Each June I wonder – – how will I feel – what will I do – how will I think. Will it be different – more so, than last June?
My love for Loren is as it was when he was with me. Have never lost it. Have never gained any. The love seems to feel alive and well. We were in our love together. It never left – it never waned – it was solid in every way. I know that I will meet him again some day but not as my husband, nor I his wife. I do not understand how that can be. But I know our love will be purer than it ever was because we will be transformed and with our new bodies and new minds, we will be more alive than we ever were but in a purely different way.
Jesus said, “There will be no marriage or giving in marriage in heaven.” Family members who are not in heaven with the saved are not cried over. We are told there are no tears in heaven. We will have different bodies – different minds. We will not think as we have here on the earth. We do not know what we shall be like but we know that when we see Him, we shall be like Him because we shall see Him as He is. A lot we have to take by faith.
Yes. Of course. Every one can believe in God. But that is not what is asked of us. The Word tells us that even “the demons believe in God…….and tremble.” Without the Bible in the home, opened, read, prayed over, memorized in parts, understood as a part of our earthly living, we are not too well developed as a Christian, and in fact, are not Christians.
Faith is what we live by and that is what makes Christianity difficult for so many. To have to believe by faith, is difficult and not something that can be purchased. It is gained only through the development of saturating our very beings with the Word and letting it seep deep within the crevices of our being.
Abraham and his son and a few of his men went to the mountain to worship. We are not told how Abraham felt when God gave him instructions. We do not know if he told his wife about the encounter with God or not. Abraham told his men to wait there and “they” would return. “They”? But God told him to sacrifice his son – – his only son – He was told many nations would emerge. How could that be if he was sacrificed?
Noah took 100 years to build an ark. No one had ever seen rain, only a mist. Think how Noah felt – he too, had never seen rain. How was the ark going to work? What did his wife think!!!!!
Job had lost his whole family except dear Mrs. Job – in fact he lost every thing he had at the hands of Satan. But he never once turned on God. In fact he witnessed by saying, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him”.
This one thing I do know. Faith is exposed to us through the Word and the Word alone. We can learn all God wants us to know by studying it. Hebrews is a good place to begin but Romans and James are good as well as Ephesians.
We are not saved BY good works but FOR good works. We find that in Eph. 2:8-10.
Both Paul and James agree that works are the proof of salvation, but not the path to salvation. James 2:21-24. The child of God does not work to be saved, he works because he is saved.
I read whereby Martin Luther said, “A person is saved by faith alone, but not by faith that is alone.” He had his eyes opened when studying Romans 1:17.
Dear friend, on the brink of another June I hunger to know more – to understand more – to be closer to my Lord.
I know life is short. I know I live on borrowed time. The Word reads, “As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years, yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; but soon it is gone and we fly away.” Ps. 90:10. “So teach us to number our days that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.” Ps. 90:12.
Oh! That we may hunger for the Word. Hunger to live by It and It alone. The eleventh June is fast approaching and my heart searches the Word and how to live the rest of my life. God’s Word has all of the answers for living my friend. Loren knew it. I know it! Praise His Holy Name.