Thursday, December 3, 2015

Whiter Than Snow!

Beautiful snow is blanketing the ground today, laying lightly on each tiny branch of the trees.

I am ashamed to say that I have not posted on this blog for many days, weeks previous. The shame comes because I sometimes feel like a "freak" due to wanting to share the things that the Lord has opened up to me through His Word. This freaky 'feeling' has even caused me to keep my mouth shut. That is shameful. The Spirit of God opens my eyes and heart to my own sinfulness, as He has for you, no doubt, and will for any Christian who is seeking for Him to do so. He promises these things. He does not lie. His Word is TRUTH.

We have been blessed by our Pastor's teaching in past weeks also. On Sunday he shared that the Church certainly needs revival in these days. It has been a matter of prayer on his part for some time, I am sure. It is something that Syd and I have been in prayer for much in this past year. God saturates the Christian with His Word and deeper eye-opening as to our own sinfulness, this for any Christian who will seek Him with all their heart.

When I got saved God cleansed my heart; made me whiter than snow! He has not taken my sin nature away though. As He opens my eyes to behold wondrous things from His Word, it is so that I will more clearly see my own sinfulness and CHANGE; 

As one of our pastor-friends shares in almost every message, "What is my next step?" 

We were listening to a message by Dr. Jim Berg this week. A quote he shared went something like this...
"A Christian who will not be 'broken' is a worthless Christian." 
This was shared along with a story about young George Washington (the cherry tree story is not the only one out there). Young George had taken a future prize-horse of his mother's and was determined to break it. The horse had much spirit and did not wish to be broken. In her last huge effort to resist the young rider on her back, the horse reared up with all her might and fell down, dead. George had to confess to his mother what he had attempted to do. She was sorry to hear that the horse was dead but stated that even the most promising horse would have been of NO USE to them if her WILL could not be broken by the owner.

Dear Lord, break me; may my will continually, moment-by-moment, be in tune with yours. Send a revival, and let it begin in me.

II Cor. 3:18
"But we all, with open face beholding in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord."

1 comment:

  1. We too have been enjoying the messages. So much in those chapters. So thankful for the Pastor that God has given us. ( His family too. )