Friday, March 16, 2012

Kingdom Character


God's ways are such a paradox from mans thinking, from my thinking. Upside down so to speak. As I study the Beatitudes, I have a greater appreciation for the fact that God's ways are not mine. Only when I am empty of myself can I be full of Him. When I am full of Him, I see how depraved and sinful I am in comparison and I mourn. My mourning causes me to turn to Him for His gentle guidance. His meekness, power under control, compared to my selfish ambition. As He guides me in His paths of righteousness, I have a new hunger and thirst for more of Him. An addiction that is good. As I feast at His divine table of Truth...He slowly but surely transforms my heart to into one that shows mercy, is purified, extends peace and rejoices in being persecuted for Him. He is the salt and light of my life, and requires that I become His beacon in my world.  How I desire to have my mind renewed .....

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! 
   How unsearchable his judgments, 
   and his paths beyond tracing out! 
 “Who has known the mind of the Lord? 
   Or who has been his counselor?”
 “Who has ever given to God, 
   that God should repay them?”
 For from him and through him and for him are all things. 
   To him be the glory forever! Amen.  Rom 11:33-36