Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | March 1, 2012

A REFLECTION OF HIS PRESENCE

Fullness of Joy

“I will bless the LORD always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.  Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. … Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy Presence IS fullness of  joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore”  (Psalm 16: 8,9, 11)

I went for my usual walk this AM and was so abundnatly blessed by the clear blue sky, not a cloud to be seen; by the stillness around me; the songs of many varieties of birds, the warm caress of the sun…God IS IN THIS PLACE, I thought.  He indwells the world around me; He indwells me.  My spirit and soul were united in deep adoration for God and His great mercy, grace, and love.  Out of my love I called for God to wash me and cleanse me anew; to fill me with more and more of Him.  That He would create in me a clean, pure heart; and renew a right spirit in me.  Rsetore me Father into the  deeper and more consuming intimacy I long to have with You.  Let my life; all I do and say, reflect the glory of Your majesty.  Let my life be a continuous, sweet melody for You, Lord.  All glory and praise I give to You, my Beloved.  I rest in Peace knowing who I am in You.  Thank You, LORD!  🙂

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  1. Topic: +DEV+ Message of Forgiveness

    Message of Forgiveness

    “If you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (Matthew 6:14-15)

    Scripture Focus: Genesis 37:12-36; 45:1-14

    A number of years ago the story of Joseph’s life hit Broadway in a dazzling musical, but in reality his had been a life filled with trauma and pain. His brothers had ambushed him and sold him to a caravan of gypsies. We wonder, how could they have done that? Then years later, when they were in desperate need of food, Joseph forgave them and fed them. How could he have done that?

    If you have ever needed forgiveness (of course, you have!), you know its gift of healing. A grudge sucks life, but forgiveness gives life back, deserved or not. We are no different than Joseph’s brothers. Sometimes our sin is overt and we deceive, ambush, hurt, and destroy. But sometimes it is secret, against God alone. Either way we are undeserving of His mercy and forgiveness. To stand in that place of need and be washed clean, given a second chance, is overwhelming. Why would God do that for us? Why would He have sent the Christ-child for us? Because of His deep love. That is what forgiveness is – a message of absolute love towards us – at all costs.

    Insight: Look at the similarities between Jesus and Joseph: both were hated and falsely accused; both offered forgiveness to those who wronged them.

    • Carlos…thank you! It is a message that is so needed in the body of Christ today. Unforgiveness alienates and keeps brothers and sisters from enjoying all that God desires for you and for them. It destroys and isn’t that what the enemy is all about? (John 10: 10) God richly bless you; I am eager for us to meet in May of this year and for you to introduce Uganda to us. Praise the Lord! 🙂


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