December 1, 2018
Glory in the Streets
Lord, draw me closer during the coming season of Advent.
John said: An angel showed me the river of life-giving water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the street...
Revelation 22:1-2
Rising from the midst of the dust, busyness and noise of a small Mexican town was a church. Brilliant deep red tile covered the fa+ade. Inside, the interior exploded. They call it indigenous Baroque--a melding of Spanish and native traditions and imagery that covered every square inch. It was bright blue and red, it was crisp white, it was glowing swirls of gold. Baroque gets a bad rap. But really, it's simply an attempt to express the intense glory of God. Even our best human efforts--like this--can't capture it, of course, and even John's true and appealing vision only hints at it. But we trust in the promise. And so we set out on the journey, drawn by the vision, drawn by the glory of the child dwelling in the middle of our street, amid our dust, busyness and noise.

- Amy Welborn

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December 1, 2018 at 05:43 PM

ADVENT! A season of waiting, Expecting and hoping. This season helps us to prepare for the coming of Jesus - the
Christ-Child. Advent is a time to prepare our hearts, eliminate sin from our lives, LIKE TIM PUT IT "pick up the word, put yourself in the word and ask for his help".

Let us live as Jesus did - with "Love". God Bless Living Faith Family! Amen.

December 1, 2018 at 11:07 AM

Are you seeing this as John did? Revelation 22:1-7

God
* from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the street - flowing the river of life-giving water, sparkling like crystal!
* Night will be no more, nor will they need light from lamp or sun, for the Lord God shall give them light,
* “Behold, I am coming soon.” Blessed is the one who keeps the prophetic message of this book.

Heaven
* On either side of the river grew the tree of life that produces fruit twelve times a year, once each month; the leaves of the trees serve as medicine for the nations.
* Nothing accursed will be found anymore.
* The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it,

Me
* His servants will worship Him.
* and they shall reign forever and ever.
* “These words are trustworthy and true, and the Lord, the God of prophetic spirits, sent His angel to show His servants what must happen soon.”

What is Jesus telling me today? Luke 21:34-36, "Jesus said to His disciples:
* “BEWARE that your hearts do not become drowsy from...the anxieties of daily life,
and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.
* For that day will ASSAULT everyone who lives on the face of the earth.
* BE VIGILANT at all times and PRAY that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.”

My prayer and my worship:
Thy Word by Amy Grant
https://youtu.be/M_3Ad3Q4Rrk

P.S. Amy Grant memorized the book of James by singing the whole book :-)

December 1, 2018 at 10:06 AM

Amen

December 1, 2018 at 08:49 AM

Let all of us come closer to the Lord. All it will take is for us to pick up the word, put yourself in the word and ask for his help.

He will help you understand the word, but our world needs to be quiet so we can hear his word through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Prayers to all of our Living Faith Family.

Amen

Tillie
December 1, 2018 at 05:23 PM

Tim, Beautifully said! Amen.

annie
December 1, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Well stated Tim. May our LF Family all have a blessed Advent. God Bless us, Everyone!
Amen

Daniel
December 1, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Glad to see the contemplative tradition alive and activate in the church.. thanks brother.
Peace be with you all!

Kjc
December 1, 2018 at 10:11 AM

Holy Spirit open my heart and mind to the words of the Lord

Salina
December 1, 2018 at 10:08 AM

Amen!!!

Sandy
December 1, 2018 at 10:05 AM

Nice said, Tim.

Sandy
December 1, 2018 at 10:05 AM

Nice said, Tim.

Lia
December 1, 2018 at 09:14 AM

Amen :)

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