Friday, January 11, 2013

Come Up Higher

But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests.
- Luke 14:10 -

When the life of grace first begins in the soul, we draw near to God.

But it is with fear and trembling.

We are conscious of our guilt, and we are humbled.

We take the lowest room.

As we grow in grace, we continue to have the holy awe.

We know that we are in the presence of God who can create and destroy.

But our fear has become a holy reverence, and no more an overshadowing dread.

We are called up higher.

We are called to greater access to God in Christ Jesus.

We approach the throne of grace, and see the God of love, goodness, and mercy.

We see in God more of His goodness than His greatness, more of His love than His majesty.

We are called to come up higher.

We draw near to God in holy confidence.

We call Him, "Abba, Father."

We go from strength to strength,

And we grow daily in grace,

Until we see Him face to face.

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