A Call to Anguish

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longing for Love

Every one of us longs to be loved. In order to satisfy this longing, some of us bounce from one relationship to another searching for something that will fill the emptiness within our hearts. Those of us who do not bounce around, instead jump into the first relationship we experience and we end up marrying the wrong person.

Regardless of what you’ve done in attempt to fill that longing within your heart, are you still feeling lonely today?

Our loneliness is the result of searching for love in all the wrong places. For any and all human love will never fill our longing for true, perfect love. Why? Because human love is not perfect love? Human love is selfish love.

I have learned from my past season of bouncing around from relationship to relationship, as well as from my recent season of aloneness, one very important truth: Only God can give perfect love because only God is perfect love. {1 John 4:8, 16, 18; 2 Timothy 1:7; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7}

When we experience this love that God wants to give to us, we will be filled to the fullest with His perfect Love and will be completely satisfied. {John 4:13-14}

Will you allow God to fill your emptiness right now? He’s waiting for you to ask Him to…

Sacred Flame

While worshipping God, I discovered a tune that I don’t know that has the most amazing lyrics.  I gotta learn the tune that goes to these words.  The words alone are beautiful, but to be able to sing them with all my heart and possible lung capacity, I can hardly wait for the day!  If anyone of you knows the tune to this hymn, please contact me.  You can go to the “About Janie” page for my contact info.  Thanks!

Fire of God, Thou Sacred Flame
by Albert F. Bayly  (1901-1984)

Fire of God, Thou sacred flame
Spirit who in splendor came,
Let Thy heat my soul refine
Till it glows with love divine.

Breath of God, that swept in power
In the pentecostal hour,
Holy Breath, be Thou in me
Source of vital energy.

Strength of God, Thy might within
Conquers sorrow, pain, and sin:
Fortify from evil’s art
All the gateways of my heart.

Truth of God, Thy piercing rays
Penetrate my secret ways.
May the light that shames my sin
Guide me holier paths to win.

Love of God, Thy grace profound
Knoweth neither age nor bound:
Come, my heart’s own guest to be,
Dwell forevermore in me.

(taken from the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, Hymn #263)

AM Epiphany July 8, 2008

Spend less time concerning yourself with who is causing strife and more time pondering who is promising eternal life… John 3:16…

crying need

“The world today is in crying need of a revelation of Christ Jesus in the person of His saints. God desires that His people shall stand before the world a holy people. Why? – because there is a world to be saved by the light of gospel truth; and as the message of truth that is to call men out of darkness into God’s marvelous light is given by the church, the lives of its members, sanctified by the Spirit of truth, are to bear witness to the verity of the messages proclaimed.” -Ellen G. White, Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers pg. 458

the perfect role model

For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:  Who did no sin*, neither was guile** found in his mouth:  Who, when he was reviled, reviled*** not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to Him that judges righteously.  1 Peter 2:22-23

By personally accepting Christ’s love and sacrifice for us on a daily basis, we are given His power to accomplish His example and become like Him in character; that no matter what comes our way, we would be without guile, without reviling, and without threatening towards others, committing ourselves to God, who alone judges righteously.

I have not found a greater example to follow in any other human being or religion, than the example given to us in Jesus Christ.  I want to be more like Christ!

 

 

 

*sin – transgression of God’s law (1 John 3:4)

**guile – (noun) insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty or artful deception; duplicity.

***revile – (verb) to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively.

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