Good morning, its Saturday – (if you didn’t already know)
Here’s a new bringing into view of His Son … Not just and only as Jesus of Nazareth, but as the Son of Man, Son of God; God revealed and manifested in man, out from eternity with all the fullness of Divine essence, that His people might see.
– T. Austin Sparks, The School Of Christ, The inner working of the Holy Spirit
Looking at this quote, I get so excited. There are so many of us in this world, that sometimes, we feel like we are no more than one insignificant individual amongst many. But as a Christian, your faith signifies something beyond amazing. As we are in Christ and Christ is in us, Christ being the Son of God; God is also revealed in us and manifested in us! Little ol’ me!
That’s enough to make me smile this morning.
Have a blessed rest of the day, keep shining light of the world…
Peace and Love x
‘God’s word is alive and working and is sharper than a double-edged sword. It cuts all the way into us, where the soul and spirit are joined, to the center of our joints and bones. And it judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts. Nothing in all the world can be hidden from God. Everything is clear and lies open before him, and to him we must explain the way we have lived.’ Hebrews 4:12 – 13 (WEB)
Have mercy on me Father,
For my flesh hungers for destruction,
Battle ah go between the spirit and the flesh
Today one wins, yesterday the other prevailed
Meaningless are the battles, so long as the war is God’s
Redeemer fight for me, because I fear I am too weak
I ask and plead for strength
Because this loneliness is one never experienced before
And my flesh cries out in desolation
My spirit whimpers, as I lust and want
Not as wanting itself would want
What paradox am I, what contradiction
That God the creator of love’s love should not be enough?
So I wipe away my tears again
I repent again
And I prepare for battle again, because so long as we are on this earth,
The flesh will persist in trying
So the spirit likewise must not surrender
Pray watchfully , do not sleep
Only to wake up in sin.
I’ll take your slander in my stride
I won’t crumble inside
No, there won’t be shrapnel for you to keep a souvenir
And I was a fool in lust
I will be humble in love
How sweet was the bitter tasting sin?
A snare misconstrued for a smile
I’ll just go home this time
No, when you return I won’t be nervously waiting
No soldier waits idly for battle,
No man waits for death
I’m putting on my armour,
How will I die when I serve the living word?