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  1. I've been thinking a lot lately about the place called 'There'.

    'Is there such a place?' You might be asking. Well, according to the Bible there certainly is, and how very appealing it is to me at this moment of time. Of course it ought to be appealing every day, but just now thoughts and longings for this wonderful place seem to resonate in the depths of my soul with more intensity than before. Perhaps they do with yours as well bearing in mind all the suffering and devastation that has been brought to our attention of late through the news and social media.

    In the Bible a very distressed man in his darkest hour when his suffering was most extreme spoke these heart stirring words concerning a place beyond the realms of the here and now:

    B_A Place Called There 

    "There the wicked cease from troubling;
    and there the weary be at rest"

    Job 3: 17

    Who in their right mind wouldn't sincerely be looking forward to being in such a place as this?

    * The writer tells us that this is a place where there is no strife, grief or wickedness.
    * 'There', is where weariness and sadness, broken hearts and disappointments are a thing of the past.
    * Lifetimes of hard unappreciated labour, sickness of body and mind, striving to make ends meet are no more.
    * The suffering of the martyr is over forever; for in this wonderful place there is no fear of persecution.
    * Everyone there is at liberty to sing the praises of the Lover of their soul, and all are able to praise and adore Him without the distraction of the nature within that is contrary to the purity of such a place 'wherein dwells righteousness.'

    Many of us know loved ones who are actually there right now! And we get that longing to be reunited with them. Somehow the pain of being separated from them is more intense than at other times and we miss them so much. We have a longing to be 'there' as well and to enjoy the rest of this wonderful place for ourselves. And most of all, we long to be with the One who has prepared a place called 'There' for all those He came to save.

    And where is this unspeakably wonderful place?

    * David, the sweet Psalmist of Israel called 'there' - "the house of the Lord".
    * The Lord Jesus called 'there', - "my Father's house".
    * The Apostle Paul called 'there' - a place where departed Christian friends or relatives are "with the Lord, which is far better."
    * We affectionately call 'there' - "heaven"!
    * A friend of ours long ago said: 'I don't know where heaven is but I guess where the Lord Jesus is, that will be heaven for me!" What a lovely thought, how beautiful, echoing the above thought of the Apostle Paul.

    Sadly not everyone has an interest in such a fair destination; for hardness of heart has got the better of them. And sadly not everyone who hopes to be there one day will actually arrive in the end because the Lord of this place has already specified how to acquire a position 'there'. It is certainly not by application or by impression!

    Firstly, He does not require anyone to qualify because none of us would ever be able to do that! No amount of good works, church going or prayer would ever be enough to earn the right to be 'there'. He sees each individual in their desperate need and has already done everything required. All who understand that He is the remedy for their need can come into the good of all that He has already accomplished.

    But what is that need? and what has He done to rectify it?

    The problem of sin has scuppered any hope of having an eternal home there for those who dare to leave this earth without it ever having been cleansed and paid for. Sin is the dreadful thing that separates all of us from a loving God who would have all people to be saved and enjoy the assurance of a home there with Him forever.

    All those who have passed on and have already arrived in this wonderful place know that they are there because of Someone else's effort, and not their own. And those of us who have the assurance of being there one soon day as well are going to know the very same thing.

    This is because the Bible tells us of another 'there', and for all intents and purposes it looked like this was the place where mankind was getting the upper hand on God when we read: 

    "And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary,
    there they crucified Him."
    Luke 23: 33

    Indeed, that's exactly what they did, which is basically what mankind in general thought of God's Son - and still do even to this day, but actually this is the very place where Jesus dealt with the question of sin, once for all!

    It was on Calvary's centre cross long ago that this sinless, spotless, Man bore in His body God's righteous judgment that our sin deserved. This was the very reason why He came to earth in the first place.

    But what He accomplished all that time ago can only make an impact in our lives when we apply this truth to our lives by faith. And in sincere humility and repentance of the sin He paid for we need to trust wholly in this amazing Substitute. This will bring flooding in the promises of eternal salvation and the guaranteed place 'there' when we finally leave this earth.

