Oct 3, 2011

'First Love' for God Flows as a Fountain

Faith flows
much like a fountain
within the heart;
a persistent
high spirited 

The heart flows with love for God sustained by the rains of grace that fall in response to a genuine seeking for God. Time spent pursuing our Lord through the spiritual sustenance of prayer, worship, service, and thanksgiving invites the rains of grace that fill our hearts with flowing faith.

In the absence of intimate time with him Our Lord laments,
“…You have forsaken your first love.” Rev. 2:4
In the absence of spiritual sustenance the heart loses the high spirited flow of faith. Eyes cannot see His blessings. The heart cannot love Him passionately. Ears will not hear holy words of assurance and promise. Hands will not serve with thanksgiving. Therefore...
“… sanctify the Lord God in your hearts…” 1 Peter 3:1

“We sanctify the Lord God in our hearts when we with sincerity and fervency adore him,… when we rely upon his power, trust to his faithfulness, submit to his wisdom, imitate his holiness, and give him the glory due to his most illustrious perfections.” 
Matthew Henry Whole Bible Commentary

Giving Him the glory and sustaining a highspirited flow of faith, in part, through the Gratitude Journal:
607. Christian friends of deep knowledge and conviction
612. opportunities to be steeped in scripture
615. the oncologist offers a prayer for us
617. prayer experiences with special women
627. Excerpt from: Joyful, Joyful, We adore Thee  written by J. van Dyke, 1907
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
Flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,
Singing bird and flowing fountain

Call us to rejoice in Thee.

{Musings gained from the week’s Bible class, Sunday’s service, and deeper independent study. Linking with Hear It Sunday and the Gratitude communities.}

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful blessings and words of truth you have shared!