Colossians 2:10 “And you have been made complete in CHRIST, WHO is The HEAD over every ruler and authority.”
The Grand Re-opening!
Closed eyes do not make Self-Awareness come faster
as closed ears cannot make
such Attention draw near.
With intentional blindness and deafness, one wanders…
away from HIS truths and apart from HIS leading.
Recognition comes quicker then with Open Sight;
by accepting HIS verses found sovereignly sewn.
Open ears then hear Life, choosing rather to follow
the CHRIST WHO brings infinite blessings…exceeding!
So our best choice surrenders to “Seen and Well heard”
with each moment-by-moment, embracing HIS WORDS!
Thus great wisdom we gain and yet learn, humbly bowing…
alone in HIS presence where Faith finds Completion!
As HIServant re-reminded fo daily reopen my Self to HIS grand revelations,
Devotional: Hebrews 12:2 “And let us gaze upon JESUS, HE WHO is The Author (Creator, Writer) and The Perfecter (Completer, Finisher) of our faith, WHO for the joy that was HIS, endured the cross and ignored the shame, and HE sits upon the right side of the throne of GOD!”
Oh the words from the old hymnals! “Complete in THEE!” It is our flesh which daily fights to close our hearts, eyes, ears, minds and souls…to CHRIST’s presence.
The crafty flesh and the devil’s hosts seek to keep our Bibles closed, hopes shackled, dreams hidden and Faith…incomplete.
But GOD! The Grand Reopening occurs daily with the Dawn. At the beginning of each day we choose to look through our own darkened eyes or to see through HIS as we feast on HIS WORD.
Some mornings require more feeding time yet the responsibilities of this Life drag us away too quickly. So we go hungry through our day trying to get filled on “fast food” sugars which give an “ever so brief”, false sense of energy.
We hunger more so yet our fallback isn’t to our Faith’s Foundation found in the FATHER. That requires Time which we moan is in short supply.
But each is a well spent span with fullness therein! The discipline to stay in HIS WORD and HIS presence may require we get up earlier, yes? For a truly and daily “Grand Re-opening!
Take a few examples from the faithful of the past regarding prayer and being in HIS presence.
“Prayer can never be in excess.” C. H. Spurgeon
“Therefore, whether the desire for prayer is on you or not, get to your closet at the set time; shut yourself in with God; wait upon Him; seek His face; realize Him; pray.” R. F. Horton
“We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” Oswald Chambers
“For encouragement in persistent prayer – Muller’s Friends: “One day George Muller began praying for five of his friends. After many months, one of them came to the Lord. Ten years later, two others were converted. It took 25 years before the fourth man was saved. Muller persevered in prayer until his death for the fifth friend, and throughout those 52 years he never gave up hoping that he would accept Christ! His faith was rewarded, for soon after Muller’s funeral the last one was saved.”
“Five young college students were spending a Sunday in London, so they went to hear the famed C.H. Spurgeon preach. While waiting for the doors to open, the students were greeted by a man who asked, “Gentlemen, let me show you around. Would you like to see the heating plant of this church?” They were not particularly interested, for it was a hot day in July. But they didn’t want to offend the stranger, so they consented.
The young men were taken down a stairway, a door was quietly opened, and their guide whispered, “This is our heating plant.” Surprised, the students saw 700 people bowed in prayer, seeking a blessing on the service that was soon to begin in the auditorium above.
Softly closing the door, the gentleman then introduced himself. It was none other than Charles Spurgeon.” Our Daily Bread, April 24.
We shall rise early and seek THY face! Amen and amen!