Thursday, July 7, 2016

“Deep In My Heart”

"Deep In My Heart"

     I try, as I am sure you do, to regularly let it overwhelm my heart and boggle my mind.

    "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word; that they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me. And the glory which Thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and Thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that Thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me" (John 17:20-23).

   God loves the human race so dearly that He is not content to simply dwell with us.  He rather desires to dwell within us, so much so that His beloved Son first prayed to make  such "hope of glory" possible, and then suffered, died, and rose again to make the gift actual in those who receive the grace of the Savior's atonement and the Holy Spirit's indwelling (Colossians 1:27).  All who believe become "the habitation of God through the Spirit" because, again, our Heavenly Father loves our hearts so dearly that He would not merely live on the doorstep of our being.  "I will dwell in them and walk in them" (II Corinthians 6:16).  This is a love of which the Apostle Paul so rightly declared that it "passeth knowledge" (Ephesians 3:19).  Thus, it is absolutely proper to seek overwhelmed hearts and boggled minds, trusting that to be staggered, startled, and stupefied accomplishes much in the matter of growth in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus.  

   Long ago, King Solomon could not fathom the presence of God in an earthly temple.  "The heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee!  How much less this house that I have builded?!" (I Kings 8:27).  What would the King have thought had he known that the temple of stone presaged the temple of God's Spirit dwelling in human hearts?  "Ye are the temple of the living God" (II Corinthians 6:16).  Indeed, not content to merely dwell with us, our Heavenly Father made a way by His Son and His Spirit to dwell within us in a love beyond all our capacity to understand.

You are deep in My heart.
You would have to journey far
to find the place of My grace,
of "hid with Christ in God". 
For you are deep in My heart.

You are deep in My heart.
So deep that we never could be apart.
I in you, forevermore,
My glory to know and to explore,
for you are deep in My heart.

You are deep in My heart,
the thought such joy imparts,
for you are more dear to Me 
than the life I gave to set you free,
Oh you are deep in My heart
Deep in My heart.

"The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us."
(Romans 5:5)

Weekly Memory Verse
   "Give me understanding, and I shall keep Thy law."
 (Psalm 119:34).

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