“Embracing and Living in Love unto Fullness”

An often quoted and known promise, yet do we understand what this brings forth?

If we be “in Christ” then we are not “of “ this world, we are merely “in” it. This by God’s design.

We can feel like we lack something in our lives,

This is because His Word holds all things together,

And we become fragmented when His Word wrapped in His love,

Loses its consistent cohesiveness in our expression of being.

Then our life weave begins to unravel.

We thus begin to feel fragmented, as it becomes intertwined with contrasting thread of this world.

To be “in” His Word, we must be “in” His love; reciprocating life.

The Living Word, Jesus, in the Father’s love, bearing Father’s heart, so we “in love”, with Him become the sound producing vibration of His Word, in real life, where we are and go.

Living, moving and having our being in fullness here on earth as in heaven.

Living not by physical bread alone, but by every word proceeding out of the mouth of God.

So then whatever you ask then of the Father in Jesus Name,

Will be fully granted because His Word is flowing out of you in purity. You become the living expression of His Word.

In every and in every day;

Thus we fulfill His commandment in keeping the royal Law;

Loving God with all of mind, soul and strength and loving all others as self. The love we extend is selfless and gives and multiplies as the Father gives and sustains us.

Thus speak to the mountains in your life and they will move.

Let it be on earth as it is in heaven.

Ask for the daily “manna” in your life

Be it because Jesus’ blood flows through your veins

His breath fills your lungs. This is “being in Him”.

Your life will be full and complete amidst trial and test.

Yes, there will be pain and discomfort because of a body of flesh.

However there is fullness of joy that transcends it all.

I can say “it is” worth it all because of what the process instills in me.

Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; “in Jesus”,

“All” things are added “as” we have need of them.

Now do you get the picture?

You don’t have to micromanage it, just “be” that which God declares that you are.

This “is” living – to love = living in abundant fullness.

As we “get this” shall not a new Hosanna arise from within us? Oh yes, most certainly this coming forth!

Now go and bless all that you meet and life will meet you the same.

The Freedom that Loving Brings

Life can offer some of the finest and most fulfilling moments within the serenity of simplicity. You don’t have to go on a quest after the riches and wealth of this world. That may appease the emotions for a temporary interim however that will come to an end very quickly if you are leaving out the primary ingredient in life. Now don’t get me wrong here; it is nice to have money and with it you can bless others in special ways as long as that comes out of heart and expression of love.

All I want to say this morning is please don’t leave out the key ingredient to acquiring a life that is truly rich beyond measure. Many times it can come in the simple exchanges such as a splendid meal shared with a special friend or companion in the least anticipated times and places . Sometimes the most treasured moments in life truly come to us freely.

It is the gift of love that caps these treasured moments in life isn’t it? Yes, we never forget such times; they have a way of staying with us.

Love has a beginning or starting place before it graces walking out our life expression.

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.
The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. (1 John 3:1-3)

It begins with God and continues in you and I.
Jesus said, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:29-31)

For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love one another. Whoever does not love abides in death. This kind of love cannot be self generated; it must originate from the very heart of God.

Jesus already did all the complete work of this for us at the Cross. By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for others.

By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

The true gift of life is to receive the love of God and then become the express reflection of the love that He is. So you see the best in life is freely given and freely received. This is because it cost Jesus everything in His sacrifice for you and I so that we would not have to sacrifice our lives for eternity.

It is so blessed to offer back the sacrifice of extending God’s love to another. To give such can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. So I choose to live to love to live. My prayer is that you choose the same. Live a life that can be truly legendary.

“Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and give his life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28 ESV)

“Oceans and Rivers Abound”

For freedom Christ has set us free to liberate you and me. He who the son sets free is free indeed.

Deep inside there is stirring; a current and a tide arising.

Overflowing from the throne of God, heaven surrounds my earthly gait and for what do I wait?

There is a fountain of joy that drowns out the sorrows of yesterday. There is an ocean deeper than any and all fear.

Rivers of living water bursting forth from the former dry and desert places. Up from the ground, I come alive in the river of His love.

“The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.”
(Revelation 22:17 ESV)

“Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. Others We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.”
(Song of Solomon 1:4 ESV)

God will give me my heart’s desire as long as I continue to live for and delight myself in Him (Psalm 37:4). My eyes are fixed on Jesus. My faith is strong. My heart’s full. And, my heart’s wide open too.

The invitation is open to whosoever will say “YES” and follow after the One whose name is above all names; Jesus. Come if you will.

His Presence made Real

My highest desire in this moment is to bring honor and glory to the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus. To be one in Him, to lose myself completely in Him that I may stand in His fullness and that constituting what I reflect and emanate into this world. Anything that would resist the flow of His Presence in purity and freedom of expression, I ask to be burned away and out of me. What I desire to touch, taste and experience in this life I fully surrender to Him. He is more than able to direct that and all of my paths so as to reflect Him in the highest of expression. So may it be Lord Jesus!

Father, in and through my life may your Kingdom come and Your will be done here on Earth as it is in Heaven. My will is to do the will of Him who has sent me. So here I am Lord, send me forth this day. May Your heart be what is reflected from my heart and may I acknowledge You in all of my ways.

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy fellow readers, by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Please may you do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.

Remember that Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped. He made it a point always to have emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant.

Being born in the likeness of men and being found in human form, he humbled himself.

He became obedient unto the point of death, even death on a cross.

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name. At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

So this is my prayer for you today that you become more and more into His likeness by allowing the old and former things that took you away from who you are in Christ, to fall away and be burned up and consumed so that His fullness would come forth in newness of life and that you shine forth as lights amidst the darkness that pervades the world and that you become as beacons that are as a city set on a hill whose light cannot be hid. Behold what is set before you in this moment and choose and run well the race that is set before you; looking always to the Author and Finisher of your faith. God bless.

