God, whose very power that spoke the Universe into being, lives in every Believer. ( That’s almost impossible to get your head around.) Say it out loud & believe it is true!  We have the power of His Holy Spirit to help us bring glory to Him.  When I fail, I know He forgives me & is still cheering me on to that Day when I will have a glorified body like His! Thank God for that promise & that He is a good promise keeper!  All glory & honor to Him!