Meditation Thought: “no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord. (Isaiah 54:17)
“Do not strain so much in your walk. You are focusing too much on the stones and steep places in the path, and not looking to the grandeur of the view – and to the excitement of reaching higher and higher places which will have views even more breath-taking.
The devotion of Jesus’ followers cannot be ignored. It is the very knowledge of the opposition to them – the intensity of it – that leads credence to their witness. If what they had found was not true – if it was not superior to ordinary existence – why did they suffer so to hold on to it and refuse to deny it?
When you, as did Jesus in the flesh, catch the vision of the way things should be; the way they are in My perfect plan, and when you are so enthused about helping to bring that plan into an accomplished fact that you ignore all opposition, then you are in the process of being confirmed to My character.
Only you can have the faith in Me great enough to seek My will and do it.
Only you can decide to trust Me not to cause you harm.
Only you can believe that I truly do love you, and that I created you to be the object of My love, and the delight of My heart.
Only you can respond to such a love with a similar love.
Only you can decide whether to welcome My Spirit into your spirit.
I stand at the door of the heart and knock – but I will not break down the door. Each one must respond and open the door if I am to enter.”