Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Based on 1 Peter 1:1-25, Proverbs 29:6, Psalm 133:1-3, Ezekiel 42:15-20.
Glad and glorious it is this day, enjoying a Direct Connect with You, who pours out Your lavish love and Your abundant mercy on this family as You have poured out for ours. Your's! We are Your's! Redeemed, not with corruptible things like silver or gold, not with aimless conduct received from our fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without spot our blemish. Our Passover Lamb! Foreordained before the foundation of the world! Now made for us who, through Him, believe in You who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory so that our faith and hope are in You,O GOD most high.
Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible through Your Word, O GOD, which lives and abides forever, we offer ourselves to live as purified souls obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of You and one another. How good it is and how pleasant to dwell together in unity! It's like precious oil upon the head; it's like the dew of Hermon. It's what the LORD commnaded: the blessing of Life forevermore.
GOD Himself has brought us out, through the gateway, into the holy areas separate from the common. We are pilgrims now, elect according to the foreknowledge of GOD the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus, the Christ. Thus we greatly rejoice, though we be grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of our faith, though tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen, we love. Thought now we do not see Him, yet believing we rejoice with inexpressible joy and full of glory, receiving the end of our faith: the salvation of our souls, an inheritances incorruptible and undefiled that does not fade away and is reserved in heaven for us, kept by the power of GOD through His Word that lives in us and we in Him, Who endures forever.
This photograph is by Liz Burnell.