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Noonday Devotion by Keith
1 Peter 5
7Casting the [c]whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, [d]once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you [e]watchfully.(B)
This verse has been etched on my heart for a couple of weeks and I wish to share some thoughts about it
Peter who wrote this verse, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, certainly know a bit about casting, as he was a fisherman. In the context we have here, it means to totally let go of. This means that we have to let go completely. Have you let God take care of all the things going on in your life?
When we throw our cares away , we are not to try and get them back. We are not to go to God and say 'well I gave you that situation, but please let me have it back, so I can worry about it or even handle it better'. Once we let our worries go, we are not to try and retrieve them. Sometimes we refuse to let our worries go, that means christian, that you do not think GOD is big enough to handle your problems and means your view of GOD is not good
We have to let all our worries go, not half of them, if we let some of our worries go and not others, what does that say about our trust in God? That we trust Him with certain things and not with others?
God cares for you completely and utterly, he cares for the fine print of your life, not just the major things, but the minor things, the things that maybe you don't think are important. He cares totally and completely for you, in every area of your life.
So let go of all your worries. Cast them unto God, because he has never dropped anything Philippans 4:6-7
God bless you
5 I[a] will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty,
And on Your wondrous works.[b]
This is an awesome Psalm and I just want to concentrate on this verse although please read the rest of the psalm. I just wanted to pluck out this nugget and share it with you.
Recently I have been thinking a lot about the beauty of God. Have you ever thought about this?
God is beautiful.. totally majestic.
My Favourite song is Oh Lord your beautiful by Keith Green and I just love to worship the Lord by singing that song. Please take a few minutes to meditate on the beauty of the Lord.
God is totally pure and Holy
There is no need for light in heaven.. because the Father and the Son are the light of heaven
God is glorious in holiness
He is above anything we can ever visualize or imagine
God our Father is the one True God. Meditate on Him and take time to think on what He is. So often we think of what He has done for us
So often we spend time serving Him and do not spend enough time seeking and worshipping Him.. we need to spend time with Him so we can serve others. Out of our relationship with Him comes our service
You know we have a beautiful world and we spend time admiring it's beauty, but the beauty of the world is nothing to the beauty of God himself and what heaven is like. Keith green put it perfectly when he talked about heaven.. he said compared to heaven , living here on earth was like living in a garbage can!!!
One day we shall be with our Father and Saviour, and we shall be lost in the radiance of their beauty.. amen
Cant wait.. can you?
God bless you
MORNING AND EVENING BY CH SPURGEON
"The upright love thee" – Song of Solomon 1:4
Believers love Jesus with a deeper affection then they dare to give to any other being. They would sooner lose father and mother then part with Christ. They hold all earthly comforts with a loose hand, but they carry him fast locked in their bosoms. They voluntarily deny themselves for his sake, but they are not to be driven to deny him. It is scant love which the fire of persecution can dry up; the true believer’s love is a deeper stream than this. Men have laboured to divide the faithful from their Master, but their attempts have been fruitless in every age. Neither crowns of honour, now frowns of anger, have untied this more than Gordian knot. This is no every-day attachment which the world’s power may at length dissolve. Neither man nor devil have found a key which opens this lock. Never has the craft of Satan been more at fault than when he has exercised it in seeking to rend in sunder this union of two divinely welded hearts. It is written, and nothing can blot out the sentence, "The upright love thee." The intensity of the love of the upright, however, is not so much to be judged by what it appears as by what the upright long for. It is our daily lament that we cannot love enough. Would that our hearts were capable of holding more, and reaching further. Like Samuel Rutherford, we sigh and cry, "Oh, for as much love as would go round about the earth, and over heaven-yea, the heaven of heavens, and ten thousand worlds-that I might let all out upon fair, fair, only fair Christ." Alas! our longest reach is but a span of love, and our affection is but as a drop of a bucket compared with his deserts. Measure our love by our intentions, and it is high indeed; ‘tis thus, we trust, our Lord doth judge of it. Oh, that we could give all the love in all hearts in one great mass, a gathering together of all loves to him who is altogether lovely!
Love is strong as death." – Song of Solomon 8:6
Whose love can this be which is as mighty as the conqueror of monarchs, the destroyer of the human race? Would it not sound like satire if it were applied to my poor, weak, and scarcely living love to Jesus my Lord? I do love him, and perhaps by his grace, I could even die for him, but as for my love in itself, it can scarcely endure a scoffing jest, much less a cruel death. Surely it is my Beloved’s love which is here spoken of-the love of Jesus, the matchless lover of souls. His love was indeed stronger than the most terrible death, for it endured the trial of the cross triumphantly. It was a lingering death, but love survived the torment; a shameful death, but love despised the shame; a penal death, but love bore our iniquities; a forsaken, lonely death, from which the eternal Father hid his face, but love endured the curse, and gloried over all. Never such love, never such death. It was a desperate duel, but love bore the palm. What then, my heart? Hast thou no emotions excited within thee at the contemplation of such heavenly affection? Yes, my Lord, I long, I pant to feel thy love flaming like a furnace within me. Come thou thyself and excite the ardour of my spirit.
"For every drop of crimson blood
Thus shed to make me live,
O wherefore, wherefore have not I
A thousand lives to give?"
Why should I despair of loving Jesus with a love as strong as death? He deserves it: I desire it. The martyrs felt such love, and they were but flesh and blood, then why not I? They mourned their weakness, and yet out of weakness were made strong. Grace gave them all their unflinching constancy-there is the same grace for me. Jesus, lover of my soul, shed abroad such love, even thy love in my heart, this evening
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