I’m going to keep it brief for the Ezekiel comment, I have a couple more things on my mind.
I saw myself as the big cedar. I saw myself rising up closer to God. Soaking deep in his living water causing me as a branch on His vine to grow and make fruit. I also must watch for spores of fungus in the shape of greed, envy, lust and coveting. The more I read, the more I want to read ahead, because the more I read, the more I believe.
This Chapter a day is my plate, and upon it I get served my daily bread. Christ is the bread of life that nourishes my soul on a moment to moment basis.
Christ said in John 4:14 that “whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst” And that’s because when you have Him inside you, your an heir to eternal life. However I still thirst… for knowledge, for understanding of this wonderful mystery. For the close intimacy with my Father God.
Thank the Lord for His word! Thank you Father for this book, this story of your creation and law. Thank you for sending your Son to die for us and pay the price for all sin and be the sacrificial lamb for the world. Thank you for the Spirit of Truth. Thank you for your armour,
Thank you for being my shield, my shelter, my cornerstone.
If it wasn’t for reading John, I never would have found who Jesus really was. The connections between the old and new testaments where bonding in my heart. I was born a Jew and always had faith and believed in God, but only through mosaic law, I never left synagogue feeling like I was with God there…Everything I did in the synagogues felt dogmatic and ritualistic and that I was completing a task to satisfy the laws I was raised to follow, As I type this I’m reminded of Galatians 3. I was in a “do” religion based – stop at deuteronomy life . My belief in God had always existed and I had always believed in miracles, and I was just learning of the first seven Jesus had done. Turning water into wine, healing a Roman officials son, healing an invalid of 30 years, feeding 5000, waking on water, healing a blind man and raising Lazurus. Amazing, powerful and recorded much more recently than the old test, and on different accounts making similar information. I was learning who Jesus really was and I felt God was talking right to me. Saying “it’s ok! You know now, The Messiah had come! And it was Jesus.
After that my light was on full glow with eyes and heart wide open.
It’s coming up on two years regularly attending church and 7 months since my baptism and I can still close my eyes and remember the joyous feelings of rebirth. This weekend my wife is getting baptized and we are dedicating our son to the church and we’re celebrating a 1 year birthday on our chapter a day journey.
Thanks to all and anyone who read this.
Blessings to all.