It is an absolutely beautiful night here in the Hill Country!
Just sitting here on the porch thinking about the events of the day. Of the ways that the Lord has made Himself known. It is so amazing that in the midst of the evening, with the sounds of the crickets and the frogs and occasional noise from the Interstate, that I am able to enjoy the quietness of the Lord.
Learning to be still , to be quiet and hear the voice of the Lord speaking as I ponder His word, as I reflect on the things that I have heard today and as I begin to apply it to my daily life.
That is what this is all about. Learning to walk in the ways of the Lord. That he is our example and He has prepared the way before us so that we can learn to experience who He is in our life.
It is so amazing to realize what the Lord has done. What He accomplished on the cross. That he prepared the way for restoration to our Father. That when our Heavenly Father sees us, like the prodigal son, he runs to meet us, to embrace us, to welcome us home.
He sees us through the eyes of His son who loved and gave himself for us so that we would have the privilege of coming into His presence. That we no longer linger in the outer court but we can enter into the Holy of Holies, for the vail was rent and now we have daily access to our Father.
We need to think about this. To meditate and dwell on it. To realize that when we accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior. Once and for all we have been set free. The bands have been broken and we have been giving the choice of serving Him and walking in the liberty of the Lord.
It will always be a continuing process as we press in but I can tell you as you press in, as you walk in His ways, you will be changed, conformed to the image of the Lord. Reflecting the reality of the Lord to a world that needs hope and we know that hope is in the Lord.