Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Assurance, Satisfied, & Settled on the Sure Foundation‏

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Here's a great meditation from Todd Parsons that takes our discussion on Monday in a slightly different direction.

It's faith that keeps us connected.  A recognition of the hope that comes from God's love for us.

The grace that saves us and delivers us also builds our faith to stay connected. The power that makes a wonderful eternity possible also makes our daily life more bearable.  And it ensures we have instantaneous access any time we need it and are willing to reach for it.

Heb 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

Prov 14:14  The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied from above. 

"Faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen..."  I can be filled with my own ways, or i can stand in the ways from above.

Ps 17:15  As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. 

"Faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen..."

Ps 65:4  Blessed is the man You choose, And cause to approach You, That he may dwell in Your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple. 

Jesus Christ is that man that the Father has chosen and our approach to the Father is in Christ alone and we shall be satisfied through Him...  "Faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen..."

Isa 58:11-12  The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. 
Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In. 

"Faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen..."

Heb 11:13  These, (the faith witnesses of Hebrews 11),  all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

There is substance and evidence for our hearts to be persuaded by, assured of, satisfied with, and settled on.  It is in that, that we will not see with our natural eyes, but only through the eyes of faith. It will be to us as an eye witness testimony, both sure, steadfast and immovable...

Ps 36:8-9  They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.  For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. 

     Of So Great Love, we are, tjp

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