I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not knowhis master’s business.
Instead, I have called you friends, for everythingthatIlearnedfrom my Father I have made
known to you.
This morning as it is my usual "routine",
I began to pray on myride to work. I
began to thank the Lord for the new day, the clouds that will bring the rainfor the vegetation, for health, my family,
for a job...then I began to pray about the
armor that the Lord speaks to us about in Ephesians. I began to reflect on all the pieces, the Helmet of
Salvation, Shieldof Faith, the Breastplate of Righteousness, etc. and I began to thankhim...just thankhim...forhe has made provision for all I need in
this life....he covers me with his Righteousness.....he equips me with
Truth....His Spirit guides me....He
speaks and directs me....than the
no longer am outsidethe courts of the King....he
has invited me in...he has clothed me rightly...andhebestowsfavor and calls me his daughter.No
longer am I opposing the One which is Good for me...but He has called meto Himself...to enjoythe privilege of being Royalty....you know...we
don't have to be outside any longer...we don't have to peak through the palace windows...we don't have to
be afraid to approach theKing.....He
has equipped us for battle and He dressed us to dine with him....to dine with theKing...wow....wow....His Righteousness....a breastplate and
a royal robe! God bless you!~Liz www.lizrod.com
“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,your willbedone, on earth as it is in heaven. Giveus
today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our
debtors. And lead usnotintotemptation,
butdeliver us from the evil one.
I lost my dear
Aunt Myrna (I call her Titi) on Sunday...and today because I could not be present in Puerto Rico...I am watching
the wake via the Internet.
So this morning...as I watch....I was thinking....what goes through our
mindwhen we go to a wake....you
know...we look at the body...and we stand
there...some kneel..... I have been at many wakes & viewings...it is out of
respect we go to the casket andthen
we stay there a moment. I know we are
sad...we are grieving...perhaps we
think about what could have been....we want more time with our love ones....wecry and maybe plead...but they are gone...all wehave is memories.
We celebrate their home-going with theLord.
Then I began to think....what happens when we are dead in our sin...you know..wehave no relationship with the Lord...we
have rejected his Son....I knowI was there once....I
wonder if God looked at my dead soul and stood over me.....Iknow he did notkneel...for itis I
who will bow the knee to the Savior....He
knows all about my life before Iwas
even born....itis out of his love
for me that he calls to me....He
rejoices over me with singing his Word says...he too wants more time with me....he
remembers mankind before they turned from himand disobeyed....He calls to us....He rejoices over that one soul that turnsfrom death to life.....andHecelebrates
our home-coming...with a feast....yes a feast forus.