2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for GOD loves a cheerful giver.”
While there is yet daylight
and strength in these vessels;
though Prophecy surges with
one more fulfillment;
…still run we to serve those
whose darkness — consuming
— because our light doesn’t
reach them from such distance.
Our reflections of CHRIST
thus are best mirrored closely
where nothing between us
can cloud our expression.
Without our Obstructions
then those who are drowning
can see, hear and feel HIS
great love through our lives!
When we flee from complacent
and disengaged “waiting”,
then all one can say is we’re
So thanksgivings shared
from my heart are directed to
all those whose Zeal outpoured
— fuels my own!
As HIServants called to engage up and through that blessed reunion with HIM in the clouds,
Devotional: Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you!”
Now this might all sound like a fundraising effort or having threads of a seed-tithing / worldly prosperity spewing message…but not at all!
The last verse of the poem directs our thinking as such. ZEAL! Give GOD and others all your Zeal in HIS service!
Take Psalm 69:9 to heart! “Zeal for THY house has consumed me!”
Like the phrases “Quid Pro Quo”, “Do unto others as you’d have done unto you!”
…so the highest valued measurement of them both focuses on their zealous encouragement and uplifting…in CHRIST’s NAME!
Acts 20:35 “In all things I have shown
you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the LORD JESUS, how HE HIMSELF said, ‘It is more blessed to
give than to receive.’”
So we must fervently GIVE Zeal to help replenish the wounded. We must outpour Zeal, even from limited resources, upon those whose vessels are bone dry!
I think of the passage in Ezekiel 37:3 “HE said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O LORD GOD, YOU know!”
When we come across the wounded traveler, brother, sister or total stranger then, may our loving Zeal as HIS children be proven through our actions as HIS reciprocating servants!
Those who’ve learned to serve relent-lessly and give selflessly even from a position of lack so that GOD’s love reignites those so weary by the World’s unraveling today.
Just know that GOD told us these things would occur well in advance! Therefore!
Stay ever vigilant, generous and
consistently reflecting the Zeal
of JESUS CHRIST till HE returns triumphantly for us!
Amen and amen!