Friday, August 19, 2016

Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 107:2-9, Matthew 22:34-40


Teach me your paths, my God,
guide me in your truth.  Ps 25:4-5

Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 107:2-9, Matthew 22:34-40

Ezekiel 37:1-14

My soul's beloved, thank You for revealing to us that You are the God of Life and even though we may be dead in sin You have the power to breathe new life into us. You can pour Your Holy Spirit into us. There is no sinner so dead that he or she cannot be revived again and receive the inheritance that You have won for all. You brought many who were dead to life when You lived among us and walked the earth in the flesh. Now however in glory, You can send us Your own Holy Spirit , the Sprit of Life, Truth and Joy  and He will reveal to us the awesome destiny that the Father has for all who know You, love You and believe in You.

I will put my spirit in you that you may live,
and I will settle you upon your land;
thus you shall know that I am the LORD.
I have promised, and I will do it, says the LORD.
Psalm 107:2-9

My soul's beloved, we rejoice and are glad for You have come to us, You have revealed Yourself to us in accordance with the Father's will and You have made known to us the Father's Love. You have poured Your Holy Spirit upon us and through Him we receive grace in abundance, pressed down, in full measure, overflowing. Only God gives with such generosity.  You came to find us who were lost. You accompany us on our journey from this life to the next. You give us food for the journey to strengthen us. You wash away our iniquities and cleanse us. You restore us. You give us joy, hope and peace.  You remain with us. You wipe away our tears. You hear our prayers. You rejoice when we come home like the prodigal son and You throw a banquet in heaven with the angels and saints rejoice because we are saved.  Thank you my soul's beloved.

Matthew 22:34-40

My soul's beloved, we do not grope in the dark on our way from here to the Kingdom of God. We are not in ignorance for You have revealed everything that the Father wanted You to reveal to us about how we can return home to Him. You taught us to call God Father because that is what He is. And there is only one sure way to claim the inheritance that You have won for us at so great a price.

“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart,
with all your soul, and with all your mind.
This is the greatest and the first commandment.
The second is like it:
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

May we never forget my soul's beloved that true love is capable of overlooking a multitude of faults and love of God and neighbor is the sure way to ensure that where You are we too will someday be.


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