A Word From Brenda
~To Be Known Of Him~
What an Awesome thought...to be known of Him! To stand before Him, and to hear Him say...``yes, she's mine. I know her well...enter in, thou good and faithful servant."
For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.
Are you aware that you will also 'suffer many things' as a believer in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? I know we say that we are, but are we really? There will come a day when we do stand before Our Heavenly Father, but untill that day comes, what are we doing? I am beginning to see a spark in Gods people, a longing for the way things are 'supposed' to be. A calling from God to His people all around the world to come back to a closeness with Him. To let go or set aside the things that would hold us back. Not to be afraid of the sufferings, the rejections and the opinions of man, but to press on and come up to a higher level. Not in ourselves, but an elevation one degree further away from earth and closer to Heaven!
That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Counting the cost, forsaking all others. Forgetting the past and all of our differences. Why? Because the lost will also stand before Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They will look up at Him, and see the same Rightous Glory that we will. Only, the words will be different. They will cry out, "Lord, Lord... didn't I do good things, wasn't I a good person? I'm sorry Lord, I, I didn't know...please.." The reply, "I went to the cross and died for you. I have called you and drawn you, and so many times you came so close to giving me your heart in exchange for my forgiveness...but you didn't. You rejected me, and the sacrafice I gave for you. Depart from me, you wicked servant....I NEVER KNEW YOU.
Isn't it worth our time, to go out of our way and possibly reach a soul that the Bible says is not only lost in eternity, but is lost already?! Isn't it worth our time to read our Bible and Pray, seeking direction from God as to what we should do next, or where we should go in our lives?! I want the Lord to know me. I don't ever want to get to a place where I am far from Him, alone in my walk. In His Presence, is fulness of JOY!! There is PEACE and HOPE!! What could be worth more than the LOVE that Jesus has offered us? And, don't you know someone who might need to experience these things in there life today?
Father God, help us to know your heart even more. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear the cries of lost souls today. Fill us with Your Spirit that we may be able to serve you . Amen