deeper – further, wider, higher.
I have never been so on fire for God as I am now and the difference between this fire and the earlier ones is that it is fueled by His Word and fed by His presence. This is the first holiday that I’m not the last one to wake up, but actually the first – simply because I desired so badly (when I went to bed the night before) to spend time with the Lord in the morning. I have so many insights from the Lord that each journal entry could fill out a week of blog posts! Well, while I continue to discover and apply the truth, and reap its benefits before passing it on to you, I’d like to share the five key thoughts that the Lord has directed me to for this week.
The depth of my life is determined by how I do His commandments and depart from evil.
The divine cycle of glory is as such – God made all things to display His glory, only to put it under the dominion of Jesus; God’s creation celebrates the centrality of Christ!
Jesus came to redeem and restore us to the original requirements of intimate fellowship with God.
When we imitate Christ, we initiate salvation to the unbelievers.
We can imitate Christ for His proven example helps us to overcome sin and temptation.
I doubt that I would (or even should) do this every week but I think it’s a good way for me to commemorate my commencement of the weekly devotional system that EC shared briefly in IDMC 2010. I truly have gleaned so much insight from God simply by delighting in, devoting to and being disciplined by and to the Word! I spent the weekend reflecting on what I’ve learnt through the week and here’s exactly what I’ve written in my journal.
The imitation of Christ (into His likeness) is both foundational (of our faith) and transformational (of our fruits); the deeper you grow – the further you go, the wider you spread, the higher you soar!
God – WOW. You blew my mind this week. I can’t wait to spend time with You in a few hours when I wake up! Thank You for Your grace to help me to love You more than ever, and in such a new-found deeper manner! You were indeed the highlight of my weekend getaway in Batam. And thank You for reminding me of Your glorious presence – through one of the most amazing sunrises I’ve witnessed. I love You, Jesus, deep down in my heart!
Posted on September 13, 2010, in Affirming Faithfulness, Attempted Provocation, Extraordinary Mundane, Heart Upon Sleeve, Preaching & Teaching, Quote & Unquote, Retrospective Reflections, Simple Pleasures, Spontaneous Conversations, The Greatest Gift, Theocentric Orientation, Top Ten & Other Lists and tagged Batam, Christlikeness, depth, divine cycle of glory, Edmund Chan, foundational, God, God's presence, God's word, IMDC 2010, imitation of Christ, intimate fellowship with God, Jesus Christ, journal, on fire for God, overcome sin and temptation, proven example, transformational, truth, unbelievers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.