Monday, December 28, 2015

“From the Throne"

     We must show up at the scene of our privileged responsibilities to which our Heavenly Father calls us, including and especially at the Throne of grace.

    "Here am I.  Send me" (Isaiah 6:8).

     We first approach the Heavenly Throne of as our days begin with offerings of praise and thanksgiving, and with the acknowledgement that showing up before the Lord serves as the first scene upon which all others are based.  We come to God with gratitude for His grace in the Lord Jesus Christ, and with the responsive love whereby we devote the day to His glory, will, and eternal purpose in Christ.  "What would You have me to do in this day, Father?  How would You have me think, speak, act, and relate?  Where would You have me go?  To whom would You have me minister?"  As the day progresses, our Lord will answer these questions for us by leading and enabling us in the blessed privilege and peace of "Not my will, but Thine be done" (Luke 22:42).  Indeed, having shown up at the heavenly Throne, the first scene, we are likely to show up at the various venues of our earthly responsibilities.

    Much glory and good happens when we show up at the Throne, and then along the pathways of life that proceed from the Throne.  Many may seem obviously important in the spiritual sense.  Others may feel mundane and of little worth and importance.  The truth of the matter is that all matters.  "Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God" (I Corinthians 10:31).   A major aspect of blessing regarding the Christian life involves the truth that God infuses spiritual reality and significance into "whatsoever ye do" as we live from the Throne.  In simple terms, we do all with the Lord, through the Lord, and for the Lord.  We may wash the dishes by ourselves in a manner that glorifies Him no less than the Apostle Paul preached to a multitude.  By becoming human and living much of His earthly life in the most ordinary and obscure of circumstances, the Lord Jesus sanctified the mundane and filled it with meaning.  Thus, nothing menial exists in the life of born again believers, and we show up everywhere and in all things with the attitude of having been sent from the Throne.

    Upon first light, our Lord calls us into His Light.  "Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves" (Song of Solomon 7:12).  The Vine is flourishing, the tender grapes are appearing, the pomegranates do bud forth, and the Lord Jesus  provides His loves to all who show up at the Throne of grace.  We live therefrom, or we do not really live at all.  May we hear the Voice that beckons as our days begin, and may we come to our Father so that He may send us to the venues of His glory, will, and eternal purposes where we show up as from the Throne.

"When Thou saidst, Seek ye My face; my heart said unto Thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek."
(Psalm 27:8)
"I will go in the strength of the Lord God."
(Psalm 71:16)

Weekly Memory Verse
    The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
(Psalm 27:1)

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