Friday, October 9, 2015

These Forty-One Years

Here we go, Lord, forty-one years on Planet Earth! I have learned a lot in all these years - I've learned that You are more faithful than I had ever dreamed, and more beautiful than the blazing sunrise. You are good and You are love - the greatest love I've ever known.

You are my strength and my song (Psalm 118:14), my very present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1). My sword, my shield, my rock and my fortress. You are my Best Friend, my Well-Beloved, my King of Glory, my Crown of Life (James 1:12).

Everything I am flows from You. You are the sum and substance of all that I am and all that I have. There is nothing I possess that isn't a good and perfect gift from You (James 1:17).

You are my One Constant, the One I can always count on; my Protector, my Deliverer, and my Lion of Judah.

Forty-one years is long enough to know that I don't actually know You to the full - despite it all, I only see You as a light under the door. Yet once that door is blown open - the door that no man can shut (Revelation 3:8) - I shall behold the radiating power of Your Glory with my own eyes, and it will be more than enough to fill libraries upon libraries of praise!

If, as the Apostle John says, the whole world would not be big enough to contain all the books written of You in life (John 21:25), then likewise the whole of Heaven is not big enough to expound Your eternal qualities, as even in Glory, You stoop to meet us (Psalm 113:6).

No mere "place" can ever contain an infinite, eternal God. You are more magnificent than I can ever dream. And I am one with Christ (1 Corinthians 6:17). By His glory am I glorified (1 Corinthians 15:52). We shall be like Him (1 John 3:2). How wondrous your blessings that flow to Your children, that we should be called sons of the Most High God (1 John 3:1)! Such an unimaginable inheritance. I don't know much, but I know that much, and I know the God of my heart cherishes my love and would never betray it.

Thank You, Yeshua, for loving me so fiercely that I cannot, nay, will not, take my eyes off You.

I am Yours.
You are mine.
This waltz of love,
Dancing in time.

I cannot wait to dance and sing with You in the courts of Heaven, to the praise of Your glory. I am no longer afraid. Consume me within Your Holy Fire. 

My precious Jesus... me forever.

In Your name, 

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