Lord Over All!…
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.
1 Chronicles 29:11 (NLT)
Note from Kip…
As I was headed to work this morning, the sun was starting to make it’s appearance on the horizon. I was once again struck by the beauty of what God has created. Quickly those thought turned to not just what God has done in the past but what He is doing right now; evidenced by the body of believers that I had the privilege to worship with yesterday.
This is the same feeling when I see a child’s smile or the eyes of a new mother as she waits in eager anticipation to the life she’s being honored to usher in. You see it every time you look over a scrolling landscape, babbling brook, or peaceful meadow. Everywhere we see what He is doing now!
Then consider what He’s planned for us in the future. That which we anticipate even more so that that mother does her child. We are expectant of His return to claim His Church, when we will be transform and be free from all sin, pain and destress. A new and better heaven and earth will be established, and forever more we shall make our His home our home. Because we are His children.
This majesty remind me that, all that I take in and consider are glimpses of His sprawling estate. We propose that we own property, vehicles, trinkets and toys, but it is merely the foolishness of children at play that we do so.
For we are His creation, we would not be but for his craft. Neither would be the trees swaying in the wind, nor even the wind which teases those branches with its kiss. It all belongs to Him.
If creation were not enough He purchased us so He could redeem us. His plan of love, the enemy tried to destroy by attempting to lure God’s Creation from Him. That separation was accomplished by the evil one, who introduced sin and death to creation. But God wasn’t finished with His plan for this love would not be denied.
He sent His Son. The Son of God who vanquished sin and death and accomplished the redemption of the promise of life with God, not just for a season, but forever.
Despite the wonder of His creation, and the beauty He allows us to see right now. There is so much more. His best handy-work has yet to be unveiled and I can hardly wait to see it, hear it, feel it, and ‘be it’.
He will return in the clouds and call His children home. One way or another I will be there. Either as one taken to be with Him or I will have already passed from this world to be present with My Lord.
Oh what a day, Glorious day, that will be!
No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear.
Ephesians 4:29 (HCSB)
“If you love Me, you will keep My commands. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see Him or know Him. But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you.“
John 14:15-18 (HCSB)
Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness — without it no one will see the Lord. Make sure that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.
Hebrews 12:14-15 (HCSB)
Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay,, says the Lord.
Romans 12:19 (HCSB)
For our momentary light affliction, is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.
2 Corinthians 4:17 (HCSB)
Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus,, because the Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
Romans 8:1-2 (HCSB)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say, “We don’t have any sin,” we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
1 John 1:9-10 (HCSB)