Do I Desire to Love God? "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind."
"...the soul that loves God flutters not about for worldly vanities..."
Brother Don Currin has been a blessing to me the last few years since coming to know and follow him. His posts and preaching are always so edifying and encouraging me unto Christ. This message below is so timely.
Up to this point, everything I did was for my own narcissism and all attempts to easy my hopeless, dark, hell-bent state were a failure. No matter how I tried to numb the pain and bring light into my life, I was unable. My prison chains were real, forged of a damning, deceitful, and disturbing kind of steel. These binding serrated bars and chain-links of death were unable to be lifted and left me most inescapable. I was powerless, and none of my works, even my very best ones, nor any of my uses of self-help, could rescue.
"...they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water."
When personal works are but filth; when entertainment no longer numbs; when self-righteousness and the pride of life are shown for the powerless vanity that they are; when man cannot give comfort to the soul - O' what a place, O' what a sweet place raw reality.
In the later 1600’s John Flavel wrote this picture of God the Father talking with His dear Son regarding the hopeless and sinless state. This has come to be known as, “The Father’s Bargain.”
I have been so busy with so many other things that I have yet to share a little Living History project that I have begun studying, noting and piecing together. I have a long ways to go on this little project, but is tentatively titled, "One Beautiful Evening: The Night Grace Became Sweet Unto My Soul."
What a wonderful and glorious, a most gracious and merciful, certainly love-filled, thing that has happened to me! How wonderful has He been unto me? - surely so much more than anyone can fathom.
Much could be said, is being said, and even more should probably not be said, regarding our views on the end times. The Bible...