Saturday, January 28, 2017

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: A Finite Man's Greatest Achievement Is ...! + PRAYER: Father, I Am Fighting The Good Fight Of Faith!

There Is A Strong
BUT
Misguided Belief That
Man's Greatest Achievements
Are In
Academia
Sports
Entertainment
Science
AND
Finance
Lauded
Applauded
By Like Men
BUT
I Beg To Differ
For
Our Greatest Achievement
Is When
Our Faith Moves To Action
The Mighty Hand Of Holy Power!

Consider The Hand
That Made
The Universe Wide
AND
Also Man In His Own Image
That He Desires
Would In Him Constantly Confide!
Think Also
Of All The Promises
Signed Off On
In Blood
AND
The Word That Says
Ask ... AND Receive
AND
Come Unto Me ... And Live!

Think Also Of The Eternal God
Giving A Finite Man
Leave
To Approach Unto His Glorious Presence
But Only If
By Faith
You Believe
That He Is Faithful
Just
Kind
AND
A Providing Savior-Shepherd, True
Who Desires To Hear
Our Believing Heart's Petitions
So That He May Provide
What ... In His Wisdom
Is Good For Us
AND
For His Glory, Too!

A Prayer Answered
Even With A:

"No!"
"Yes!"
"Wait!"
"My Grace Is Sufficient For Thee!"

And Given Into The Hands Of 
A Believing Child
Sends Faith Soaring
Into Yonder Sky Blue
For We Then
- In Hind Sight -
Can See The Loving Care
Displayed By The All-Knowing God
Which Also Is All-Powerful
AND
Is Present
Everywhere!

Imagine ...
NO!
Believe
That The Creator Of The Still-Expanding Universe
Cares For
Loves Gracefully
AND
Feels Mercifully
For His Child Of The Dust
AND
Consider That
He Is Never Tired
Nor Too Busy To Hear
Of The Things
That Cause Us To Stress Out And Fuss!

The God Of The Universe
The Eternal God Who Made Earth
The Creator God Who Made Man
For Want Of A Nicer Expression
Is Our Wet And Baby Nurse
Providing For
Cleaning
Feeding
Teaching
Leading
Guiding
Protecting
Never Lying
Doing Everything
- He Has The Power -
To Bless
AND
To Eternally Save Us!

All That Is Required Of Us
Is Loving
Faithful
Trusting Obedience
So That There Is Never A Need
For Us
To Run With Bad Company
AND
To Yell:

"Fire! Fire!
Lord, Save Me!
This Living Life Is Pure Hell
And I Can't Breathe!"


Constant Communication
With
Our Holy God
Avails Us Of
Necessary Care And Comfort!

Our Father Is Big!
His Hands Are Wide!
His Love Is Deep
AND
In Our Heart
- If Invited -
He Will Surely Abide!

Pray Earnestly
Confidently
Constantly
Believingly
AND
Watch 
Our Heavenly Father Work Wonders
Time And Again
For Me
AND
For You!


What Will Your True Achievement Be?
Pray
And ... Watch God's Hand's Move
For Thee!

PRAYER:


Father,
I Am Fighting The Good Fight Of Faith!
I Will My Hands Lift Up
If You Will Hold Them Up!
I Can Do Nothing Of Myself, Lord
For I Was Born A Sin Slave
Deserving Only
A Cold Dark Grave
But
I Here Make My Claim
Against The Promise You Made
In The Blood Of The Beloved
For
I Desire
From Eternal Death
To Be Saved!

You Are The God Holy!
You Are The God True!
So,  Please
In Jesus' Name
Honor Your Promise
For
Father,
I Can Depend On No One
But You!

Father,
You Call Upon Me To Believe!
You Promised Never Me Ever To Deceive!
You Gave Gifts Unto Men -
My Talent I Joyously Receive
And
By Jesus Christ
- My Hope For Glory -
I Intend
Heaven
To Achieve!

Help Me To Grow
In Faith
By Your Great Grace
Is My Heart's Earnest Plea
In Jesus Christ's Holy Name!
I Love You, Lord!
AMEN.