Friday, January 1, 2010
happy new year!
While we are ushering in the new, I am looking back on the old with this layout for the MME Blog. Here is my journaling. Click here for some more details of the page.
What I learned in 2009: This year was a very profound year for me. Looking back today, I know it to the most significant spiritual year ever. God taught me so much about who He is and what Jesus did for me. As long as I can remember my desire was (and is) for God... to know Him. This year I started out with the Phil 3: ten prayer: For my determined purpose is that I may know Him -that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly, and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection which it exerts over believers, and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed in spirit into His likeness even to His death. All I can say that He put my feet on a path that makes me jump for joy. This is what I learned this year: The harvest is ripe when the one seed is mirrored in the many. This means that when Jesus died and was resurrected His life and being was mirrored in my life. I read Jan Brand's books to shreds and learned that I am in right standing with God. I am so totally persuaded today of the incredible price that Jesus paid on the cross... i just know that we have not even scratched the surface of His amazing grace. He raised us up with Him. We are embraced in Him. My point of departure remains that I am raised with Him. God taught me that I do not have to impress Him with my good works. Not my best work on earth could make me more acceptable to Him. Only the
righteousness that Jesus worked on my behalf through His life, death and resurrection. Now when I read the word, I read it with the knowledge that Jesus is the pin code of the Word... every condition ever anticipated in the word, is yes and amen in Him. God’s knowledge of me is not recent. He knew me even before I was conceived! I am His thought! I am His invention! God does not have a plan for my life... my life is His plan! I also learnt that I can stop asking and start thanking! Every promise (not just some) is yes and Amen in Him! I have done away with prayers of hunger! Truth is no consciousness of sin but consciousness of Jesus and his full work for truth only came by Jesus. I have removed songs of HUNGER and DESIRE from my life. Prayers of MORE LORD, MORE LORD have been removed from my mind by realizing that the message of Jesus is not a mere theory but a reality. It is not fit for preachers and believers of Grace to sing law based songs of hunger. I stopped living in death. It’s a wonderful thing to realize for the first time in my life that Jesus lives! He is Immanuel! God with us! He is near to us, in our hearts and on our lips. He removed every excuse for distance! In Him we live and move and have our being! we can start living knowing that He is with us. That He loved us from the start! Believing in Jesus is the only condition for us to be called Children of God. Paul wrote about the ‘wealth’ or ‘riches’ of being fully persuaded (Col 2:2) There is a richness of life, a rest of satisfaction, an abundance of contentment, that is only found in being fully persuaded. Romans 3 24 made a difference: All are justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace (His unmerited favour and mercy), through the redemption which is provided in Christ Jesus, and Romans 5:l7 made a difference: For if because of one man's trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive God's overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness putting them into right standing with Himself] reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). Yes. 2oo9 was truly remarkable.
Peace! and love!
written by Wilna Furstenberg