A Good Friday Reflection

Over two thousand years ago, You faced the horrors of the cross. The cruel tortures of that wicked tree reveal the severity of sin, my sin. You cried out, “My God! My God! Why have You forsaken me!” It was through this forsakenness that we experience the embrace of Abba’s arms. Restored. Restless and rebellious subjects reconciled to a Regal King.

Wrecked with agonizing pain so that others could experience peace. By the crimson flow of Calvary, the filthy stains of sin wash away from our souls. Incarnate Deity dying removing sin’s strong hand. Worthy is the Lamb slain over two millennia ago! Praise ushers forth from grateful hearts on this most wondrous Good Friday for we know the rest of the story!

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Murray’s Waiting of God

As I was reading my morning devotional, I found this quote to be quite remarkable. I wanted to pass it along to you. Hopefully, it will encourage you to pray for others as it did me. God bless!

“Christ did not seek to enjoy the Father’s love for Himself; He passed it all on to us. All true seeking of God and His love for ourselves will be inseparably linked with the thought and the love of our brethren in prayer for them.” – Andrew Murray

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Andrew Murray, Waiting on God, (London: Nisbet & Co., 1895), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: “Day 6 For All Saints.”

I Ain’t Fooling Either!

[2]  I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat. [3]  No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others. [4]  Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow. [5]  Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. Psalm 25:2-5 (NLT)

My eyes opened, and my heart was engulfed with the sense of “newness” this morning. Sipping my coffee and writing in my prayer journal, I realized it was the first day of April. The thought of a fresh month full of blank pages to write a new story and to seek the glory of God has arrived.

In my journal, I penned the following words, “Today begins a new month, and I desire to dedicate this month to seeking a closer walk with You [God].” After spending some time in prayer, I turned to my devotions from Andrew Murray’s Waiting on God and found some very encouraging words about seeking God. Concerning Psalm 25, Murray writes,

The psalm has at all times been a very peculiar one, because of its reiterated expression of the felt need of the Divine teaching, and of the childlike confidence that that teaching would be given. Study the psalm until your heart is filled with the two thoughts—the absolute need, the absolute certainty of divine guidance.

We, as believers, have a promise that IF we’re looking for Him, God will be found! So, the month of April is, for me, a time to seek a more intimate relation with my God.  HE has promised to reveal the way!

Would you like to join me on this April journey? You can and ain’t fooling either! Take this month to move closer to God. He is waiting. Please feel free to like, share, and comment.