    For without the 'there' of Calvary,
    there would be no assurance of a place called 'there' in heaven
    for any of us to look forward to!

    Jesus who will be the object of adoring praise and the very centre of all our devotion will forever bear in His hands and feet the marks of Calvary as a constant reminder that none of us would be 'there' were it not for His great act of unconditional love.

    Now, the wonderful thing about having this guarantee is the great honour of getting to know our Rescuer; for the One who came deliver us from the power, the guilt and the eternal consequences of our sin is alive in that place called there today! The Lord Jesus our great Deliverer is a real Man alive in heaven even as you read these words, and He is within reach of all who truly long for Him.

    Great and true is the promise that says:

    "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
    for they shall be filled."
    Matthew 5: 6

    Paul Young writes these wonderful words:

    "Righteousness is doing what is right, doing what God intended us to do. As a thirsty man in a desert craves for water to quench his parched lips, so the people of God should hunger and thirst for righteousness to quench their parched souls. The pursuit of righteousness is really a seeking after Christ, because He is our Righteousness. Therefore, the closer we draw to Him the more like Him we will be and the longings of our heart will then be truly satisfied."

    This reminds me of these verses from the Bible that appear to beautifully compliment the above thought from Paul Young:

    "Delight thyself also in the LORD;
    and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
    Psalm 39: 4.

    "For he satisfieth the longing soul,
    and filleth the hungry soul with goodness."
    Psalm 107: 9.

    Long ago a friend passed on to me a beautiful piece of writing from the hymn writer George Mattheson who was responsible for writing the beautiful hymn: "O Love that will not let me go".

    I believe he knew what it was like to long for there ... for the Father's house ... for heaven! His heart was in heavenly places and all his longings were there when he wrote these absolutely beautiful words: 

    Why do I fancy other scenes before me?
    Why do I depict more perfect forms than life has yielded?
    Why do I sing more melodious songs than the brook,
    more stirring anthems than the sea?
    It is because I am not satisfied.
    It is because my heart cries for more than Nature,
    It cries for Thee.

    I consider the lily if the field, but it does not content me.
    I consider the song of the brook, but it does not fill me.
    I consider the joys of life, but they do not come up to Thee.
    I was made for Thee.

     Therefore I paint other fields,
    I weave other songs, I fancy other joys;
    And all the time I am in search for Thee.
    Thou art my picture, my poem and my song;
    My dream of beauty is a dream of Thee.

    It is because I have seen Thy face
    that I seek a new Heaven and a new earth;
    It is because I have heard Thy voice
    that I aspire to richer than Nature’s music.
    “All my springs are in Thee”

    George Matheson
    (27 March 1842 – 28 August 1906)

    O, by the way - I am most certainly considering the idea of creating a song one day soon inspired by these soul stirring and most beautiful words!

    May we all have a heart for there in these closing days, and as we are on our journey to this place where our beloved Lord is, may we be found faithful being occupied with that which interests and honours Him.

    Look up dear soul, for perhaps the time is nearer than we think when every child of God shall hear the call that heralds our departure from this sad old world to be with our glorious Deliverer, our Lord and lover of our souls, when at last we shall see Him face to face .... THERE!

    ~~~~~

    >> Please feel free to leave a comment below - it would be lovely to hear from you ♥

    So shortly after the above request I find that some of you have have posted in a comment already!
    Lovely to hear from you, and thank you for your kind comments:-)

    ~~~~~

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  2.  b_Just Standing!

    Earlier on in the year the ground was prepared, ploughed, and left to stand a while before the seed was sown, and favourable conditions aided the germination of the wheat. From where I could see, the first signs of life was the greening of the field as the young blades appeared to break through the surface of the soil.

    After a season of the elements having been watered by the rainfall, warmed by the sun and caressed by the gentle summer breeze the wheat was ready for an early harvest.

    With many hands and machinery to the ready the work began. Cutting, tying and stooking for a whole day until the work was done and the field that was once clothed with beautiful golden wheat was now dotted with decorative stooks left to stand.

