Thursday, 17 November 2011

One thing.

One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
Psalm 27:4

One thing.
OnE   ThInG...
1 thing...

If I could ask just ONE thing, 
what would it be?
The psalmist echoes the cry of my heart at this moment.
I long to dwell in his house, his presence, 
his love, his glory...
more than anything else.

He showed me a picture of a key, a heart shaped key and written on it were two words.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6

This key opened the door to his presence & his kingdom.

Jesus opened the door to heaven to us, He tore the veil, he removed any obstacle,
yet even as christians we stand at the door and see it as a no go area. A private garden. 
Jesus gave us the key...If we hunger and thirst for HIM,
we enter into heavenly realms and experience his presence.
Its so amazing.
There is peace there,
and we can bring it back with us..
all we experience in those moments and experiences with him,
can be brought into the world we live in.
Bringing his kingdom ,
on earth,
as it is in heaven.

So why do we stand at the door and wait?
into his presence!
Its free,
its available.

Hes given you the keys of salvation.
You are his,
whats His is mine,
and what is mine is his!


Friday, 4 November 2011

The heart of the matter!

I was driving my children home the other day,
when a thought grew in my mind.
"What if, I woke one day, in a different time zone?"
Much like the 'back to the future' movies.
"What if, for some unknown reason, I woke to the same life,
same household home, same car, same duties, yet with different people surrounding me?"
Perhaps a different family, similar set up, 3 girls (a baby to care for in the day,
2 girls at school) a husband. People to meet at church, school run chatter with other mums..
Yet none of them at all familiar to me.
How would this make me feel?
I realised, perhaps a thought that had been met before, that even though we are surrounded by people,
unless we have relationships with them, we can be very lonely!
What makes life have any value, purpose, joy?
I KNOW my children, I am familiar with their characters and ways,
I have connections with mums at school because our children have relationships with one another and share moments together.
Sharing, engaging, familiar, connecting...
these are the very things that make life rich.
If I was to wake and have my home, my car, my duties, my school run, my church,
but the people that I loved were no longer there to share it with me,
then I would cease to enjoy or apply myself.
My initial thought if this were to be the case would be to make friends,
get to know the new people, build friendships and relationships once more.
I just found it interesting to really think about how important relationship is to us.
We are made like God,
in His image,
so is it not also of great importance to Him?
To have relationship with us?
To love us,
share life with us,
be familiar with us and us of Him?


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