We sang the song, "Love Came Down," today in worship, and I have to say that I'm so thankful that love came down to rescue me and set me free from the law of sin and death. Although both things loom large in this world, they don't have power over me any longer...their sting is gone. As I reflect, I realize more and more how much I truly desire to just be with Him eternally..to put off all that this world offers and just pick up all He offers. I wait so expectantly for His return. I often envision what a day it will be when the struggles...the tests...the trials...the sadness and heartache...and all the frustrations of this world will be laid down at His feet replaced with the pure joy and worship to my Savior and Creator that will become my sole purpose and desire of my every breath and moment. I don't fear the things of this world any longer....The events taking place have been foretold...but so has His great victory; His victory which I not only participate in but is what I can hope and rejoice in.
I encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ...hang on...hang on through the heartache...hang on through the trials...He hasn't left you...He's perfecting you to one day stand in His presence and worship Him completely. His Spirit is training you how even now. 1 Peter 1:6-9 says, "Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls." I rejoice today because I am His...and He is mine, but I will share Him with all who desire to know Him. He is a good God...and He desires all of you...and all of me.