“looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God “
Jesus deserves to reap the reward of His suffering.
For this we desire not only for the rewards of salvation in our own lives but equally to bring other souls to know Him for this also.
Our joy is in His joy as His is in ours. Our purpose is His purpose.
We desire to move His heart to give not to receive alone but to give too.
It has always been Jesus desire to seek out the lost.
He traded heaven and His throne, the place of perfection in Gods presence, to be incarnate and serve others in the world and ultimately to endure the cross.
He came to serve and to fulfil a purpose.
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Hunger is a currency in heaven.
Those literally with nothing find it easier to find Jesus because He is close and at hand and there to meet their needs and likewise spiritually.
Those hungrily seeking not what seems important to the world but to finding God and faith are fed and beckoned.
Those wrestling in this world for truth not importance are in a reality that the world cannot comprehend. Underneath finery we are naked and not that important except to God.
We came from dust and return to dust.
“All go to one place. All are from the dust, and to dust all return.”But we are not alone we are collective in Christ and in Him spiritually alive and eternal. We are interconnected.
Life is not about us but we are about Life.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”
There is a place we reach when we grasp this notion and we no longer need to be pleasers, not even to ourselves, we just are.
We spend so much time attempting to climb and appear something else instead of just falling lower and smaller and in that place seeing delight, abundance and enough.
Suddenly we discover the importance in the small that seemed unimportant.
We are no longer dissatisfied, seeking to distract ourselves, disappointed or feeling failure.
We learn to embrace constriction as vastness. Find energy in peace. Recognise emotional sensitivity for its blessing of realisation.
Death looses its sting. God always prepares us for what is to come.
His Kingdom is beautiful.
The illustration shows us reaching to touch the heart of Jesus in the knowledge that the joy is mutual, He for us as we for Him mutually givers and receivers as only true love can be. Collectively that of the bride for the bridegroom. The fruit of light emanating to bring light to the darkness.
Six Scriptures that come to mind:
“looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”Hebrews 12:2 ESV
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.””Luke 19:10 ESV
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”Ephesians 6:12 ESV
“By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.””Genesis 3:19 ESV
“All go to one place. All are from the dust, and to dust all return.”Ecclesiastes 3:20 ESV
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”John 12:24 ESV
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