Discovering what love is one day at a time
Proverbs 7:18 Come let us take our fill of love until the morning let us solace ourselves with loves.
How often do you and I seek solace in a place other than Jesus Christ? Seeking solace is trying to give comfort to; it’s consoling by making cheerful, amusing, allaying, or soothing.
How often do we allow our attention to be focused elsewhere, when His grace is pointing us in a direction we are not comfortable with? What is it that diverts our attention from our need rather than taking responsibility for it?
Just thinking about His awesome grace, and how He hedges us in, behind and before, how not a word is on our tongue before He knows it all-together. How His thoughts are all of love toward us and they are more numerous than the grains of sand. How His goodness and mercy are following after us all the days of our lives. How His Spirit is in us…and it can rest upon us…but it is a matter of abiding….
“Abide in Me and I in You. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.”
How often, are our eyes opened to an issue in our hearts? What causes you or I to solace ourselves with loves? Why are we content with subduing the discomfort, rather than cutting away the thing that needs to go?
Abiding is waiting for, enduring without yielding, withstanding, and bearing patiently. It is remaining stable or even fixed in a state…continuing in a place. It is staying in the place that He has set us. It is taking to heart the promises He has set before us. It is walking out His Truth in our own life. It is not yielding to those things that are contrary to Him. It is not seeking solace anywhere else than in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is our comfort. He is the One continually opening our eyes to see things in our own hearts…and the heart’s cry of others.
Is the Holy Spirit leading you in a direction you have never gone before? Is He offering to take you out of YOUR place of comfort so that you can rest in His?
And why? Why abide? What is so important about yielding fruit? It’s just not about us. It is about others…Look at the disciples that carried the unadulterated presence of the Holy Spirit. What happened around them? What amazing, beautiful things happened to hearts around them? It is not about what we can do...Its about what He wants to do, and what He will do, and what He already did. He simply calls us to abide in Him. He always is with us...but will we be with Him? Will we receive Him?
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 24 years. We have two young men ages 20 and 15.. This blog is somewhat of a journal and attempt for me to keep a purposeful perspective on life as a whole.