Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Saviour, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.
[Jude 1:24-25 NKJV]
There are times when the Lord reveals something to us — it seems like a great revelation — but on reflection and in consideration, it is something which we already know, but in that twist of the kaleidoscope of His heavenly purpose, we see an old thing anew and we are blessed with a spiritual refreshing.
So it was the other day, when a friend shared the thought that The Lord sees us, not as we were, not as we are, but as we shall be ... and you just know that is true. He sees the end from the beginning and knows the perfected outcome of His work in us. How could He not admire Himself realised in His creation?
The reality is that we shall all be changed if our daily walk is paced out in the acceptance of His Spirit governing every moment.
What is so wonderful is the realisation that we have come to the place of knowing that to be true, but that our walk is so in tune with His Spirit that the knowing is never questioned or disputed; it is merely His presence; ever present.
PRAYER: Thank you, Lord, for your comforting presence in my life. The fact that You are there with me in every moment; guiding; keeping; Your thoughts over-riding my thoughts to convict me of the power of Your ways. Bring me to that unquestioning knowledge of Your life within me, O Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Always remain alert to the fact that where one man has gone back is exactly where anyone may go back (1 Corinthians 10:13). You have gone through the big crisis, now be alert over the least things. . . . Do not forecast where the temptation will come; it is the least likely thing that is the peril.
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