I Am The Culmination

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I AM THE CULMINATION  of all your hopes and desires.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last:  who is and was and is to come.  Before you knew Me, you expressed your longing for Me in hurtful ways.  You were ever so vulnerable to the evil around you in the world.  But now My Presence safely shields you, enfolding you in My loving arms.  I have lifted you out of darkness into My marvelous Light.

Though I have brought many pleasures into your life, not one of them is essential.  Receive My blessings with open hands.  Enjoy My good gifts, but do not cling to them.  Turn your attention to the Giver of all good things, and rest in the knowledge that you are complete in Me.  The one thing you absolutely need is the one thing you can never lose; My Presence with you.

     Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.  My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge.  Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.   Psalm 62:5-8

     ” I am the Alpha and the Omega, ” says the Lord God, ” who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Revelation 1:8

     But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.  His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  1 Peter 2:9

   Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.   James 1:17

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Beware Of Seeing Yourself

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BEWARE OF SEEING YOURSELF
through other people’s eyes.  There are several dangers to this practice.  First of all, it is nearly impossible to discern what others actually think of you.  Moreover, their views of you are variable: subject to each viewer’s spiritual,emotional, and physical condition.  The major problem with letting others define you is that it borders on idolatry.  Your concern to please others dampens your desire to please Me, your Creator.

It is much more real to see yourself through My eyes.  My gaze upon you is steady and sure, untainted by sin.  Through My eyes you can see yourself as one who is deeply, eternally loved.  Rest in My loving gaze, and you will receive deep Peace.  Respond to My loving Presence by worshiping Me in spirit and in truth.

   And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.    Hebrews11:6

  “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth,

for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.  God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”  John 4:23