God is Love

October 31, 2007

2 Timothy chapter 1 verse 2

“To Timothy, my dearly beloved son …’

This opening address to Timothy reminded me very much the words I use to address a birthday or personal greetings card.   It is direct but personal and using the word ‘To’ evokes to my mind affection from either a close friend or family.  Although Timothy was not connected biologically God had brought them together in the new Family of God.  Paul’s usage of the term ‘dearly beloved’ strengthens the familiarity and love between them.  How Timothy must have rejoiced in his heart over such a welcome!  I know I do when I receive a card addressed to me from someone I love.  Not only that,  Paul used Timothy’s name.  This to me is very important and brings acknowledgement of identity.  Identity is so important.  God is very interested in identity.  He made each of us original, and we are special. Very special indeed.

Our identity is shown to be important by God

Psalm 139 v 14-16

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works: and that my soul knowest right well.  My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth’

Yes our identity is wrought by God in secret and as David writes further “Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them”.

Now you see God knows our hearts and our hurts because back in 2001, I was living in a flat with my daughter a single mum.  Times were hard and a vicar of a church gave me the autobiography of John Wesley.  Now John Wesley unbeknown to me started the revival in Cornwall.  I had moved down from a big city in the UK to escape literally for my life some very troublesome family and ex-husband.  When I came to Cornwall I was far away from the Lord.   God drew me back though after some 10 years.  Much rejoicing in heaven I know I felt it!!

Here in Cornwall I came across for the first time a denomination called Methodism.  Now before I write any further I am not into denominations.  I have been to every type of church there is and I have found he same fundamental flaws in each of them.  There is no perfect church and lets face it there will be no denominations in heaven.

Anyway I was given this autobiograhy of John Wesley and in the preface at the beginning my eyes caught two words ‘little jacky’.  John Wesley the famous preacher and revivalist had the same name as me it was his nick name.  I think seeds were sown then of what God had in store for me.  God still sees me as Jacky with a Y as that is my original spelling.

Focusing on identity and how God sees us.  This is important because Gods Word is the only Truth and the only Truth we should listen too.  His love is perfect.  I I opened up to Isaiah 62 I came across this scripture and it so touched my heart.  (just these few verses I’d like to share).

For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

When Paul wrote to Timothy he wrote with a humble heart from God.  God was writing to Timothy in love and this is shown by using the word beloved.  Only a heart dedicated to God who is Love could write like this.

Have you ever written a love letter and looked at the choice of words you use.   As the book of 1John says.  God is Love.  This was Paul writing to his brother, son, family. (even though adopted into God’s family).

We see Paul openly speek with confidence to Timothy in the first verse stating his authority as Gods spokesperson.  Thus giving Timothy assurance and a guarantee that he could be trusted and that he was genuine.  Then secondly Paul was then able to speak to Timothy from his heart and say through those words ‘To Timothy my beloved son’.  Thus any fear was relinquinshed.  In Christ Jesus they were related and their common bond of unity was love.

Jesus says in John 15  v 12 “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you’

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31st October 2007
Jacqui julyan, cornwall, england
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Heart of Flesh

October 28, 2007

I have been a born again christian for 20 years now. I was baptised, went to all the fellowships, meetings, evangelistic meetings but it wasn’t until the year 2004 after years of abuse, neglect and abandonment that I met the Lord Jesus myself in person. When I say in person I mean literally I have met the Risen Lord as Mary did as she sat outside the tomb!

He walked with me, listened and as Isaiah 53 says ‘there was nothing about him in appearance that attracted us to him’. It is true but walking with Him changed my life. He has humour, He is Grace personified. His Love is like no other. His Truth sets you free and He has done this.

His healing is Whole. There is truely no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.

Whereas it was head knowledge God has given me a new heart of flesh!

Giving your life to Jesus Christ is the only right decision you can make in your life. He satisfies and you will never thirst or go hungry again.

TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD.

HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO IS GOOD.

HE IS THE LORD OF LORD, KING OF KINGS.

HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ is that He is Alive. Paul met Him, the disciples walked with Him.

Believe the Good News. Repent and Believe in Gods One and Only Son.

GOD BLESS JACQUI XX

Faith

October 24, 2007

Faith

What you see is what you get!
So the world keeps telling us.
But you see,
In God’s Kingdom,
What you don’t see,
Is a hope,
Eternal,
True!

Blindness,
Of the heart,
Is a terrible thing,
Sin rules this world,
Guess what?
Jesus has overcome the world!!
The hope,
We have in Him,
Is truely,
Unequivacably,
Undeniably,
Forever,
Ours!

Hope in the world,
Guess what?!
Is futile.
But hope in the Truth,
Reeps a reward,
Even true believers,
Cannot grasp!

By faith,
In Jesus,
Who is our God,
Is a hope,
Eternally mine!

Sparkling Dews of Hope ….

October 22, 2007

What is it about you Jesus?
Love Divine!
You came down to earth
Why on earth did you do that!?

From heaven?
Where is heaven?
My childish nature asks
In wonder!

I wanted to see the angels,
Your servants,
But you saved the best wine until last!
I met you,
My ressurected Lord!
Then I understood!!

No confusion,
Just wonder,
No wonder the angels sing,
Night and day,
To worship you,
It is all we need,
Nothing else.

You walked with me,
Eased me up such difficult terrain,
Out of the heat,
Into the cool,
Shade.

Ancient trees,
Waved in the breeze,
Glistening sunlight,
Filtering the air,
Quiet stillness.
They knew!
That you were Lord of Lord,
And King of Kings!

Such Light!
You are the Light,
Of all the world,
True Light!

How could you read my thought?
Your ease of listening,
Your compassion,
Your quietness of conversation,
Tis True,
Let your yes be yes,
No be no.
Your Word is true,
Your are True.

Such compassion,
Listening, attentively,
You laid aside my sin,
My hurts, my fears,
My resentments.

Finally you had to go!
Our earthly journey to an end,
Yet as I turned,
There you stood,
Healing hand,
Cool to the touch,
No fear,
Just wonder!

Such Peace!

Sparkling dews of hope,
Treasured moments,
Captured,
Forever.

For you see I know we will meet again,
YOU TRUELY SAVE THE BEST
TILL LAST.

I PRAISE YOU MY JESUS!
YOU ARE EVERYTHING,
AND MORE!

YOUR KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD,
I PRAISE YOU MY JESUS!
FOR LOVING ME!
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Faith, Hope and Love

October 10, 2007

Faith, hope and love,
Rains down from above,
Angels shining like the stars,
Pearls and rubies in their wings,
Springs the rivers of delight.

Our Father,
Sits and listens,
God, frankinsence and myrrh,
Incense of prayers,
Fragrance,
Swirling, coiling, active,
Whispers of wisdom, comes forth,
From Heaven He came,
Gold sashed and gleaming white,
To our mud trodden world of sin,
No-one recognised the King of the Jews,
His own had wandered,
Like lost sheep, the gentiles,
Listened and believed,
That salvation,
Brings faith, hope assured,
The greatest gift of all,
Sacrificed with nails,
Pierced for us,
Blood shed,
Love,
Torn in two from above.

 

Blessed are the meek,
So humble,
Our Jesus,
Torn in spirit and truth,
His way of love,
So divine,
How can it be?
That I should gain,
Invited,
By the King,
The King of all kings,
The Lord of all Lords.

 

Blessed are the merciful,
Have mercy on me Lord,
Forgive my sin,
Sing unto Him a new song,
Clothed in righteousness,
Spotless,
Blameless,
Pure white linen,
No blemish,
Accepted into the beloved,
His arms carry us home.

 

Blessed are the pure;
For they will see;
God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
One,
At peace;
Safe and sheltered,
Enfolded into his bosom,
Secure,
Loved,
Accepted,
Adored and treasured.
You are!

 

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