Tuesday, July 23, 2013

As a mother....

God reveals himself to us within our frame of reference with anthropomorphic words. Words such as metaphors that we have experienced which God uses to get to our level in his revelation is awesome.
The Good Shepherd as God is described is also one such. Here is my Good Shepherd sculpture that I made, with the sheep wearing a pink bow!!  You can visit my art blog here where you will find more of my art work In the meantime I want to draw your attention to this promise that God makes to us wherein He uses the frame of reference of a mother.

"As one whom his mother comforteth even so will I comfort you"..(Isaiah  66:13) As a good and godly mother  we have a precious insight into the heart of God here in this verse. It is to mother that the child usually runs when there are tears to be kissed away. The father may fail to successful calm a fretful child. The child  is soon asleep on the pillow of the mother's breast. Is it not blessed to know that in the trying troubled hours of life when as fretful children we need consolation and sympathy, we can come and lean on the bosom of Him who is our El Shadai- "the Breasted One"? God is the perfect Comforter, because He combines all the qualities of noble-hearted fatherhood and gentle motherhood." a reading  from my devotional. (the photo is of my clay art ..a shepherd carrying a sheep on his shoulders)
Stay blessed my friend.
Until we meet again, May the Grace of God keep you. 
Lots of love

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Object of

The inter linear literal translation of the Greek New Testament holds key words that are lost in the English translation, and
seeking the Lords word here is meaningful to me..
I am the object of grace and so are you. Stay blessed in Him my friend because you are the object of His grace according to his word. May this word bless and keep you.

Ephesians 1:3-14reads
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who blessed us with every blessing spiritual in the heavenlies with Christ, according as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, for us to be holy and blameless before Him in love, having predestinated us for adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of grace his, wherein HE MADE OBJECTS OF GRACE us in the Beloved in whom we have redemption through his blood the remission of offenses, according to the riches of his grace, which he caused to abound toward us in all wisdom and intelligence, having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in himself for the administration of the fullness of times, to head up all things in the Christ, both the things in Heavens and all the things upon the earth, in Him, in whom also we obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who all things works according to the counsel of his will, for to be us to the praise of his glory, who have fore trusted in the Christ: in whom also ye, having heard the word of the truth, the glad tidings of your salvation- in whom also, having believed, ye were sealed with the spirit of promise the Holy, who is the earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the acquired possession, to praise of his glory."