Monday, April 27, 2009

HE'LL RESTORE US...TOGETHER!

2 Kings 10:15 "Is your heart as true to mine as mine is to yours?" Jehonadab answered, "It is." Jehu said, "If it is, give me your hand".

Just like Jehu asked Jehonadab, God stands at the door of our heart, asking us to give Him our hand, daily. Let's join our hands with His...in quiet time. It's difficult to have a 2-or-more-are-gathered moment when you are alone. So...if you haven't had your quiet time today, join with me now...letting go of our peculiar opinions or differences of how we worship or how we pray even. Quoting John Wesley "What matters is having a heart rooted in your love, believing in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior."

Lord, be with us in this moment, THIS MOMENT, as we read and blog together...renew our hearts to reach out to ALL your children, you made each of us. It's easier to love those we know--and those who are strangers often don't get a second look, much less an outreached hand or a kind word.

Lord, lead our minds to think THE BEST about people first instead of being quick in our judgments of their appearance or their actions...we don't KNOW where they've been, but YOU DO!

Rededicate us to love each other as you loved us, compassionately caring for EACH person WE MEET TODAY... IN THAT MOMENT.

Wesley's Hymns
UMH 554:1,2
All praise to our redeeming Lord,
YOU join us by YOUR grace,
and bid us, each to each restored,
together seek YOUR face.
YOU bid us--build each other up;
and, gather into one,
to our high calling's glorious hope
we hand in hand go on.
AMEN & AMEN
WHAT IS YOUR "HIGH CALLING'S" GLORIOUS HOPE TODAY?

4 comments:

Terri Tiffany said...

I wish I'd read this first thing this morning@ What a nice way to start the day:)

Faye said...

Hey there!what a great post. Such a blessing to me always!Have a great day!Blessings, Faye

Andrea said...

Hello. I enjoyed my stroll through your place. I noticed that you are a Georgia blogger. I'm from Georgia, but live in Alabama. My husband is a pastor, and we've been here 9 years.

I was born in Atlanta and lived there until I was 14. At that point, my family moved to Gainesville. I love my home state.

But more than that, I love the Lord Jesus Christ, and count it an honor to serve Him. He is so real to me.

I enjoyed your post. My utmost desire is to please God and be rooted in Him.

Take care, and many blessings to you.

In His Love,

Andrea

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

This is a good way to start the day. And I just want to say that you and Beverly are completely rocking the 30 x 5. I love to see what you're doing (nibby!) and the success you're having. Only 7 lbs to go?! Amazing! Keep at it. I'll be at the "Orange" conference in Atlanta (or somewhere close to Atlanta). Pray for me as I fly. Keep moving!