Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Revived, Quickened to the Lord's Reality

It's been a few weeks since we've been blessed by one of Todd Parsons' devotionals.  But the wait is over!:

The Lord reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.  Your throne is established of old: You are from everlasting, Ps 93:1-2. 


Since the garden, we have been encompassed by a second reality. What we perceive by sight in time and space. The other is not actually the second, though it is given that place because sight has taken preeminence. The other is faith in the LORD, who is eternal and can not be moved. The world we perceive by sight is pressing upon us how real it is and demands our attention! It can grab hold of our attention and cast us to the ground. This is overwhelming when the eternal reality is not in view by faith and we feel all alone... We can despair here... 

 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.  Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate, Ps 143:3-4. 

But God, who is rich in mercy, for His Great Love, wherewith He Has loved us, Eph.2:4... The reality of God is that we are seated above in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. This Reality overrules my living in the despair of sights reality. I can live in God's Reality of who He says I am... 

Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.  Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; In You I take shelter.  Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.  Quicken me, revive me, O Lord, for Your name's sake! For Your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.  In Your mercy cut off my enemies, And destroy all those who afflict my soul; For I am Your servant, Ps 143:8-12. 

     Of So Great Love, we are, tjp

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