Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Beginning and the End

The first part of my week was pretty exhausting, so by the time last night rolled around I went to bed before my ten year old. This morning when I woke up, I prayed to God for a slower day. He has been whispering for me to be still in my mind and to wait upon Him, yet the days are filled with a rush of getting my children ready for school, and getting my houses ready for people to see, and packing things into boxes, and just the maintenance of everyday stuff. My conversations with God are constant, and I like that He has continually come back to me with the reminder to remain still in Him and to just wait. He reminded me this morning that He has always been with me from the very beginning, even though I have not always believed that, and He will continue to be with me til the end. He led me back to Revelation again chapter 1.

" Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near. 
John to the seven churches that are in Asia; Grace to you  and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood and He has made us to be a kingdom , priests to His God and Father-to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen Behold He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.
'I am the Alpha and the Omega,  Says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.'"

I loved reading these verses this morning.  God makes it very clear that He always has been and always will be! He is The One, The Everything, The Beginning, The Middle, The End, He is my Existence, He is The I Am, He is my I Am, my Moment, my Revelation, my Beginning, my Was, my Now, my End. I am nothing without Him.
He loves me, right now. "To Him who loves us." He is active in my life, pursuing me, loving me, wrapping me in His arms, watching me, protecting me, making plans for me. He is the Lover of my Soul! He has "released me from my sins" God of my past. Taken all of my sins and thrown them far away, washed and cleansed me, released me from the chains, and covered me in His blood. He has renewed me and restored me to be a holy people, a priest, holy for Him. It really is amazing.
He is mighty to be praised, then, now, and forever!  Look at all that He has done, all that He is doing, and all that He will do. He loves me and you, He has freed me and you, and we are a holy nation being sent out to proclaim the good news!  He continues to heal the wounds that bind, and speak through the voices that surrender to His will.
Jesus, I am here. I know You were there for me then, You are here for me now, and I surrender my future to You. You say that You love me, You say that I am free, You say I am holy, Say That Again!

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