Thursday, April 15, 2010

Search Me

There was no flaw in the original design.  And as the Creator sees it. …there is no flaw in you.  You simply need His Life, His Spirit and His Word as apportioned to you by the authorized Redeemer and Restorer: Jesus Christ.  Your Personal Savior.

“…man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart,” 1 Samuel 16:7.  The heart is known by the Savior of the heart.  “I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you as your works deserve,” Revelation 2:23.  He searches the inner man and draws conclusions about our outer works from there.  This is good news!  Our Beloved has not come to fix our behaviors but to awaken our hearts.  He has come to restore the inner man by His Spirit.  He has come to us with an understanding of our deep places.  He has come with knowledge of the conforming pressures we have been subjected to.  “…He has born our griefs and carried our sorrows… .he was wounded… .he was crushed,” Isaiah 53:4-5.  He is completely acquainted with our human experience.  “For we do not have a priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknessses…,” Hebrews 4:15.  He knows how easily we bend and fold under pressure.  How easily we are conformed.  Therefore, He, Our Beloved, is able to judge the reasons for our behaviors.  He is fit to examine our works because He is personally familiar with our inner stories and the motives of our hearts.  “I do not even judge myself… .it is the Lord who judges me,” 1 Corinthians 4:3-4.  Simply said, He is a personal Savior who examines the inner man and does a work within us that is specific to our condition and stories.  We are not all the same.  And the Beloved performs a transformation in us that is personal.  “…For I did not come to judge the world, but to save it,” John 12:47.  We have arrived at the purpose of His indwelling personal Word.  To save us!  He examines us so that He might fully know us.  He searches the heart and mind so that He might save us from our personal condition.  “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart,” Hebrews 4:12-13.

It is good to know that He has come close.  That He has searched the heart.  That He has examined the mind.  He has visited us by our wells of noonday shame and our vineyards of captivity.  All that He might fully know us.  All that He might identify with us.  It is good to know that He has written a love song.  That He has formed a Word.  That He has spoken it into the chaos.  He has spoken to us and declared love for us at the risk of His reputation and fame.  He has pierced our conscience with the awareness of New Life and New Spirit. He has come to separate us from the marks left by thorns and briars.  From the message of the conforming pressures.  These are not our story.  Our story is rewritten by the very Word of His mouth.  He knows you personally and He writes, for you, a personal story.

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