Behold He Comes

Lift up your heads O you mighty gates!

Be lifted up, you everlasting doors.

The King of Glory beckons to come in.

And who is this great and mighty King you ask?

Why He is the King of glory!

I awoke this morning out of the deepest of slumber

And why is this you ask, as you behold and wonder?

Because for two days I can do nothing but praise that Name!

What name, you ask? Why the Name above all Names!

His name is Jesus; you know; the One who came.

Immanual, God with us, and always for us.

Why surely you must know Him too?

I can’t close my eyes to sleep or rest for more than an hour or two.

Then He calls unto me and oh my Heart He does woo.

I arise out of my slumber;

Ah yes, don’t you see Him too?

Why how can you miss Him?

In his majestic Presence the night comes ablaze as I gaze out my window and the hedges are ablaze with a sparkly mist that nestles within the leaves.

Twinkle, twinkle little star, there are just so many of you hiding in there; in that hedge, whoever you are.

Come out, come out from wherever you are.

How is it I can see all of you dancing in the midst of the scene?

How can you all even begin to hide, for I see you?

You all shine and sparkle because He is here and behold He comes!

Look up look up yonder, for he is about to split the eastern sky.

Oh, all you son and daughters, come unto the waters, come unto to the waters.

Oh don’t you hear it, oh don’t you hear it?

The sound of many waters, the sound of many waters?

Rising in crescendo, rising in crescendo.

Descending from the shadows, descending from the shadows.

All arise ascending, oh a dance is just beginning,

As I behold, the night of my soul is ending.

Because my King is coming and the night into day is blending

Coming on the clouds, coming on the clouds

Every problem in my life to Him must bow.

Every sickness falls from my being as the dew of the night drips from my brow.

As great drops of milk and honey slowly cascade their way unto the ground,

I stand in pools of the most refreshing sweetest fragrance ever,

Rising from the ground, rising from the ground.

Spring up oh well in me, spring up oh well to free,

All that rises up in me, a rising swell to forever be.

Encompasses all that every eye can see

A River of love flows and sweeps through me

Ever so mighty, ever so free

A balmy presence now envelopes me

As I float upon a beckoning sea.

Shining from glory to glory, for you and me

The Lily of the valley, is here you see

Resting in His bosom are you and me,

Resting from our labours and mighty endeavors

Are now we are free, yes we are free indeed.

The King has come, why don’t you see

That He came and gave His All for you and me.

So that all of this you and I of can be truly free

Ever so truly, forever set free, yes you and I as one can be.

That is the way it was destined to be!

He gave His all for you and me.

Forever free, for all of eternity

I can only but sing of His love forever

Overshadows my every endeavor.

Just now beginning, I shall sing of His love forever

How can it be, how can it be that one so sweet, gave His all for me?

His precious Being was poured out for me

That is why every eye shall see, that the King of glory comes for you and me.

How can they not, for He is here for all of eternity.

So now I can only but sing, of the one who gave his all for me.

The crescendo rises with many voices proclaiming

Joy to the world our Lord has come!

Let earth receive her King!

The glories of His righteousness

To Him, my all I bring.

Laying it all at His feet, my very best I bring

To the one I love, the matchless of ten thousand

He is the One, to whom I must cling.

All is well my soul, as to Him my soul does sing!

Forever more to Him, shall my praises ring.

Heaven Touching Earth:Kingdom Principles

We are called to bring heaven to life. None have attained to the true standard of life who do not live heavenly. Blessed are they that discover so. It is God’s ideal life for man. In His sermon on the Mount, Jesus said “Not everyone that says unto me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.” Nothing but doing the will of God will truly give man a taste of heaven, and whosoever does His will lives heavenly. The kingdom of heaven is within you. To enter your life into experiencing it we are to walk it out in the earth where we live out our everyday life.

In teaching His disciples how to pray, Jesus said, “After this manner therefore are you to pray; “ Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” When the will of God is done in earth as it is in heaven, then earth becomes counterpart of heaven.

Wherever you see anyone doing the will of God, there you will most certainly behold a heavenly life.

If you will carefully and prayerfully seek God with His Word as your roadmap for what you passionately love investing your life into you will discover how to know the will of God and walk it out.

There is a precious secret in knowing the will of God. It has been said that “The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him.” And again, “His secret is with the righteous.” Yes, it is given to us to know the will of God and the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. There is a close fellowship between Christ Jesus and His trusting child. There is a most intimate and blessed communion.

Jesus came to earth. ” The night in which He was born, an angel announced, “I bring you good tidings of great joy.”* Then immediately, a multitude of the heavenly host shouted, “On earth peace, good will toward men.

The bringing of great joy to man was God’s good will to man. Grace means favor, but such favor as brings gladness to the heart of man. This grace that brings joy to the life of man teaches him of a life that corresponds with joy. Joy is found only in heavenly living. In no other plane of life will man find joy.

What do I live for? To have my life be instrumental in helping bringing heaven to earth; in practicality serving from the Love of God in my heart through my daily life doing what I passionately love. I pour back out from what He pours in. Whosoever drinks of the water that Jesus pours into them will never thirst. Out of the belly then flow rivers of living water. This waters the hearts and lives of those who God wants to touch through me. Their thirst is then quenched when they are met through Him working through the unfolding process of my walking out the story God has written for me. It is what is termed a “triple win”. I win, those I serve win and the Will of God wins; a quote from William Winship of PORTACLE, someone I collaborate with.

Do you see how simple it is to live out the story God has written for you to walk out? And in so doing you can live in fullness of joy and this is living on purpose and absolutely fulfilled.