Monday, March 1, 2010
60th Day--Never Alone!
March 1 is the sixtieth day of the year. There are 305 days left in 2010. How will I spend the rest?
I want to spend them basking in Christ's presence!
Never Be Lonely Again
I shall never be lonely again! Now, that is the secret, the pith, the marrow, the centre and the kernel of the salvation of Christ; the one thing that solves every difficulty, the master-key that opens every door. If you have the presence of Christ, you can never be alone.
~ W.Y. Fullerton, The Practice of Christ's Presence
This morning during my reading I was struck by the fact that I often pray as if Jesus is up in heaven; at times I even physically glance upward, as if toward heaven, when I am talking to Him.
It is true that Jesus is in heaven. The Bible says that He is seated at the right hand of God the Father (Hebrews 10:12 and many other Scriptures). Ephesians 2:6 tells me that I am "seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus."
I want to live above the world, though satan's darts at me are hurled.
~hymn, "Higher Ground"
Christ IN Me
It is a wonderful truth that I can live above the world. But Scripture also teaches me that He is with me and in me (Hebrews 13:5, Colossians 1:27)! Do I really believe that Christ is with me--at eye level--walking with me, sitting with me, working with me, listening to me, talking with me?
If that reality hits home in my heart, and I truly embrace it, how much will it change the way I view things?
...When someone is unkind?
...When I feel rejected?
...When I feel unappreciated?
...When I feel lonely?
...When I feel angry?
I see the eyes of Jesus gently gazing upon me, saying, "I still love you, my daughter... I appreciate you... I am with you... I will never leave you." I feel His arms around me.
The eyes of Jesus are upon each footstep that I take,
His ears are always open when I pray;
His hands are always there to help me lift my heavy load,
His heart is broken every time I stray.
~ sung by Greater Vision
Today as you go about your day, talk to Jesus as if He is beside you, working with you, taking part in every emotion and task! Because He IS! Comment and let me know how it changes your outlook.
Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me. ~ Saint Patrick