Tuesday, November 28, 2006

I surrender all, all to Jesus I freely give ~

Had a great conversation with B last night and I think he hit the nail on the head and brought many of my scattered thoughts together.
(I'm still putting the thoughts together yet, so sorry if this is all over the place)

I was talking about how I want to be in the "Christmas Spirit" and to really cherish the season.......
He made a simple yet profound point that we aren't just to shocked and awed by God's sending His Agape love down in the form of Christ Jesus just ONE or two days a year, nor just merely for "a season."
We should seek to better understand and to treasure that amazing truth every single day.
So why am I seeking to go to the mountain top for the holiday season ? What is my underlying hope and meet with God.......absolutely.........but underneath that - why?

Then thoughts of how Edwards said things such as how false affections for God rest satisfied in themselves.....(as in when people take the mountain top experiences to mean that they communed extraordinarily with the Lord, yet when they come down from the mount there is not a change in their nature, but such persons tend to trust in their emotional experiences rather than the fruits that are either wrought or lacking after their supposed 'meeting with the Father') By their fruits you shall know them.
And in Corinthians it is noted that when Moses came down from the mount after meeting with the Lord, he covered his face with a veil so that they might not see what was being brought to an end ~
2 Cor 3:11
"For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory."

(OLD COVENANT the glory of the Lord did not remain on Moses because the Holy Spirit was not indwelling until the New Covenant in Christ......just a random text to back that up.....helpful insights are welcome here friends)

Where true affections put a savor of Christ forward in the soul - which is precious to the taste and highly enjoyable yet leaves you longing for more love and knowledge of God.
Panting after God and holiness as it were.

Wellp.......Praise the Lord for His goodness to us today - that Agape came with us in mind.......
Romans 5:6
"For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly."

Love from above and in truth ~


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