Tuesday, February 3, 2009

SO HEAVENLY MINDED no earthly good

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Well it's the following morning... from my last post. I was so passionate with what I shared there, what and Who I had come to see and desire.

Funny how one can feel so positively sure one moment and then question the next. My passion for Him and wanting to so be with Him has not changed. But what I saw this morning upon wakening was much needed to see the Picture more clearly and fully. His Picture... His Purposes... His Life in me.

(Anyone visiting here I hope you do read my previous post if you haven't already.)

I think this is what I am seeing more clearly as Paul was convinced:
"For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me." - PHILIPPIANS 1:21-26
Well except for the dying part in what he said that is becoming my desire more and more. But today I see more clearly the need to remain. We Jesus people have not been saved for ourselves but set apart, called to be salt and light, and ambassadors for Him in what appears to be a quickly dying world.


Okay, in my own words...

I see that we didn't accept Jesus as a get-out-of-hell card (okay that's a given I hope). We, His Church, His Body, are growing in knowing Him and knowing the depth of love He has for us. Christ came to save, teach, encourage, provide, heal. We're here, living with Him in us (as us) to be His life to others.

Why?

So that we might win some, win as many... over to Him... for theirs and the Kingdom's sake. This is His will. There is still work to be done. Let's be willing to be those crushed grapes and poured out wine for Him.

And we be learning.

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7 comments:

  1. WHEW! It's been a long road to clarity. Much more needed but that be manna I pick up tomorrow. :)

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  2. Something I notice...
    those crushed grapes and poured out wine are simply natural outcomes, when we've seen Him -

    I've got a loooong way to go, but I'm seeing Him more clearly everyday, and finding that I can't help but to change - it's as natural as metamorphosis is for the caterpillar

    Love hearing your heart.
    Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. "I've got a loooong way to go, but I'm seeing Him more clearly everyday, and finding that I can't help but to change - it's as natural as metamorphosis is for the caterpillar"

    Me too! I so agree. Once our eyes are opened to Him there's like no going back.

    The past two weeks, actually just the past few days, I've experienced a tremendous metamorphosis. If it sounds like I'm bragging, I am... on JESUS!

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  4. Aww... you braggart!! ;)

    Love it!!!

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  5. To see Him, to behold His place and glory in the whole scheme of things, is to see the great and awesome thing that God has done with us in Him, is to hear the Father declare, "You, yes You, are Mine!

    And to receive this Word is to have it reverberate a resounding Yes! through the core of our being. A Yes! which blows the gates of our shame and fearful hiding off their hinges. A Yes! which baptizes, bathes, immerses our souls in the confidence of the Father's acceptance.

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  6. Beautiful, Bro! And how can we not share what He is putting into us. Fear of rejection, fear of being misunderstood, tiring of what seems to be unchanging things in those around us... yes all those things can be stumbling blocks to simply living out this amazing life of Him in us to others.

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