Sunday, May 22, 2011
"Whom I have in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My heart and flesh may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
-Psalm 73: 25-26
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name.
These are two incredible verses.
First of all. The first verse shows absolute love for God. It represents absolute dependency on Him alone. He is our daily bread, our life-blood, and our only desire. It doesn't matter that we may be a mess, our lives are going the way we think they should go, or even that we look non-spiritual. Because our lives cease to be about us. We, like a bride, become his.
Which leads me on to the next excellent verse.
"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out."
Isn't that an incredible thought?
Never to leave the presence of the Most High?
To be a part of His work?
A pillar upholds a building...fairly simple. It does not move, do it's own thing but stays forever in place until the end.
Can you imagine that?
Not to live "Your own" life
but to be FOREVER in His presence?
"And I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name."
Normally, when a bride gets married, she takes on her husband's name. She is no longer who she was. She has no rights apart from her husband...she is his.
On the other side... She gains him. Everything that he is hers.
They belong to each other.
It is fairly similar to what Christ calls his bride to be.
We cease to look like ourselves, lose who we were, and are joined to Him. We are then changed by him until we are a reflection of him. We no longer move on our own, go anywhere he doesn't, and He is our delight.
These are my thoughts on two verses.
I hope these thoughts have encouraged you, that you realize how much it costs to be with Him, and that you are ready to be His alone.