Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Kindling of our Souls

The Kindling of our Souls:

"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalms 118:24)

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalms 27:1)

You're my light, O God; You shine bright, even in the pit of my fight. You give me hope, You give me joy; It's by Your side, where I reside. Peace is my companion, and love is my cloak; in Your wondrous light do I soak. Every day is a perfect day to delight in this divine grace; the glory of Your gleaming upon my face.

"But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day." (Proverbs 4:18)

Your glorious light in me shines ever so brightly. Forever increasing, abounding in hope, abounding in utter joyfulness is this grace. Your light in me is my delight, for it glows brighter and brighter even up to the day that I shall cross over into the home of eternity by Your side.

"And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it." (John 1:5)

Oh Heavenly Father, thank You that Your illuminating light outshines all the darkness surrounding us in this world. We give You thanks for the gift of Your light inside our hearts. Without Your radiance in us, we would be lost and wandering in deeply dark depression. Lord, thank You for rescuing us from the prison of isolated pitch blackness - the shame of our shadows. Thank You for inviting us into Your loving arms. Thank You for shining on us forevermore. We praise You Father, for Your goodness and graciousness overwhelm us. Your generosity is undeserved yet unrelenting. What glorification is due unto You!

"I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being." (Psalms 104:33)

We thank You, Yahweh! Thank You for rekindling our snuffed-out spirits. We are alight for Thee! We shall praise You as long as we live! Hallelu YAH! Thank You God!

-The Introverted Evangelist

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Reston in His Unending Grace

Rest in His Unending Grace:

"And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”" (Exodus 33:14)

The crisp breeze blusters blissfully, and the leaves serenely sweep o'er the vibrant blades of grass. The golden autumn glow is bright, and all the world seems in delight. O Heavenly Father, Your Sabbath is beautiful. O Lord of mercy and grace, let Your light shine upon our face.

"The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you" (Numbers 6:25)

Yes, God, You are so gracious! Your kindness calls us into praise, and Your faithfulness deserving our devoted exaltation. I cannot help but revel and rejoice in this grace. I cannot help but shout it out. You are good, and Your grace is never-ending. Your mercies are sufficient in our wandering, and Your love forever fulfils our deepest desires.

We turn our hungry hearts to You, God. We sing a new song of joy and freedom. We trust in Your goodness, and we look to You for all we need. When rooted in You, we shall never be disappointed or shamed.

"They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed." (Psalms 34:5)

When focused on You, we find all we could ever need and all we could ever want. When we abide in You, grace upon grace shines from Your face. Your warm smile, Your kind heart. Oh this is truth of our joy. This is the anchor of our resting rejoicing.

"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." (Matthew 11:29)

Happy Sabbath to you all my friends! Embrace His grace. Be blessed and find rest in the Lord.

-The Introverted Evangelist

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fill Me

Fill Me:

"How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver." (Proverbs 16:16)

O Heavenly Father, You're so much more than my words can describe. Your power is limitless, and Your wonder immeasurable. Your authority is above all else, yet Your mercy endures throughout all generations. You have compassion on each and every soul, for You are Love and we know love because You have loved us perfectly.

"And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him...We love Him because He first loved us." (1 John 4:16, 19)

Oh how dearly do I love Thee, Lord my God. There is none like You, no not one could ever compare. You know all, for You are the Author of all times. How I long to be close to Your tender loving heart. I'm eager to hear You whisper wondrous things in my ear, to breath Your awe-inspiring life into my soul.

"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." (Jeremiah 33:3)

You are coming. You're coming for us. You're coming to swipe out all sorrows and pain. Our futures are in You. Our destiny is for You.

"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts." (Revelation 21:4-6)

You speak words that are only true and faithful, and these I hold dear to my heart. I cling to You, my God. I grab hold of Your promises and proclaim them over myself. You are faithful. You are coming. You are sovereign. You are my King, and I am Yours.

You make me new. Each day You cleanse me from my iniquities, because second chances are unrestricted when I'm bowed low in the Presence of Your throne of mercy. I am confident in my Saviour's redeeming love and atoning sacrifice, therefore forgiveness is never far. The Great Forgiver is who You are!

You're pouring out living waters into my soul. My spirit is becoming more and more alive each day, because Your Holy Spirit is living within me. I thirst for You, God. I thirst for more of You. I long to experience more of Your astonishing goodness and glory. And I know I shall, for You are unending and unrelenting in marvellousness. I trust that even while it's quiet in my life now, You're filling me with more of You. Thank You, Lord. I will wait, wait on You.

-The Introverted Evangelist