Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Longing to Reflect His Image

Proverbs 22:11  "He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the King shall be his friend."

MB 26  "By faith we behold Him here and now.  In our daily experience we discern His goodness and compassion in the manifestation of His providence.  We recognize Him in the character of His Son.  The Holy Spirit takes the truth concerning God and Him whom He hath sent, and opens it to the understanding and to the heart.  The pure in heart see God in a new and endearing relation, as their Redeemer;  and while they discern the purity and loveliness of his character, they long to reflect His image.  They see Him as a father longing to embrace a repenting son, and their hearts are filled with joy unspeakable and full of glory.

I long to be like Him so much and feel like I have a very long way to go to fulfill my longing.  Is that the way you feel.  We really can't base our Christian growth on feelings because Satan is always trying to interfere in our life and make us feel bad towards God and that God doesn't love us and help us in our great time of need.  But we all know that Satan is a liar and an accuser, so we just trust the promises of God and not listen to Satan's promptings.  Isn't that right. We must train ourselves to trust in God in all things.  Grandma Joan

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