The Joy of My Legacy


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It has been said by someone else that each believer is but one thread in a Grand Tapestry that is being woven throughout time by the very hand of God Himself. Believers represent a multitude of colored threads that have been CROSS Stitched together with the one Crimson colored thread of the Lord Jesus Christ…forming a living tapestry of people who are eternal and will never die.

The embroidered story of our lives represents bitterness, sweetness; times when prayers go unanswered and we must trust in patience as we wait on the Lord. There are times of great sorrow and of great joy and worship of the Living God all woven together to tell our story.

But then something else happens. God takes our thread and weaves it to create touch points with the threads of other people and then He CROSS Stitches the Crimson thread of His Son around two people at the same time. These times in my life have been few, but when they happen my heart grows warm within me and I feel inexpressible joy. God weaves me together with another believer or a person who is a True Seeker of Christ forming a moment in time that is precious beyond words.

It is here that I have an opportunity to strengthen the faith of someone, or to defend the name of Jesus. It is a God Moment in time where I am humbled to hear the story of another believer and how the Lord Jesus carries their Cross for them and they still through all the pain can have JOY in the Morning.

God Moments happen when we share the story of our storms in life and realize HE is always with us. God Moments happen when He becomes so real to us that our walk by Faith almost becomes a walk by sight…we can FEEL HIS Presence.

This living tapestry we are members of in Christ is difficult to visualize. From our perspective at best all we see are the threads from underneath the tapestry. We cannot see the grandeur of the story being woven above. So life gets the best of us more often than not in our journey of faith. We get disappointed; the brightness of our hope grows faint as we continue to look through a mirror dimly.

But then when we need it most, because He loves us and understands our needs…He CROSS Stitches two threads that believe in HIM with His own Crimson thread. Then the Scriptures become real again, because we can feel His Presence as He said…”For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”  Matthew 18:20.

As I said these God Moments of True Reality and clarity of Mind, Soul, Heart and Purpose have been rare. When they do happen Heaven melts into Earth, my Spiritual senses become heightened within me and I feel the touch of the Masters Hand…and am humbled.

I have joy in the journey now reminiscing about God Moments. These God Moments have been planned before time and in time by God Himself to help me and humble me on this journey of life. God Moments of Joy and moments of Pain are the essence of life. Both are the tools God uses to make us more like Jesus.

Crosses Everywhere brings me joy. The thought that my loved ones can go and read clearly about my love for Jesus and then realize their need for a Savior gives me hope that each person will be saved.

I am selfish…I want my family, each and every one of them in heaven with me. Crosses Everywhere is the legacy I leave behind me. It will give me an opportunity to continue to speak from beyond the grave for Christ to those I love that are left behind and to you whom Jesus loves.

His Joy is that He finally will come to fulfill His promise to save you from yourself.

My Joy is that He chose to come for me. He comes for all those who take the time to seek the Truth with “all our heart, mind and strength.” For if you choose to seek Him you will find Him and He will give you faith and strength for this journey called life.

And when this life ends He will be there to greet you, wipe away all your tears, put His arms around you and show you the new home He has made especially for you to enjoy for eternity.

Why, because He promised! And God never lies.

May you find joy in the assurance of your Salvation. To know in your heart of hearts beyond a shadow of doubt, that you know Him as your Savior. That you will finally understand that your name, which has been pre-written in eternity past into Gods book of Life has now been transcribed into the Lambs Book of Life by your acceptance of Christ’s death on the Cross for your sins.

Christ’s death in exchange for your death…He died that you might live. If you have accepted Jesus as Lord you now have a partner to help you live life. He is the Holy Spirit who resides in you. He has given you a new heart, a new conscience, a newly energized soul and a new will.

My Daily Prayer:

“There is no me only Him. I have no will but to do His will only. I trust not in myself but in His Love and care for me.  I receive all things from His hand and am glad and rejoice in His mercies that are new every day I live here.

I am yours and you are mine….and yet I will wait upon you….I will be still and listen…keep me humble…..guide me….uphold me…not my will but yours be done through me.”

So live your life for Him knowing that there are God Moments waiting for you everyday. Live life boldly in His strength. You will not fall. He has set you before all people as a living stone that is part of the True Church, the Ecclesia, the called out ones so you can point the way to the glorious future that awaits all believers in Christ.

May the Almighty God, The Ancient of Days, the Lord God of Israel and His Church guard your heart and mind and soul, by the power of His indwelling Holy Spirit!

May the Holy Angels sent to protect you encircle your life, protecting all those you love and cherish as you go forth and follow the command of Christ to take your place in the Battle of the Ages.

The Battle for Truth….His Truth…Till He Comes Again.

This is the Promise of the Living God to all His children…to all those precious in His sight…that He is still on the Throne and He is involved in every detail of your life.

He knew you before the foundations of the earth were formed, and He called you into existence in eternity past. He will hold you in the palm of His hand until the day He takes you home to be with HIM in the future.

We are creatures of time…created by God for eternity… Today we live from one God Moment to another…in eternity we will live IN THE MOMENT… forever with God.

May HIS Joy and HIS Shalom fill all the days of your life as you live to fulfill HIS purposes for your life.

EVEN SO …COME LORD JESUS.

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