April 15, 2020

"This is what the Lord says: 'Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,' declares the Lord."
Jeremiah 9:23-24
"May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world."
Galatians 6:14

One of the things I am learning to recognize as a tremendous blessing, in addition to the peace and joy I experience when I am walking in fellowship with the Lord, is the purity of the thoughts that surround me. The light of God’s presence exposes evil concepts, ideas and forms that try and penetrate the calm and serene environment that is associated with His kingdom. As I meditate in passages of Scripture, I frequently don’t understand the depth of meaning in what I am reading, yet I am able to sense a strong and abiding awareness of the Lord’s presence. Nothing this world has to offer can come close to every precious moment I spend in the simple comprehension that He alone is sovereign and has complete mastery over everything. I thank God for revealing Himself at Calvary as the gracious, life-giving and loving Father He always is.