Petition for humble hearts towards the night of worship, that his name be glorified, his purposes known.
Petition for sanctification, that we may:
1. know Christ
2. know the power of his resurrection.
3. through the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings.
That we may in some way achieve the resurrection from the dead.
I was reading last night, and I thought about a continual appeal to the Lord this week… (see Jer. 33 below)
What that looks like? I don’t know. Fasting?email to my guys:
I had a dream last night. Maybe you guys can help me with interpretation.
I bought a house on a ranch in Arkansas. I was there in the wooden floored house, with her, we slept together, clean room, big bed, fresh sheets. We were naked, nothing happened but she was beautiful, talking Hermosa, beautiful.
I remember being a bit scared in the house because I didn’t think the house would sell for $350k in Arkansas because no one makes that kind of money. We slept.
I woke, I decided I hadn’t kissed her last night, what in the world was I doing? I didn’t understand why. Beautiful woman, utterly beautiful, to my soul.
I went to kiss her, we started going crazy… and right then I woke.
I do remember this message… “You slept with me all night last night, naked. You slept with me all night last night and never kissed me.”
I wonder how often I lay naked before the Lord and never truly love him. How I stand in church so unashamed, so upright, when I truly should be on my knees in adoration of a God who LOVES ME. HOW AMAZING. HOW INCOMPREHENSIBLE. HOW BRUTAL, that I would stand in pride in front of my creator and say “I love you in a respectable manner.” I want to be like the little kid, who runs to his father because he brought him an ice cream cone. Snuggling with his grandpa on the sofa, I want to be the prodigal son on the road. I want to be unabashedly, unashamedly in love.
I pray I am not:
I Tim. 3.7 always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.
This verse scares the POO out of me. For myself and us.
II Tim. 3.12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted
I’m scared to death as to what this means. Maybe I rejoice in it? Maybe I’m just in awe. Takes me back to my verse lately…
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
” ‘The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
” ‘In those days and at that time
I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line;
he will do what is just and right in the land.
In those days Judah will be saved
and Jerusalem will live in safety.
This is the name by which it [c] will be called:
The LORD Our Righteousness.’
For this is what the LORD says: ‘David will never fail to have a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel, 18 nor will the priests, who are Levites, ever fail to have a man to stand before me continually to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to present sacrifices.’ ”
The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: “This is what the LORD says: ‘If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time, then my covenant with David my servant—and my covenant with the Levites who are priests ministering before me—can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne. I will make the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who minister before me as countless as the stars of the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore.’ “
WHAT A LOVESTORY. God loves you. I want this. I want to stand before the Lord. He will fulfill HIS promises. The covenant with DAY AND NIGHT must be broken before the covenant with David will be. What an everlasting covenant, what an awesome, incomprehensible God.