Reflections on the Book of Life
Dear Kindred Spirits in Christ,
I've been on a soul journey through the holiday season, with thoughts and questions that only Father God can clarify. Our lives are truly an open book to Him. He Who sees all and knows all continues to gaze upon us from His heavenly throne, with Christ our intercessor at His right hand, as the Holy Spirit indwells within every son and daughter who are His.
I ponder the Book of Life, where our acts are continually recorded. How thick and full it must be, to hold every action of humanity within its pages. Yet the word speaks of multiple books, and a Book of Death. We do not want to be found in a recording of doomed souls! May God forbid!
Revelation 3:5: He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
What a glorious promise!
I recently listened to a tape from my pastor entitled "God's Rag Tag Army." In it, I was reminded that God rarely uses the powerful and rich to bring forth His plans. The humble and everyday salt of the earth people are most often used, as evidenced by biblical history and accounts...Revelation 2:9: I know your works, tribulation, and poverty, but you are rich...
Yes, we are rich indeed, with our true treasures waiting for us in Heaven. And claiming Philippians 4:19 is our assurance that all needs will be met in the flesh, through His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, within God's Will and purpose. And although each of our journeys is filled with every conceivable circumstance and happening along the way, we have the grace of God above all, as we overcome through prayer, faith, good works and repentance. We walk together in spirit, on the narrow path home - and I hope and pray that each of us will have many rewards and blessings waiting for us on Judgement Day, when the Book of Life is opened...