Brrrrrr! It’s getting chilly; really chilly here in Las Vegas. Time to bring out those wonderful woolly and warm things.
Today’s message from God Calling -A.J. Russell, reminds us that theology cannot take the place of Jesus. Knowing theology is not the same as putting your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee.
Jesus said, “you search the scriptures thinking that in them you’ll find eternal life; but you refuse to come to me, and I am the life.” (John 5:39) Exactly how our spirits are able to commune and grow in relationship with each other is a mystery. It probably will be until we’ve gone to Heaven. But there is definitely something happening between here and Heaven when we praise the Lord, or when we are on our faces in sheer worship and adoration, or even when we’re just sitting quietly at His feet like Mary did. That mystery is part of what makes God so awesome; that and the fact that He loves us. “Moi?” -you say. Yes, moi! -I mean, “vous.” That’s you in French; but God loves in every language. LOL
It is when I find myself searching the scriptures that I am-now-able to recognize that I’m in need of prayer, praise, and worship. I need the Lord’s touch during those times. There’s a difference between searching the scriptures in doing a Bible study, or to find a certain verse to affirm or confirm something, and turning to the Lord and entering into communion with Him. You see, communion is the sharing of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially on a mental or spiritual level. You can’t get that out of scripture unless the Holy Spirit is on the book. That’s one of the reasons I ask God to open my eyes and heart to understand and to receive whenever I read His Word. It doesn’t change the Word. It does change me. It’s like preparing the soil for sowing.
The message tells us not to try to find the answers to the mysteries of life. Rather, know the Lord, and the answers to the mysteries reveal themselves. Every answer lies in Him. the more we know Him, the less mysterious life becomes, and the more mysteriously wonderful living becomes. That’s what makes people look at you funny when you can keep your cool and keep going in the midst of the greatest storm they’ve ever seen. There’s just something about you, isn’t there? Yes, you know and are known by the King of kings. Luke 10:20 tells us not to rejoice because the spirits are subject to us, but rather, to rejoice because our names are written in Heaven. that, in itself, is an awesome mystery.
PS – I cannot say enough about the power of praise. The inspiration of the music alone is wonderful. The presence of the Lord that comes to us as we praise is the joyful blessing we get for seeking Him. And what transpires between the two spirits, ours and His, is phenomenal!
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu
Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, November 20, 2018, 12:25 p.m.