Hello to all... Just a very quick post to let you all know how I've realized this sequence.. I always emphasize the RECEIVE component, but before we can even BELIEVE, we must PERCEIVE our Need!! Admitting we are needy can be trying at times, but what a relief when we finally do so!! So, PERCEIVING our need is critical!! Go ahead, and let the HOLY SPIRIT help you do so... Then, when you do on a daily, or even a moment-to-moment basis, wonderful GROWTH WILL HAPPEN!! BTW... I've also put 2 other words together recently.. INTERNAL and ETERNAL.. For, when JESUS is welcome within us, we are INTERNALLY CHANGED and ETERNALLY SECURE! We are changed forever.. In fact, I sometimes share how I often 'feel' as if I'm in Heaven on Earth!! True PEACE, HOPE, and JOY are quite 'heavenly,' for lack of a better term!! ROMANS 15:13 is a great verse as it offers.. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Welcome to any new readers coming 'on board' as a result of our cruise to Europe recently! After 'sampling' Ireland, France, and Belgium, we landed in England where John and I stayed for 5 nights. On our first full day in LONDON, the first 'tourist attraction,' we noticed was WESTMINISTER CATHEDRAL ..NOT far from the very populated VICTORIA UNDERGROUND and TRAIN STATION! Over the entry doors, this Cathedral, (NOT WESTMINISTER ABBEY), has a Latin phrase which we partially translated then, and I finished today with the help of this computer..Domine Jesu Rex et redemptor per sanguinem tuum salva nos translates to, O Lord, do Thou save us through the blood of Jesus, the King and Redeemer. Just think of the millions of eyes passing by there yearly, yet not really 'seeing' or perceiving what rich truth this conveys..!
Now, as a STARK CONTRAST, while we were still in LONDON last week, a 70 YEARS OLD, UNEXPLODED GERMAN BOMB was discovered buried near Wembley Stadium where multitudes are due to assemble very soon! Of course, this demanded immediate evacuation and other measures to assure safety.. Do we treat Satan's potentially, and intentionally, harmful threats with such attention? Remember, He is the deceiver, delightfully rejoicing as his work is almost always OPEN OUR EYES and truly process all we 'take in.' 'GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!' to use a phrase from the beloved A? CHRISTMAS CAROL, by Charles Dickens!