John 12:25 “He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.”
With the Beginning in Mind!
Release your grip, oh Pilgrim;
Release your grasp, oh self.
Cast off all of Want’s attentions
which are bound to “Here and Now”.
For CHRIST’s love alone is perfect thus much greater than all else; far beyond this fallen world’s and surpassing Thought…as well.
So release this Life’s distractions to cling solely to GOD’s “then”…
when HIS hands retrieve our chainless souls to be with HIM… in Heaven!
As HIServant unchained, unbound, and unmasked,
Devotional: GOD’s words say it perfectly.
Luke 21:34 “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.”
Luke 8:14 “And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.”
Mark 4:19 “And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.”
Therefore let us prioritize highest of all and without any peer…life WITH HIM! This life is just a shadow at bestconpared to what’s coming! Compared to HIS coming!
Let us remind ourselves then, and each other, of 1 Peter 5:6-7!
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of GOD, that HE may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon HIM; for HE cares for you.”
All Want and Need is completely and fully filled in JESUS…for WHOM we wait eagerly in this the “Here and Now!” Keeping the “Beginning in Mind” is then that instant of the Rapture!
Amen and amen!