    For a moment of time I wondered if wheat had a mind of its own what would it be thinking after this process. Give to it a voice and what would it say? Maybe it would say something like this:

    "I don't understand! What just happened to me? I thought there was more of a purpose for my life than this! Why have I been cut down and left to stand against the elements and forgotten!"

    Does this sound familiar? Have you been through a process like this when you know God has called you to do a certain work that no one else had been equip to do? You took up the baton faithfully and allowed the Lord to grow you into the person you were certain God wanted you to be. And just when everything seemed to be gaining momentum, everything 'stopped for tea' as it were. Now today you may be feeling as if God has overlooked you and left you - just ... standing!

    I know exactly what this is like; for I am currently in that 'standing' process at the moment, and I know of others who are there also. It feels like a pretty frustrating place to be in but having been here before I am persuaded that this is indeed part of a process that the Lord's people must go through in order to be fully equip for what it is we must be doing sometime in the future.

    Let's go back to the standing wheat for a moment and see what's happening to it during the passing of time. There it stands under the scorching sun and against the summer winds and slowly begins to dry. A process it must go through if ever the wheat kernels are going to be usable. Without this process the wheat would be no good for human consumption or for re-sewing for future crops.

    Perhaps you are in the process of learning the unspeakable wealth of waiting on the Lord.

    You want to be up and doing right now but the door has closed on you for a while. Perhaps you're feeling the heat of oppression or the winds of adversity and you feel helpless to do anything about it. Every ounce of your being is telling you that something has gone wrong or you are not in the right place - but wait! If you have a tendency to fight against your circumstances that are holding you up - wait! If you feel like you're being swept away by an emotional tidal wave - wait! Don't fret, don't struggle, don't allow yourself to be overwhelmed - just wait!

    Here is a promise of hope just for you if you are in this frustrating period right now:

    "I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places,
    that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel."
    Isaiah 45: 3

    The Lord is mindful of your circumstances and your inmost feelings, and it is quite possible that you have been set aside by divine appointment. There are times when it is necessary for God to place His children in the dark, or make them stand and wait for a while in order to prepare them for receiving treasures of greater value than anyone could ever comprehend and hidden riches out of places no one knew existed. These treasures are quite possibly going to be appreciations of the Lord Himself you would never have learned otherwise - and I might add - yours at your disposal in time, and yours for keeps forever!

    Ultimately it's all about Him in the long run. If ever we are going to have an meaningful life and an effective ministry it has to be based on an intimate knowledge of Him. So waiting on the Lord is something that is certain to bring with it tremendous rewards; therefore be of good cheer and don't allow yourself to become disheartened.

    Remember, you will not be waiting forever!

    Let's take a quick look at some of the Bible's great characters to see that they had to do a period of waiting or 'standing' as well.

    • There was Moses who at the age of forty was full of zeal to deliver God's people out of the hand of the oppressive Egyptians but God sent him into the backside of the desert for a further forty years before God saw He was ready!
    • Then there was Joseph who was mistreated by his jealous brothers and languished in a prison for seven years because of the lies of an evil woman and the forgetfulness of a fellow inmate, but when the time was right God rose him to a position of power and authority.
    • Paul the Apostle spent three years back in his homeland of Tarsus out of the lime light just when it looked like his amazing testimony was taking effect and people from all quarters were trusting in the same Jesus he once rejected and persecuted.

    And so you are not alone, even the lates and the greats have all been there, and would not have been the men and women of God they turned out to be without that all important standing process.

    As the following power verse reveals; our own strength is altered and renewed while waiting upon the Lord; and not a moment of that standing time is wasted. And as a result He will raise His faithful servant to a higher spiritual level where confidence and steadfastness is the name of the game. The Lord alone knows these are the characters that are needed in these spiritual dark days before the imminent coming of our beloved Lord

    "They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
    they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
    Isaiah 40: 31

    ~~~~~

    "It is God to whom and with whom we travel,
    and while He is at the end of our journey,
    He also is at every stopping place"
    Elizabeth Elliot

    ~~~~~

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  3. b_My Man is In

    What a pretty unstable few weeks it has been in Governments worldwide! Crazy amounts of unrest set us in a tailspin. Where do we go for stability if our leaders are not the Statesmen they ought to be?

