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I’m a pilgrim who loves the Lord, and who accepts the counsel of Psalm 119:2, “Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.”

What Does God Look LIke?

Yesterday Victor Brown asked our class at church to imagine what God looks like, so today I read the first chapter of the book of Ezekiel to refresh my memory of that description.

Imagine these four creatures. I’m not sure if I should refer to them as angels or just creatures. They’re certainly not consistent with the traditional description of angels found elsewhere. They have two distinct components–bodies and wheels. The bodies are not fully described excepting four faces, one set of arms, and two sets of wings. There are no legs in his description, but he does say that one set of wings were covering their bodies. the wheels provide locomotion; wheels with many eyes that imply intelligence.

Brilliant and glorious apply as I read his words. Powerful also seems appropriate as he describes what he heard when these creatures moved.

He then continues to point out that this is the base of the throne of God; a movable throne. No king on earth ever had a movable throne like this!

The appearance of brilliant, molten metal and brightness are the two things emerging most prominently in his description.

When he saw it he fell face down.

This makes me wonder if I am, maybe, a little flippant when I worship. Do I bow enough? Am I sufficiently reverent when I pray?

I try to not talk in the sanctuary; but most of my friends treat it like an auditorium as if God isn’t present.

I think I’ll chew on this issue for a few days, and meditate further on the experience of Ezekiel.

 

Real Freedom

July is a month where freedom is brought to our attention as we celebrate on the 4th.

Today is my Sabbath where freedom from work is a weekly event that brings joy to my heart.

Celebrate it, I will!

Not with dangerous explosions, but with gratitude and peace. Not with parties and alcohol, but with reflection and worship.

A day with God is a weekly event most joyous to the soul. special.

My meditations today are on the freedom Christ has given us by His sacrifice to free me from the slavery of sin.

Real freedom it is.

 

Let Freedom Ring

I went to an outdoor concert last evening, and the local band played some good and inspiring music. “God bless America,” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” and others were played. As we listened I thought how honored we are to be members of God’s kingdom. A kingdom that is incorruptible and compassionate; a kingdom with no taxes and no conflict.

The best thing about God’s kingdom is that it is a loving one–The leader knows each and every citizen–intimately.

Ephesians 2:6 says that we are already in heaven; Jesus “hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus,”

This verse changes the way I look at things–even politics.

I hope it improves your day also.

Great Day Yesterday

What a blessing yesterday as I met J and G who are 2 men totally dedicated to the Lord. Faith cometh by hearing, and their personal testimony would encourage the weakest of the weak, and it blessed me.

J is lead by the Holy Spirit to warn others of the soon coming of our Lord in that Cloud of Glory, while G wants to encourage those who are discouraged.

They’re the kind of friends I like to spend time with.

Yes, it was a good day!