Wednesday, March 10, 2010
What makes LIFE worth living...
This is the title of the book I am re-reading by W. Phillip Keller. He also wrote A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 (my favorite book). I enjoy Keller's books because he is so focused on the Lord's presence in every day life.
I like to think that way myself..taking one day at a time...as I purposed for this blog title THIS IS THE DAY...
I was so blessed in reading today..and I have to confess..I jumped to the end for some reason and what joy it brought to my heart THIS DAY!!
The chapter title is Stillness, Solitude, Serenity.
He speaks of his own character as a child growing up and then the Lord's good work in his life. He goes on to express that it's that personal...very personal walk with the LORD Jesus that gives one a reason for living!
To learn of HIM and KNOW HIM!!
God is no longer a distant Deity or some other person...He personally knows ME and I know HIM. He imparts to me faith, love, hope and inner convictions.
I don't hear of Him from a third party...
I John chapter 5 is the KNOW book of the Bible. AMEN!! What a wonderful book to constantly read ...what assurance and comfort!
Our time in GOD's WORD is vital to knowing HIM and HIS ways.
and what Stillness, Solitude and Serenity it does indeed bring to us who believe HE is who He says HE is.
A bond is formed like no other...confidence in the GOD of all creation...a loyal love for HIM, as HE loves us...Oh the sure mercies of GOD. Forgiveness..complete is found only in HIM.
As Keller writes: His love imparted to me by HIS SPIRIT enables me to go out and live for HIM and to quietly carry out his good cheer...
He is mine! I am His! Herein is hope!
This is not mystic....it is TRUTH manifest by God's work in peoples lives who have trusted Him as their Saviour! He opens our eyes of understanding that we might truly know HIM.
I love I John 5:13....
And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
What makes life worth living? Knowing God in a personal way and sharing it with others who have no hope!!
It is GOD alone that gives true Stillness (as we rest in His will..Be Still and know that I am GOD)...Solitude (a quiet personal walk with Him) and Serenity (that perfect trust that brings peace...at such a time!)
Do you know the LORD Jesus as your personal Saviour?
There are two reasons you are living....
One..the LORD desires to reach your heart and save you from your sins and give you the HOPE of Eternal LIFE..
Two...He desires to use your LIFE for a good purpose as you submit to him and walk in his ways. He desires to bless you...and others through you!
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
What makes LIFE worth living....the goodness of the LORD.
I believe to see ....the goodness of the LORD!