“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law” – Psalm 119:18 KJV
Today was choose any verse of your own. I am using the verse that is at the bottom of the Christmas 31 Day Scripture Writing Plan... Psalm 119:18. It’s a perfect one in describing what Your word does in opening my eyes and helping me to see… to understand. There are so many pleasures and treasures in Your word. Even my notes from church today go with this.
Looking on failures causes us to recognize You. If we keep our eyes on Jesus, we will know Him. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus! ❤ I love that hymn! ❤
Don’t believe everything you think. You cannot be trusted to tell yourself the truth. Stay in the word. – Evangelist Jerry Bridge
Thank You for allowing me to see You in every page… in every word! You are everything to me, Father! ❤ Thank You for allowing me to see Jesus! Especially in my heart! What love! ❤ Thank You for allowing me to see the Holy Ghost leading me to You! He’s such a Comfort! ❤
“For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” – Titus 3:3-7 KJV
I am so sad to say that the first part so describes how I use to live, be, believe, and think like. Why You thought I was worth the effort, I have no idea, but I am so grateful that Your kindness and Your love appeared, and that Your mercy saved me, that the Holy Ghost has renewed me abundantly through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Thank You for making me justified by Your grace! Thank You for making me a part of Your family! ❤ I am a child of the King! 🙂 Forever and eternally! I have the hope of eternal life! ❤
“Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.” – James 1:16-18 KJV
“Every good gift”and “Every perfect gift.” You are every good gift, Jesus. You are every perfect gift because You are from above and cometh down from the Father of lights. You and Your Father are One. You are the Light of the world. Of His own will He begat You… born of a virgin… conceived of the Holy Ghost. Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth. The book of John says You are the Word, and have been the Word from the beginning. You also tell us in John that You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
How precious and humbling that Your Father would make us a kind of His firstfruits.
Thank You, Father, for making us one of Your creatures. I am so grateful that You would allow me to be any part of anything to do with You and Your Son, and Your Holy Spirit. I am gladly blessed to be Your firstfruit, Your creature, Your child, Your image, Your servant, Your friend, Your vessel, Your daughter, Your temple… just to name a few of the many things Your word has told me You have made me or allowed me to be. Most precious of all YOURS! ❤
I love You, Father God! ❤ I love You, Jesus Christ! ❤ I love You, Holy Spirit! ❤
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” – Philippians 2:9-11 KJV
Highly Exalted is definitely how You have me seeing Your precious Son today. Jesus was given a name above every name. One day every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! Not all who kneel and confess will do so as an act of love and adoration, but out of reverent fear forced from the realization that He is who You say He is, and therefore to glorify You, God His Father. They will not escape their eternal destination just because the words come out of their mouth. Jesus will be given His due reverence and His righteous justice… the glory for which You have highly exalted Him forever. ❤
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” – Philippians 2:5-8 KJV
Lord God, help me to be like minded with Christ, to be humble, to be obedient… even unto death… whatever death You have for me. Help me to keep things all about You! Help me to die to self… every day! Thank You for making me family… good family! Godly family! ❤
“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” – Galatians 4:4-7 KJV
You fill my heart to be reminded of You sending forth the Spirit of Your Son into my heart, crying, “Abba, Father.” I do love You, my Abba Father. You make me think on that song Abba Father by Rebecca St. James that You caused me to fall in love with years ago. I still love it! I still love You, Abba Father! ❤
Looking up the video and lyrics has renewed an even greater love for it. It’s a flying song! ❤ Reminding me of the Blue Ridge Parkway… just me and You time! 🙂
I’m feeling like the eagle that rises Flies above the earth and its troubles Oh yes he knows that there are valleys below But under his wings there’s a stronger power Oh Father You are my strength On You I wait upon
CHORUS: You make the road rise up to meet me You make the sun shine warm upon my face The wind is at my back and the rain falls soft God I lift You high You are my Abba
Running in this race to the finish line The only road for me is the narrow Not gonna stop or even look to the side When I fix my eyes on You Jesus Oh Father You are my strength Now more than ever
When you’ve run too far Can’t walk another mile Hope in Him again Then you will rise Gather up your wings and fly
Chorus 2 times
Do you not know? Have you not heard? He gives strength to the weary To those who hope in Him They will soar like eagles
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.” – Luke 2:17-20 KJV
Wonder… that is what I see… hear… and remember. How could one not wonder at all of these things? And when I read on Mary wondering/pondering these things in her heart, it reminds me of things You made me wonder on with the son You blessed me with. Like how he was so modest before he could barely talk, yet when he voiced his strong conviction You caused me to hear You talking through him. You caused me to wonder on what you were teaching, and that You would use a child. You taught us both. You have caused us both to wonder on Your Son for quite awhile now, and I trust we always will.