Gracing His Table

This past week has been a busy one, full of stress, relief and excitement all at the same time!  Thoughts have galloped like wild, fear crazed animals across my mind and peace and calm just as suddenly have descended upon my heart and mind.

And we have all been there haven’t we!  Facing a myriad of circumstances, we experience a myriad of feelings and emotions.  We can know with complete confidence the Lord has guided our footsteps and walked us into the place He purposes for us, and somewhere in the time between places, our minds just play havoc with us, even when we are faithful to the Word of God.

Part of being faithful to His Word is to lasso all those crazy thoughts and pull them in so they are in alignment with the Word of God.  Once in alignment, the Word can take over and we can practise keeping His Word so it keeps us in perfect peace.  It takes focus and discipline to do this but it is so worth learning!

We are confident that the good work the Lord began in us, He will complete, finish and perfect.  We have just returned from an out of town specialist appointment and Bruce has received a clean bill of health ~ big relief!  Big praises to God!

On the wall behind our kitchen nook we have a picture of a barren tree in winter with the caption;

“For everything there is a season and a time for everything under heaven.”  Ecc.3:1

The verse and picture is a constant reminder to my heart of just that!  That every millisecond of our times is in God’s hands and He knows how to manifest exactly what we need at just the right time.

My in-between times are in His hands and He holds me close.  I am not far from His heart at all for His thoughts towards each one of us are innumerable, way past our ability to count!

And, look what else He says about us from Hebrews 1:3

Jesus is the sole expression of the glory of God (and He dwells within us expressing the glory of God), Jesus is the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the Divine, and He is the perfect imprint and very image of God’s nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power.

He is upholding you and me, maintaining us, giving us what we need, looking after us so we are in mint condition and He is propelling us by His mighty word of power!  That is a promise worth being excited about!

We are all so different and yet He knows every hair on our head, He doesn’t lose track as our hair thins and falls out with age.  He looks at each one of us and calls us Beautiful, Exquisite One, Rare Beauty, and Treasured Possession.

Today, a Facebook friend commented on a picture of my teacups and it made think about the day when we will be gracing His banqueting table.    2015-02-26 11.53.05

I imagine Him gazing long at each one of us, marvelling at our differences, thrilling at how exquisitely beautiful to Him we are and He will think how He just couldn’t do without us, gracing His table with our radiant and wondrous beauty!

His heart will be bursting with the fullness of His love for us.

So maybe, instead of letting wild thoughts race through our minds, perhaps we could try focusing on the Beauty of the Lord and the perfectly exquisite love He has for each one of us. 

When ‘those days’ come and we feel stressed, let us remember and recall that it is because of our dear Lord’s mercy and loving kindness that He reaches out His arms to us and lifts us out of the miry clay and sets our feet upon the Rock!

May we remember that each new morning His mercies are new and the stability the Lord can bring us is abundant and great for He is a faithful God and we can fully trust Him.  Let us continue to hope in Him and wait for Him and be expectant in our waiting.  (I think that is why I am feeling so stressed about this house selling- I am expectant and I keep expecting!)

The Lord promises to be good to those who wait for Him with hope and expectation. 

Are you waiting on the Lord with hope and expectation for the meeting of your needs?  Is there anything I can pray with you about and believe God for with you?

Beckoned by the King,                                                   

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Thirsty

Summer of change

There is a reaching in my spirit to touch the deep of God.  I strain, I press forward toward the Voice that calls me to deeper life in Him.

In my garden, I see as if for the first time that there is a food chain of birds and bugs.

In the Kingdom, I see.  I see as if for the first time.

A banqueting table has been set, ready for me to sit and feast in the presence of my enemies.

Jesus, even cancer, that foul enemy humanity hates and fears.  In the presence of it, You prepare a table before me.

God, I sit down.

You anoint my head with oil.

My cup You have filled

It runs over.

“Drink this cup,” You have said. “This is My Blood of the New Covenant.

Seal of the promises I keep for you.”

The Blood runs over

It spills and covers us.

The Blood runs over

You have purchased us by

Royal Blood shed.

We belong to the King,

To the God of amazement, wonder and beauty, the One who is more than enough in every situation, every circumstance.

There at the table, as I lift my face to You

I see a banner blowing over me.

It blows in the wind of Your breath

Blows hard so the enemy sees it.

Jehovah Nissi!

Behold!  I see the enemy scatter

They cannot prevail when Your banner waves.

Jehovah Nissi – our banner of Victory

Jehovah – the Blood, the Blood of Your Son has won the battle.

Goodness and Mercy await my awakening.

I will walk through

I will walk through the valley streaked with the shadow of death.

I will walk through valiantly, victoriously,

Voraciously trusting in You, my God and King.

I am Your child; Your eye is ever upon me.  Your Presence fills me with peace, unstoppable joy.

If I run too fast, the crook of Your staff gently corrals me back to Your side.

Your side, that has dripped with Blood shed for me.  You ask me to keep in step with the Spirit.

I gaze upon You, see only glorious radiance.

Look behind; see Goodness and Mercy bubbling with laughter and joy.

I look upon the enemy that confronts me.  I see only the Table You have prepared for me.

You anoint my head with the oil of joy. Or is that Mercy?

I drink my overflowing cup, the Blood spills over and I am covered.

Your covenant promises are for me.  By the power of them, every need has been met.

There at the Table You have prepared a feast.

You say, “Take, eat, this is My Body which I broke for you.  Drink the cup, drink for it is my Blood shed for you.  Drink, beloved drink, let the Blood cover you completely.  Let its power course through you like a mighty rushing river.  The life for your flesh is in the Blood.  Drink.  Drink and consider Jesus.  Raise your glass high, victory is nigh.”

 

My soul is crushed and breaking with longing for Your judgments at all times.  Psalm 119:20

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