Thursday, July 22, 2010

Every day is filled with gifts from Papa. Many of them are snatched up, opened with haste, wrappings discarded without a glance, and then put to use without a thought of whose Hand offered them.
For all the heartache that a day may hold there are many more blessings. They are ours whether we even stop to notice or not.
He is the greatest gift. One that can never be taken away once we have received Him. It is up to us to explore this wonderful gift and to get to know Him more deeply each day.
We can all list so many gifts that come from Him; life, breath, the beauty of a day, family and friends and the love that is woven through these relationships. All great treasures.
A wonderful treasure is the privilege of hearing from Him. He loves to speak to our hearts. He spoke to me this morning.
I was reading first Corinthians thirteen, which is known as the love chapter, and had decided to do so using a contemporary language version, The Message. The words that spoke so tenderly to my heart are verses twelve and thirteen.
"We don't yet see things clearly. We're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. but it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing Him directly just as He knows us!
But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love."
He is the source of all three.
Over and over I am amazed that this Great God, the Holy One, the Creator would be so generous to me, a fragile, broken sinner. This is the One that words of a song I heard today spoke of: Kings will surrender their crowns! We will all bow down to Jesus, the Light of the world, the Love of God!
Imagine the most powerful people, the rulers of this world will place their crowns before Him one day! And all will worship Him because He is worthy!!
This is the One who is so intimately acquainted with us. This is the One who holds us in His Hands and loves to bless. This is the One who will never let go!
This is the One who reminded me today that I don't see the whole picture and that a better day is coming! A day is coming when I will see Him face to face! It is the day that He will wipe away ever tear from my face; a day that promises no more tears or sorrow!
May my life be a gift back to Him!!

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