Monday, August 11, 2014

Devotional 119 - Christ in you today!

"...people who would be happy in heaven if Christ were not there, will not be there."  John Piper

Colossians 1:27 God wanted His people throughout the world to know the glorious riches of this mystery-- which is Christ living in you the hope of glory."

Good morning, dear sisters, I am sitting here writing instead of packing for our trip to Canada. We will be getting a later start because of it, but wanted to continue to encourage you in the Lord.

Walking into my home last night I felt a little down. I always hear from others that coming back from a high mountain experience often takes you down before rising back up again.

I plopped my luggage down on the kitchen floor and tried to make my brain work at organizing for the next trip. My peaches on the counter were going bad. I had garden tomatoes that needed something done with, laundry to do, a package to wrap for a relative we would see, etc. Then my husband reads a series of texts he had from our daughter (not good).  So I sat down in my comfy chair and turned on the TV. And began to feel like the same-old, same-old person I had always been. I don't want to do anything, I don't want to think anything, I just want to numb myself. And a heavy sadness began to penetrate my heart. Until the Holy Sprit began to pierce it.

"But you still have Me. I am still with you. You still have me, Carol. Your name is still in my book. Doesn't matter if you have to throw those peaches and tomatoes out, you still have your ticket to heaven. It doesn't matter if you give a gift to that newborn baby, you will always be gifted with my grace and mercy. And your daughter's marriage may end in divorce, but my marriage to you will never, ever be dissolved. When this short life is over You will always have Me."

So whatever Satan or God places in your life today YOU STILL HAVE JESUS!

“Do you feel loved by God because you believe he makes much of you, or because you believe he frees you and empowers you to enjoy making much of him?” 
― John Piper

 Christ in you, the hope of glory!!!!

Enjoy your precious Savior today