Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
[Hebrews 10:19-22 NKJV]
We have been a bit out of sync the last three days as we have managed to travel to catch up with the grand-daughters for the first time in several months and to meet our newly-minted lamb, Zoe, born in early May.
So wonderful to be allowed to be near family once again. We hope and pray that the predictions of a resurgence of the virus prove wrong and that such visits can become a regular occurrence one again.
The Lord also wants us to draw near to Him with a true heart and full assurance of faith, and just as we have to be coronavirus-free to visit our natural family, He needs us to be washed with pure water, the pure water of His word, having been brought into the holiness of His presence by that new and living way — His blood.
The verses above, when read with the natural eye, appear strange, but when seen through the lens of The Holy Spirit, they are some of the most amazing words ever written. What a wonderful Saviour, friend and Comforter we have in Him.
“I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God ...”
“I’m So Glad I’m a Part of The Family of God”
OSWALD CHAMBERS — RUN TODAY’S RACE
Sunday 19th July 2020
To bridle the tongue does not mean to hold your tongue, that might mean “If I speak, I would say something!” It means to have the tongue under the control of a disciplined heart; that tongue need never apologise.
MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS…
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
GEORGE and GILL STEWART