Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Beauty of the Lord

Why does the heart find beauty in strange places – places which are not in their own beautiful?  Because beauty is of the Spirit and the Spirit is the inspiration which stirs the heart.  It is the Holy Spirit which reveals the things of God to us.  His Heart is revealed to us through the Holy Spirit and that is why I say strange…..there is a strangeness in the beauty of the Lord.  How can I explain it?  There is something of the stirrings of God within, that mystery of Godliness, in creative power which exemplifies His person.  And so we are strangely moved at times and in places which we do not expect our innermost hearts to be moved by them.  These are the stirrings of God.  I love these stirrings, for out of it also comes understanding.  God imparts to our innermost hearts understanding….perhaps not something tangible but something which inwardly settles within the spirit and acknowledges God.  It is hard to really explain but I know this… I love to be moved by God!

There is the scripture in John which says, “However, when He, the Spirit of Truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak of His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you the things to come.”  John 16:13- This impartation of His will, His thoughts, His understanding will come to us via His Spirit.  Those glorious words in the Psalms come shouting back to me, “Wait on the Lord, Wait patiently for the Lord!”  

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, saying….” Rev. 1:10.  The key, “in the Spirit”, this is where we hear the Lord.  As we wait upon Him via the Spirit He will speak to us the words of life and power and wisdom and understanding, and glory and honor. These life giving words will nourish our souls and transform our earthly minds into the expansion of the glorious Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, which will undoubtedly stir our hearts and minds!  This is glorious!  

“Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us, Yes, establish the work of our hands!”  Psalm 90:17
Amen! and Amen!

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