Dailies On Vine

But for Love, I will drink this cup

The paradox of love and suffering. In love Christ suffered for us, and He still suffers for our love. Our hearts may suffer long on this side of Heaven but we become like Him and know Him in this mysterious realm. Some of us have more prolonged aches than others, and many times we ask, “not this cup, please”. The cup of long suffering. But for love, for union with Him.

“Love suffers long”.
1 Corinthians 13:4

“And just as we experience the abundance of Christ’s own sufferings, even more of God’s comfort will cascade upon us through our union with Christ.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭

“And I continually long to know the wonders of Jesus and to experience the overflowing power of his resurrection working in me. I will be one with him in his sufferings and become like him in his death. Only then will I be able to experience complete oneness with him in his resurrection from the realm of death.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:10-11‬ ‭

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Let Me Burn

If I could explain the benefits of a “yes” to God, I’d die a hundred more times so you would know He is good. Somewhere in the flames of sacrifice you transition from yielding your flesh unto burning to beholding His glorious frame.

The heat of His presence tangible, now nearer still He speaks from the eternal flame. I’d die all over again and as many times required because it is here that life really begins. There is no other that can captivate my being, His longing for me draws me closer and in my longing for Him He returns.

My soul and my spirit pray, let me always stay here fastened to Your heart.

Selah

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Love Is Not Passive

Walking in Love does not equate passivity! Love is an action verb and requires discipline and rebuke on occasions. (Hebrews 12:6, 2 Timothy 3:16). Love is fiery just as much as it can be peaceful. Song of Solomon describes love as passionate, jealous, and stronger than the grave. (S of S 8:6). Love motivates and it protects. Walk in the Spirit and let His pure love lead you, it may look different than you think.

I had to be put in hiding for a time as a child, and it was my father and family’s love that took action. It may have looked unloving to some at the time, even to ‘governmentmal authority’ but it was for my protection, and I thank the Lord my father was not passive! Let us by God’s conviction and grace be done with passive Christianity.

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives”, do not confuse or mix the world’s peace with God’s peace, for they are very different.

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Do you know Him? Do you love Him?

Have you told Jesus you love Him today? The One whom the government rests on His shoulders, the eternal King of all kings who reigns forevermore; fullness of promise, the sacrificial Lamb slain and risen, beautiful Savior, Holy incarnate God who dwelt among us and befriender of sinners – Do you know Him? Do you love Him?

What about the Father, have you told Him you love Him today? Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent; the Creator of mysteries low and expanses high – so terrifyingly wonderful yet He carries you in His womb and tattooed your name on His hand. He is more loving and welcoming than you can imagine. Do you know Him? Do you love Him?

And my precious friend Holy Spirit. Have you told Him you love Him today? Wrapped in light and glory; comfortor, counselor, teacher, joyful presence, connector, revealer and sealant … there are not enough adjectives to relay what a tremendous gift Jesus sent us. Do you know Him? Do you love Him?

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