    It doesn't matter which country we look at those at the top certainly have something missing! They do not have the living God at the centre of their lives and those who have voted them to their lofty position are quite possibly as Godless as they are!

    What a sorry state of affairs we find ourselves in.

    Some time ago I had a conversation with someone who couldn't get their head around the fact that I do not vote. He was certainly very bristled about this fact and this usually rather friendly person began to be rather aggressive towards me. As if it was all my fault the government is in the mess it's in!

    But I was able to reason with him when I told him that my Man is 'in' already. 'The Hope of all the earth' is on standby with everything under control, ready to show what proper rule is all about.

    This raised some curiosity which allowed me to speak of the wonderful Man in whom God finds all His delight.

    Many years ago when people were given a choice as to who might reign over them they could choose between Christ, the Son of God or Barabbas - a murderer and a thief!

    To me that was a no-brainer. After all, Jesus had demonstrated for the past three and a half years that He was the answer to all the problems that comes upon the human race.

    • He could heal the untouchable leper
    • He could give sight to blind people and hearing to the deaf
    • He could feed and satisfy thousands of hungry people with the meagre provisions of a lad's lunchbox
    • He could give back to the woman of ill repute her dignity again
    • And He could liberate those who were tormented with demons
    • He had control over the elements
    • He could restore deceased people back to life

    Who wouldn't want this kind of Man to be in charge?

    They would have been absolutely mad to reject this Man and choose a murderer instead ...
    But they did!

    So Jesus was given a cross, which was the total sum of what mankind really thought of Him, and Barabbas was set free because Jesus was dying literally in his place.

    If that was the end of the account we would all be in a more sorry state than what we are today because we would all have no hope. However, in the midst of the chaos we are witnessing today there shines a ray of hope because man is not going to have the final say.

    The Man who was rejected two thousand years ago was accomplishing something on that cruel cross that no one else could do. To all intents and purposes He was the victim of human brutality but something was happening there on the cross which made Him the Victor.

    The very thing that causes mankind to make the ridiculous choices they do is the sin for which Christ died. Sin is what separates us from God, and the choices we make drive the wedge deeper.

    Common sense ought to prevail, but seeing as it is that common sense comes from God we begin to understand why they of yesteryear chose Barabbas instead of the One with all the answers.

    And it also explains why we have such leaders of our lands who don't appear to know what they are doing.

    Back then when I looked at the choice of candidates from which to vote in our neck of the woods, I found at the time that three of them had been married more than once, several of the others were in favour of questionable practices, most were in favour of Sunday trading etc. I could go on but needless to say, I wasn't much impressed with the choice we had been given, so I chose not to vote. This I might add is a Biblical stance; for we are not instructed to vote but to pray for those who have the rule over us.

    I'm afraid the world is in the state of chaos that it is because of this one thing - the world still doesn't want Christ to reign over them. But joy reigns in the hearts of those who have been touched by Calvary's love and have the sweet Saviour reigning in their lives. We have the joyful anticipation of knowing that our Man is 'in'. He wasn't democratically voted there but He was chosen by God, and one day He will certainly rule the earth power and authority.

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  4. 06_Jun_Just Like His Father 

    "Then answered Jesus and said unto [the Jews], Verily, verily, I say unto you,
    The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do:
    for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise."
    John 5: 19.

    It's interesting listening to the comments of people when they look into the face of a new born baby: 'Aww, what a lovely baby ... He looks just like his dad, or just like her mum!

    I often wonder if the little baby will continue to look like dad or mum when it grows. I say that because I have observed that the distinctive features of a baby sometimes alter in the passing of time, and the infant that began looking like dad or mum ended up looking like the other parent as is in the case of my two grown up children.

    Then of course there's the character which is going to develop in time. What kind of person will that child one day become? Will he have his father's calm character, or love for music? Will she have her mother's flare for cooking and creativity. Will he have the exuberance his father has? Will she have the compassion and kindness of her mother? Etc.

    These are things that only time will bring out. If all is well the little baby will grow up in a home surrounded in love, and will be corrected and guided along the right paths.

