Gifted for Leadership- Solitude

This article from the blog Gifted for Leadership is exceptional.  It is written for women, Christian women who want to go further in their ministry.  Check it out.

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Life Eternal

Life eternal—eternal love. Nicholas of Cusa was a Christian mystic who lived during the 1400s wrote Vision of God. One quote that touched me deeply last night was “Life eternal is nought other than that blessed regard wherewith Thou never ceasest to behold me, yea, even the secret places of my soul. With Thee to behold is to give life; ’tis unceasingly to impart sweetest love of Thee; ’tis to inflame me to love of Thee by love’s imparting, and to feed me by inflaming, and by feeding to kindle my yearning, and by kindling to make me drink of the dew of gladness, and by drinking to infuse in me a fountain of life, and by infusing to make it increase and endure.”

To know love so completely that you glow with the radiant light of the Son. To feel the warm embrace of His loving arms around you in any and all situations. To see His loving reflection in your eyes, and know that all is well with your soul. That is life eternal.

Abundance

Oshkosh, Wisconsin      Photo Credit: Denise L. White

 

 

Peer at the clear light of God. Isn’t it wonderful? He provides everything needed for true life-real life. Not the shallow water of despair and futility, but the radiant life which strengthens, embraces, creates and stirs our hearts toward goodness and light-toward God.
John 10:9-11 [New American Standard Bible] states, “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. 11 “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.”
There is one condition to having an abundance life, and it is through the doorway of Christ. Being with Him you find eternal life with the [only]Person who offers you everything both now and forever.
Attempts made at trying match what God offers doesn’t measure up. There is nothing this world offers which compares with amazing treasures awaiting those who enter through the door with Christ. Henry David Thoreau once said, “What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.”
The abundant life is only available in the awesome, magnificent presence and power of God.
Go ahead! Peep in.