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My heart wants to see you in heaven
Perhaps you think me a fool
Yet, I pray we’ll meet in paradise
May your heart be a well where He reigns and rules.
Is it silly I care?
My priorities must change
Mine and my King’s must became one and the same.
My heart longs to see you in heaven
Perhaps you’ll think me a joke
Still, I pray you’ll be wise with the days of your life
May our hearts become flesh in a world made of stone.
Is it silly I care?
Some things need to change
My Jesus is Lord, yet, the world mocks His name.
May we meet again in paradise
I pray that you’ll see things anew
When these prayers are answered, may we connect as friends
Till then, I’ll keep praying for you.
November 20, 2019 – March 17, 2022
Chists’ Love Compels (or Controls) Us ❤
…..Sooner or later we’ll all have to face God, regardless of our conditions. We will appear before Christ and take what’s coming to us as a result of our actions, either good or bad.
That keeps us vigilant, you can be sure. It’s no light thing to know that we’ll all one day stand in that place of Judgment. That’s why we work urgently with everyone we meet to get them ready to face God. God alone knows how well we do this, but I hope you realize how much and deeply we care. We’re not saying this to make ourselves look good to you. We just thought it would make you feel good, proud even, that we’re on your side and not just nice to your face as so many people are. If I acted crazy, I did it for God; if I acted overly serious, I did it for you. Christ’s love has moved me to such extremes. His love has the first and last word in everything we do.
Our firm decision is to work from this focused center: One man died for everyone. That puts everyone in the same boat. He included everyone in his death so that everyone could also be included in his life, a resurrection life, a far better life than people ever lived on their own.2 Corinthians 5:9-15 (The Message)
Things Aren’t Always as They Appear
It has not been uncommon, by any means, for the cold and the prudent; for formal professors and for hypocrites to regard the warm-hearted and zealous friends of religion as maniacs. Festus thought Paul was deranged, when he said, “Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad,” Acts 26:24-28 ; and the Saviour Himself was regarded by his immediate relatives and friends as beside Himself, Mark 3:21 And at all times there have been many, both in the church and out of it, who have regarded the friends of revivals, and of missions, and all those who have evinced any extraordinary zeal in religion, as deranged. The object of Paul here is to show, whatever might be the appearance or the estimate which they affixed to his conduct, what were the real principles which actuated him. These were zeal for God, love to the church, and the constraining influences of the love of Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:14-15.Barnes Notes on the Bible