1 Thessalonians 1:9 “For they themselves report about us what kind of reception we had from you: How you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, . . .”
You really need to read the rest of the thought to get this verse, so if you’re not familiar with what’s going on, pick up your bible and invest in a few minutes to read the whole section–or read my earlier blog posts on 1 Thessalonians as I’m meditating on it one or two verses at a time. On the day I concentrated on this verse, I was particularly asking God for something to share in our simple church gathering. Here’s what He gave me:
“Say to them (our fellowship–and yours) that I have ordained them that they should be My message to the poor, the down-trodden, the broken hearted–those for whom I have prepared My table and My wedding feast, those whom I shall delight to honor when I have infused their spirits with My Spirit and made of them a new people and remade My image within them. This is My glory, to take a broken and destitute people and create within them joy and peace, and make of them a fitting vessel for My treasure–My Son. I will implant My glory in whom I will.
I have made of you fitting vessels, though you were not fitting when I called you out from among the lost. Now it is my pleasure to use the light of My glory contained in you to light the path for many, both of daughters and of sons. Sons to bring Me delight; daughters to dance before Me; heirs to become co-laborers with My only begotten Son in the harvest of souls. I have a chosen people, exceedingly precious, inexpressibly dear to My soul. To these I send you. Be lights among those to whom I have sent you. Darkness will not stay in your presence, but those to whom I have sent you will stay, and become affected by the divine dis-ease until they willingly surrender their lives (which are death) to My death (which leads to light and life). This is My commission to you, and I will bring it to pass.”
Wow! Isn’t God amazing? He never ceases to blow me away with His beauty and His love. So what are you waiting for? Go love on Him.
Grace and Peace, Cindy