    This month being the time in which fathers are remembered and celebrated is a good time to think for a while about the ultimate Father and the ultimate Son, and just how much alike they are.

    There is one thing for certain, when Mary and Joseph looked into the face of the new born infant Jesus they were looking at One who was certainly just like His Father and would remain so all of His short life here on earth.

    Have you ever sat and wondered what God is really like? If it were possible to see Him, would He be anything like you expected? Artists of yesteryear created intricate works in their attempts to depict the essence of God in person. I can hardly imagine their attempts came anywhere near the mark; for the Lord Jesus said that God is a Spirit and a Spirit is impossible to express in tangible form.

     06_Jun_Just Like His Father b

    Which reminds me of a little story I heard a while about a little boy who was feverishly scribbling on a piece of paper with coloured pencils. His mum was curious and asked him what he was drawing? Without looking up he said in a thoughtful voice ... I'm drawing a picture of - - - God!

    She thought how she might reply to him, and after a moment she gently laid her hand on his shoulder and said, 'but darling, nobody knows what God looks like!' To which he confidently replied, 'they will when I have finished!' :-)

    ~~~~~

    The Bible tells us that the Lord Jesus is:

    'The brightness of [God's] glory, and the express image of his person'
    Hebrews 1: 3

    Which means that every part of His Personhood is an exact expression of what God is like.

    So, If you want to know what God's thoughts are on women all you have to do is look and see the way Jesus was a complete gentleman and treated each one who crossed His path with honour and respect no matter who they were!

    Take a look at Him with little ones crawling all over him and His appeal to be childlike in order to be accepted by God, and you will see that He has a special place in His heart for children.

    If you want to know what God thinks of politics and religion just take a look at Jesus reaction and interaction with those who represented these systems in the world of that day and you will certainly be enlightened, if not rather surprised!

    His compassion was incomparable, His love immeasurable. He was untainted by human disease, unaffected by sin, and unperturbed by endless distractions. He was perfect, pure, and patient. He was approachable and altogether lovely.

    The way He thought with purity and power, the way He spoke in that authoritive manner, the way He looked in that soul piercing way, the way He touched with unmatched tenderness and compassion all go to express to us clearly that the world has never seen a man like this before.

    Whatever it was He was doing or saying was a direct expression of the very things that God would do and say!

    These are the very things that He would like you to know; for in the knowing of such wonderful things is the potential for a direct relationship with this altogether lovely Man who is alive in heaven today.

    Knowing such things I might add is not sufficient to alter our eternal destiny but knowing how wonderful He is and how compassionate He is helps us to understand and trust that He is the only One who can take the burden of sin you carry far away and never to be accounted for again.

    Jesus, who is just like His Father came to this earth on a mission and He wasn't going to be diverted from it until His work was done. He not only came to express in His Personhood the very likeness of God His Father but He purposed to go to the cross to suffer, bleed and to die all in the place of undeserving sinners like ourselves.

    In His pure perfection He bore our imperfection. In His uniqueness He bore such as is common to us all. In His purity He bore our filth and in His loneliness He bore our separation once for all. O, that our souls may be deeply moved by such a One as this and by His pure unselfish love that took Him to Calvary's hill to suffer in our place.

    When God looks upon people like us, the Bible tells us that He is: 'longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.' 1 Peter 3: 9.It is God's desire that we become intimately acquainted with His beloved Son; for the more we know Him, the more we love Him. And it is common knowledge that we tend to be rather like the One we love; therefore the more we love the Lord Jesus, the more like Him we will become. That's just the way our Father in Heaven would have us to be --- Just like Jesus!

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  5. While on a trip to Tenerife last month we enjoyed some rather lovely warm weather and enjoyed a rest which seemed like a long time in coming but it arrived at last.

    One of the things I was very much looking forward to doing was a boat trip to see dolphins in their natural environment.

    We duly paid our fee and looked forward with joyful anticipation for when the day arrived. A day or two before, I began to ask the Lord for a special inspirational thought as a result of such a wonderful thing that I might be able to share with you.

    I mean, could one spend time with such beautiful sea creatures and not be inspired in some sort of way?

