Saturday, April 17, 2010

O STAND AMAZED AT HIS FREE GRACE

Thomas Sherman, "Divine Breathings; Or, a Pious Soul Thirsting after Christ")

O precious saint! Three questions call for your answer:
1. What were you?
2. What are you?
3. What shall you be?

1. What were you?
Dead in your transgressions and sins,
a rebel to your God,
a prodigal to your Father,
a slave to your lust,
the devil's captive,
on the highway to hell.

2. What are you?
Redeemed by Christ,
a royal child of God,
the spouse of Christ,
the temple of the Holy Spirit,
the heir of a priceless eternal inheritance!

3. What shall you be?
A glorious saint,
a companion of angels,
a triumphant victor,
a crowned king,
an attendant on the Lamb,
a participant in those soul-ravishing and ineffable excellencies that are in God! You shall behold the King of Glory face to face--and enjoy immediate communion with Jesus Christ! Nay more, you are made one with Him:
clothed with His excellencies,
enthroned with His glories,
crowned with His eternity,
and filled with His felicity!

"No eye has seen,
no ear has heard, and
no mind has imagined . . .
what God has prepared for those who love Him!"
1 Corinthians 2:9

O stand amazed at His free grace--and render all the glory to God!

4 comments:

Filipe Vieira said...

Hey =)
I'm a baptist too, from São Paulo, and I'd like to meet you online!! It's kinda rare finding a girl that makes a blog about God.. what have we got to lose, right? =)
email me, please: lipevieira2@hotmail.com

Maxine said...

If all this doesn't make us want to should Hallelujah than nothing will. Thanks for this blessed reminder of all we have in Christ and what He has brought us from.

Robert said...

Hi,

My name is Rev Robert Wright, Editor for Christian.com, a social network made specifically for Christians, by Christians. We embarked on this endeavor to offer the entire Christian community an outlet to join together and better spread the good word of Christianity. Christian.com has many great features like Christian TV, prayer requests, finding a church, receiving church updates and advice. We have emailed you to collaborate with you and your blog to help spread the good word of Christianity. I look forward to your response regarding this matter. Thanks!


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Baptist Girl said...

Hi Maxine, Your welcome and thank you for you blog that is so God honoring.

Cristina

Hi Filipe, nice to meet you. My daughter traveled with her church a few years ago and did some short term Missionery work there, she was truly blessed by the folks she met there.