Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Struggles to OBEY ?

for The 2017 Preparation Season
to commemorate
The Great --- and FINAL --- Passover

is Sacrificed for us,
let us keep the feast... "
Romans 5
+  +  +

JESUS said,
" All authority 
is given unto ME+
in Heaven and in earth."
Matthew 28:18


O Heavenly FATHER, I thank THEE that every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD...  even all the beings in the Heavens, all beings and creatures upon this tired earth, and all beings under the earth.

Forgive me, O LORD, for my own struggles to obey, for my struggles to forgive, for my struggles to issue love to my enemies. Yes, even my struggle to issue love to those who love me.

How long, O LORD, must I be "ever learning" yet never able to put into PRACTICE Thy+ Truths without a struggle ?

I cry to THEE+ to help me put Self upon Thy+ Cross before the battle to obey begins.  Help me to grow into JOYFUL obedience... that kind of obedience that DELIGHTS to obey instead of reluctantly knowing that I "must" (sigh) obey THEE+, O LORD .

Therefore, I humble my Self to Thy+ LORDSHIP, even in these small matters that affect my soul and spirit.

Then perhaps, in due season, it may be said of me also, " The effectual , fervent prayer of  a righteous man availeth much."

THOU+ hast turned for me
my mourning into dancing:

THOU+ hast put off my sackcloth,
and girded me with gladness;

To the end that my glory
may sing praise to THEE+,
and not be silent.

O LORD my God,
I will give thanks unto THEE+ for ever.
Psalm 30: 11-12


" WHO+ 
gave Himself+ for our sins,
that HE+ might deliver us
from this present evil world,
according to the will of GOD
and our FATHER. "
Galatians 1:4

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