is saying: A new start. A new beginning. Start things off
as you mean them to go on. Lay a good foundation. A foundation
of love, of humility. Take the lower seat and humble yourself
under the mighty hand of God. He will exalt you in due season
if you stay in that servant position and do not hanker to
be in control. I am in control and you are my child. All things
are yours. You are free, but use your freedom to build up
that other one who feels inferior and threatened. Stay humble.
5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:
disciples fought to get the highest seat. We might not be
quite as blatant as James and John. But we can seethe inwardly
when we are not shown the honour we think we deserve. Yet
we are called to be like our Master, who for the sake of love
gave up his reputation and became the servant of us all. When
we know who we really are in Christ and what we really have
got in Him we will not try to fight for the higher seat but
be all that He has called us to be in love..
2:16 As free, and not using [your] liberty for a cloke of
maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
Luk 14:10,11 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in
the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may
say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have
worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that
humbleth himself shall be exalted
"And they shall do exploits"
Bright lights with fountains
of hopefulness, where the essence of perfume pervades
as a gentle soothing breeze, touching the soul and
lifting all into the realms of glory, where love
The darkness is no more and
the comeliness of all inspires as with a song, when
joy and gentleness caress the heart and beauty transforms
In the place where the hills
are green and where the blossoms kiss the lush pasture
all shall move away from the wilderness and enter
an oasis of rich and glorious bountifulness.
There shall be speech in a
strange language and it's utterance shall edify,
exhort and comfort.
No more the disdain of youth,
to mock, for the power of The most high God shall
enter in and shall break the bands asunder and the
mountains shall fall at the word of His mouth, the
lilies shall blossom as the rose. And his privilege
shall be to serve His flock as before.