01 January 2012

Running into 2012!

As I reflect on this past year and want to unload all that has happened... good, bad, ugly, hurtful, lovely, beautiful, joy, the list goes on. I can't for one minute dwell on the heartache and trials we faced. I fall into the arms of Love and can do nothing but give the one glory for all that made the impossible possible. His name is JESUS! We start the year by glorifying and loving Jesus. It's so simple. Our life seems so busy and complicated at times but it all comes down to this simple thing. Jesus.

I start out the year with this scripture so strongly on my heart. It's my desire for my life and for you.

16May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality].

17May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,

18That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];

19[That you may really come] to know [practically, [e]through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses[f]mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] [g]unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and [h]become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!

20Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]--

This past year He has shown us more depths, widths and heights of his crazy super duper love for US. All of us. No one is left unnoticed although we might feel like it. All those hopes and dreams that we thought would happen this past year, we still cling onto because we hold onto the mighty loving King of all.

Our life is not about doing something great, its not the point. It's not about doing something but being in Someone. There's no striving to make his purpose within us happen.

We just look into the face of Love.

It's so simple.

May we all this year come to reality that we have "become a body wholly filled and flooded by God himself".

From that flows floods of living water, water that gives a drink to the lowly, needy and unloved. It can hydrate entire nations and satisfy their desires. It fills us up to be able to run out into a dying world and feed nations.


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