Quiet Time with Jesus – Secret Shaping

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

God is the Writer of His Story.  God ‘writes’ about His Son … not just Jesus who is the Christ but also His Body – that is us.  Can you imagine that God the Holy One has chosen you to play a part in His Story?  What part has He given you?  Are you playing your role well?

Each one of us has a specific role to play. Isn’t it amazing?  We are so honored to be in ‘His Cast’! 

His Body

His ‘Body’ is part of Him – how awesome!  His ‘Body’ belongs to Him!  An injury can cause pain to a person. A small piercing in the heart can cause great pain.  The rest of the body suffers.

Imagine some real situations: a man falls and hits his brain; a man is infected by disease and his body fights against it - his body either recovers or deteriorates.

Eternal Life

Eternal life on earth I cannot perceive - I cannot imagine how terrible it would be if man continues to live in this fallen world eternally! God in His grace extended mercy. 

Death

When a person dies, he is no longer affected by the woes of the fallen world.  He goes to another place – his spirit and soul (as one) departs from the fallen world.  He leaves his body behind. 

Believers of Jesus Christ

We go to Jesus, our Lord and Savior because we belong to Him.  We are His Body.  We go Home to the Father.

Who is Jesus Christ?

Jesus said, “I and the Father are one.”
— John 10:30
“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
— John 11:25-26
“When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the One who sent me. When he looks at me, he sees the One who sent me. I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”
— John 12:44-46
[Jesus washed His disciples’ feet.] He said, “”Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
— John 13:8
[Jesus told His disciples that they should wash one another’s feet.] He said, “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”
— John 13:15

Selwyn Hughes

Everything that God does in this secret shaping of the Servant has one end in view: to make the Servant what God’s people as a whole are intended to be – the showcase of God’s glory.

 

 

My Prayer

Dear Father God

Your love is amazing!  No word can describe the fullness of Your love for us.

Thank You for the Cross.  It looks like tragedy – death of an innocent man - but it shows me clearly – Your Mercy.  Thank You LORD!

May we submit to Your secret shaping as the body of Christ, the body of the Servant King. 

May we showcase Your GLORY!

In Jesus’ wonderful and glorious name I pray.

Amen!

Lam Yee Ling

 

Father, not my will but Yours be done. Amen.