    At last the day arrived and we made our way to the area where the coach was to collect us. It was a warm and sunny day ... 

    Good start!

    We had visions of spending the day with like minded people on this wonderful luxurious vessel we reserved and when we arrived at the port we were ushered into a long queue to wait to board.

    While waiting in the heat we saw our vessel coming in with a load of people on board all looking very delighted ...

    Our turn next!

    However, the vessel carried on sailing further into the port away from our waiting queue. We were soon ushered into two smaller vessels which were moored closer and one or two of those waiting with us questioned those in charge as to why we were not going on the vessel we paid for.

    The Spanish man didn't appear to understand English! And we all had to make do with where we were placed!

    Soon we set sail out of the port into a choppy sea and I had to use all of my consecration to focus on my surroundings because I am prone to suffer from sea sickness.

    But after an hour or so my strength was beginning to wane and I finally succumbed along with other unfortunate souls like me. Unfortunately everyone else soon recovered except for a small boy and me and I spent the rest of the four and a half hour trip laying down on a narrow bench feeling very unwell and shaking like a leaf with dehydration shock.

    I managed to lift my head in time to see a mother dolphin and her young one curl out of the water and another one completely break the water a few metres further away and that was the extent of my pleasure for that afternoon ... Oh dear!

    b_what you pay for

    When Paul wasn't attending to his ailing wife he went off to collect some wonderful video footage leaving me feeling sorry for myself!

    Not a very inspirational afternoon after all!

    It took a couple of days to completely recover and in the mean time we made inquiries about why we were not placed on the vessel which had been advertised. After explaining that we had all been placed on the wrong vessel and I had been very unwell the travel Representative duly went off to see if we could be reimbursed in any way.

    Thankfully we were refunded a small amount but not fully; for the owner of the company made his excuses and it wasn't worth arguing about. After all, we were on holiday and didn't want to create a fuss.

    I don't suppose a beautiful luxurious vessel would have made any difference to my sea sickness but if we were on the vessel we paid for at least I could have been unwell in comfort :-)

    ~~~~~

    Upon reflecting about this event we felt that we didn't get what we paid very handsomely for and although we had a token reimbursement it would be a good idea to ask the Representative to be aware of this when selling this trip to other people ... After all, if you're paying so much for something like that you ought to get what you're paying for!

    Well, beautiful blue seas and happy playing Dolphins didn't end up being the source of inspiration in the end but instead I can't help but think that what you get in exchange for something you pay dearly for can be an unpleasant surprise sometimes!

    Think about it, what's going to happen to us all at the end of life's journey? We all know that death marks the end of our journey here on earth and the Bible tells us why:

    "...The wages of sin is death ..."
    Romans 6: 23

    What a mocking salary for a lifetime of expectancy!

    Some feel that they deserve better than that but the reality is that none of us do. Because of who we are as members of sinful humanity we get what we have worked so hard for!

    Thankfully that is not the end of the story. Where would we be without the hope the Bible offers to us in the Person of the beloved Son of God?

    We would be hopelessly lost without Him that is for sure. Instead of working so hard for a lifetime for such a dismal reward, there is the grand opportunity to receive something from God that we do not deserve ... A gift ... a FREE gift!

    The same verse in the Bible that tells us about the wages of sin tells us about the gift of God:

    "For the wages of sin is death;
    but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord".

    Romans 6: 23

    Life that is a gift from God isn't just life here on earth but life that is eternal beginning here on earth for us to enjoy and make the most of to the fullest degree.

    The life that God has to impart is much more than life with holidays and life's pleasures but life that is abundant and that never ends when we pass away from this world into eternity.

    Jesus paid very highly for this gift from God to you and me. He paid for it with His own life on the cross when He was the One who received sins wages and was punished instead of us for our sin that separates us from God.

    There's nothing to do to receive this wonderful gift other than agree with God about your sin, bow the knee in humble submission confessing your need for forgiveness and ask Him humbly to be your Lord and Saviour from this time forth.

    If you do you will be the happy recipient of eternal treasures found in Christ. Something not you but He paid very dearly for!

     b_what we pay for b

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