Friday, December 27, 2013

Revelation 1-4

We begin the book of Revelation today and read chapters one through four.  My six year- old, got a drum set yesterday for Christmas.  I am writing through the noise.  I may have to set my alarm to get up a little earlier during the rest of Christmas break...

So back to Revelation 1-4, John gets a vision from Jesus while being "in the Spirit" about days to come.  That's what sets this book apart from all the other New Testament writing.  We learn Jesus' words concerning seven stars (the angels over the churches) and seven lamp stands (seven churches in Asia).  The bottom line in these first chapters is this; hold onto your faith.  Don't forget what you believe, and act on it.  

I don't know about you, but the book of Revelation has always been very intimidating to me. In fact, I admit to avoiding it.  The details are a little scary and kind of weird to my mortal mind because I don't get it all at this point.  I hope that's okay for now.

Here's what I think I need to know for today,

11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

Jesus is talking to me.  He wants my time and attention.  And most importantly, He deserves it...

“You are worthy, our Lord and God,

    to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
    and by your will they were created
    and have their being.”

A prayer for today-

Dear God,

Thank you for being with me in Spirit.  Forgive me for all the times I do not prepare enough room for You in my heart.  You deserve all the glory and honor and power, Lord.  I want to know the fullness of Your joy.  I am so thankful that I always have everything I need with You.

In the name of Jesus I pray,


*This post is part of A Mind-Maker-Upper's Everyday Reading Project.  Click here to read more.


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