Tuesday, January 24, 2012

God still likes it!

Just looked up "exult" in the dictionary after reading in Psalm 9, "I will give thanks with my whole ♥...I will be glad and *exult* in You."

The dictionaries talk about being exceedingly glad and spinning and leaping for joy. Beth Moore brings it out, too. However, the dictionary says the leaping part is obsolete.

I wonder if God knows that? LOL

Psalms 149-150 say to praise Him with singing and dancing. What if God walked up to us in church and said, "Shall we dance?" What would we say? That's obsolete? Malachi 3 says God doesn't change.

We don't want miracles to be obsolete when we need one. But we tell Him some things He wants are obsolete.

We really are a "peculiar people."


Friday, January 06, 2012

Just attended the funeral of a dear saint at my former church. "Blessed in the eyes of the Lord is the death of His saints."

So good to be with these sweet people again. Wish I could be in two places at once--or at least go back and forth fast like Philip of Caesarea.

One thing is certain, we're all going to leave this world. 
I hope all my Facebook friends will be with me in Heaven one day. 

This precious saint I mentioned is with Jesus now and I know I will see him again. 

But how can we possibly know? And isn't that pretty arrogant?

No. It's a matter of believing this:

"These things I have written unto you that believe on the name (i.d., power, authority) of the Son of God, that you may know you have eternal life...." I John 5:13

Jesus had the chutzpah to say, "I AM the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me." That is, receiving God's forgiveness and eternal life now and later by acknowledging those are our own personal my ways He died for on the cross, and by making Him our own Lord to follow, love and obey.

So, if you'd like this same wonderful assurance of where you will spend eternity, please scroll way down the right margin and just press the Ready button....  : )