Dec. 2, 2019 Revised June 16, 2022
“Please” – Ever think about what God must think of our manners? Jesus shouldn’t have to ask us “please”, but we should be the ones asking him “please” this or that. What a gift we have, the ability to choose and recognize what our souls need! Oh, to have the sight of that. The God of all things who has all power, invites us small creatures to His Son’s table, and like a perfect gentleman always honors our free will. Even to the last breath. He asks us to be patient to bear up under this life, because He himself was able to wait and endure his, to see His coming glory to be revealed in His Father’s kingdom. Only by God’s power and His submission working together was He able to bear it. Holy synergism. I believe it will be the same for us.
Even in all our daily ebbs and flows, we see glimpses of our future hope and glory every now and then, and how God shines on our lives. Even if we fall momentarily, our struggles can’t compare to the glory He will reveal in us. His weight carried was for the sins of not one or two, but the entire world. I may grumble with what I am handed on a given day, but He looked way beyond His well-being, for all, for me, even if I hadn’t chosen Him. I know the opportunity would still be there waiting. What an awesome God! We are given joy and hope, but He wasn’t honored (among us) to look ahead to any promise but His Father’s, that secret truth within that would help him get to the joy on the other side.
John 15:16 NIV “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. – Jesus
2 Corinthians 4:17 NIV “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” – Paul
Psalms 31:5 NIV “Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, LORD, my faithful God.” – King David