You love Him, though you have not seen Him. And though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy, because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9 HCSB
As I sit here in my office, working in advance with this blogging program so I can use it effectively, I am a bit stressed with the larger computer in front of me. I am converting a video vile into a useable format for YouTube. I just did all this just a week ago, but for some reason am having difficulty remembering all the steps. So when I read this passage in 1 Peter, I smiled with Jesus at myself.
How small my frustration seems in the light of the “inexpressible and glorious joy” that is mine with our Lord! Yet, we often (speaking personally) get caught up in the frustrations, or fears, or obvious unpleasant, hurtful or distressing circumstances and if we do not remember about His Lordship concerning all, then our joy will be non-present to us and we begin to believe the lie of the frustration (or whatever) instead of the reality.
The “reality” of my moment is — this is a joy. What an absolute wonder that I can take one video file (DVD) and convert it to another (mp4v) and make it all go where I want it to go. I will remember shortly how this Mac will do it and off we go. Then another Greek class can be put on the web. Such would have been completely out of my thinking a few years ago. Yet, here we are.
We have not seen our Beloved Jesus, face to face, as we see one another, yet here we are and we have chosen His love over all loves. We are receiving the purpose and goal of our faith – the beginning edges of what the total experience of our salvation will be — eternally. These “beginning edges” are more than sufficient to explode us into a realm of truth that is full of inexpressible and glorious joy!
How honored we are to host the King! He makes all things possible for us. Now, to count on that instead of my remembering and this project will be completed.
Enjoy Him with me!
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I miss you and the sweet fellowship that we shared so long ago in Bennington but even more so, in Syracuse. I have been unable to find a fellowship, or even leadership which I experienced with you in Aglow, seminars etc. I sincerely appreciate the messages which you send my way. May the Lord continue to use you to his glory as you share His love and grace.
In His name,
Mary Louise Watkin