Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Here In


I did not fall off the face of the blogging world. I just got busy and slightly overwhelmed both physically and emotionally.

And I am getting better.

It has been another one of those times when God is doing amazing things in my heart, yet these times of growth only come through trials. The last three months I have faced some emotions that, in all honesty, have been quite foreign to me. Truly, in relationships with other believers, how do we mix admonishment, love, judgement and grace?

I may post more on what I have been learning in regards to friendships, but I do not have time for that now! All I will say is that I am VERY thankful for like-minded friends! They remind me that I am not alone in my determination to be Christ-like!

Jonathan gave me a quote several months ago:

"Oh to Behold the glory of Christ!
Here in would I live,
here in would I die,
here in would I dwell in my thoughts and affections
until all thing here below become as dead and deformed things
and in no longer, any way, calling out for my affections."
John Owen

This is my prayer for myself and for my friends. Oh, to abandon all for Christ and to see Him fully. Oh, to have the eyes of our heart enlightened so that we might SEE Jesus and SAVOR only Him.


Spanish Morning said...

Amen! The freedom found in setting our affections on Him is incomprehensible. The battle between flesh and spirit is unbearable...without Christ as our lead!

Anonymous said...

My Dear Jaclyn,

There is a way to abandon all and follow Christ, it is to do it. It is to walk away from jobs, family, friends, your wants, desires, needs and "yea your own life also."

"If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple."

My heart goes out to you.