My Daily Bread –  JAH.GOD.FATHER.LOVED.JESUS…JOY(JESUS.Others.You).may.be.FULL.JOY.in.you. JESUS “As the FATHER has LOVED Me, so have I LOVED you. Abide in My LOVE. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My LOVE, just as I have kept My FATHER’S commandments and abide in His LOVE. These things I have spoken to you, that My JOY may be in you, and that your JOY may be full.  “LOVE so amazing, so divine demands my soul, my life, my all.” All of Me. It is our privilege to give everything we have to the ONE who gave us everything on the cross. Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to GOD—this is your true and proper worship. Wait.on.the.LORD.Be.of.Good.Courage.He.Shall.Strengthen.thine.Heart:Wait.I.Say.on.the.LORD.


My Daily Bread –  JAH.GOD.FATHER.LOVED.JESUS…JOY(JESUS.Others.You).may.be.FULL.JOY.in.you. JESUS “As the FATHER has LOVED Me, so have I LOVED you. Abide in My LOVE. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My LOVE, just as I have kept My FATHER’S commandments and abide in His LOVE. These things I have spoken to you, that My JOY may be in you, and that your JOY may be full.  
“LOVE so amazing, so divine demands my soul, my life, my all.” 

All of Me. It is our privilege to give everything we have to the ONE who gave us everything on the cross. Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to GOD—this is your true and proper worship. 

Wait.on.the.LORD.Be.of.Good.Courage.He.Shall.Strengthen.thine.Heart:Wait.I.Say.on.the.LORD. 

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John 15:9-11

JESUS “As the FATHER has LOVED Me, so have I LOVED you. Abide in My LOVE. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My LOVE, just as I have kept My FATHER’S commandments and abide in His LOVE. These things I have spoken to you, that My JOY may be in you, and that your JOY may be full. 

http://www.mydailybible.org/dv/esv/2017-03-01.htm

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Wait on the LORD : be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD .

Psalms 27:14 KJV

http://bible.com/1/psa.27.14.KJV

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All of Me. It is our privilege to give everything we have to the ONE who gave us everything on the cross.

Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to GOD—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1

Young Isaac Watts found the music in his church sadly lacking, and his father challenged him to create something better. Isaac did. His hymn “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” has been called the greatest in the English language and has been translated into many other languages.

Watts’s worshipful third verse ushers us into the presence of CHRIST at the crucifixion.

“LOVE so amazing, so divine demands my soul, my life, my all.” —Isaac Watts

See from His head, His hands, His feet,

Sorrow and LOVE flow mingled down.

Did e’er such LOVE and sorrow meet

Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

The crucifixion Watts describes so elegantly stands as history’s most awful moment. We do well to pause and stand with those around the cross. The SON of GOD strains for breath, held by crude spikes driven through His flesh. After tortured hours, a supernatural darkness descends. Finally, mercifully, the LORD of the universe dismisses His anguished spirit. An earthquake rattles the landscape. Back in the city the thick temple curtain rips in half. Graves open, and dead bodies resurrect, walking about the city (Matt. 27:51–53). These events compel the centurion who crucified JESUS to say, “Surely He was the SON of GOD!” (v. 54).

“The Cross reorders all values and cancels all vanities,” says the Poetry Foundation in commenting on Watts’s poem. The song could only conclude: “LOVE so amazing, so divine demands my soul, my life, my all.”

It is our privilege to give everything we have 

to the ONE who gave us everything on the cross.

INSIGHT:

When the LORD JESUS CHRIST hung upon the cross, cosmic events accompanied by signs and wonders occurred between heaven and earth. A supernatural darkness came over the earth midday. Many theologians believe that for the first time in eternity past the fellowship between the triune GOD—FATHER, SON, and HOLY SPIRIT—was interrupted. As CHRIST took our sins upon Himself on the cross, His FATHER could not stay in fellowship with Him. An earthquake opened the tombs of some Old Testament believers, who were brought back to life. So dramatic were these events that even a Gentile, such as the Roman centurion who oversaw JESUS’S crucifixion, made a declaration of faith.

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