Good morning, Father! Thank you so much for waking me up this morning. You know what needs to take place this day. May I follow Your direction from beginning to end. Amen.
Revelation 3:20-22 (<<click the green)
Lord, looking at the last of verse 20 and the conclusion of chapter 2, it is a glorious invitation! If we invite You into our lives, Your desire is to “share a meal together” and if we are “victorious” in fulfilling Your will in our lives here on earth, we will be able to “sit with [You] on [Your] throne”.
These things do not reflect a relationship between a mighty king and a lowly peasant in some remote village. They reflect a close relationship…an intimate relationship. You, who are so far and beyond us on every level, want to “share a meal” with us – that denotes rapport. The Encarta Dictionary defines rapport as “an emotional bond or friendly relationship between people based on mutual liking, trust, and a sense that they understand and share each other’s concerns.” …and that’s our relationship with You!
We are also included in Your future plans as well as present ones. The invitation to sit with You on Your throne says that we will rule with You if we are victorious –if we are faithful. I can only speculate as to what the ramifications of that invitation may be but looking at what Your mighty hand has accomplished that my limited vision can see in this world just sends my mind spinning as to what Your plans are for the next!
Lord, may I be found faithful! May I be victorious in fulfilling Your will “on earth as it is in heaven”! (Matthew 6:9-11) Amen.
Aug 6th, Sun, 6:22 am