Sunday, March 1, 2009

Eternal Beauty

We sung the Lord's prayer this morning at church...
These are just some thoughts, inspired by what God has told us to pray for, and then flowing off of a few things I've been contemplating recently.

Our Father hallowed be thy name
You, O Lord, are holy and deserve my adoration and all honor.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
I pray you would hasten your coming as I seek to fulfill your plan to bring people into a real relationship with you
Give us today our daily bread
Provide for my needs and the needs of Your body, the church
and forgive our debts
Cleanse and heal us
We need your mercy
as we forgive our debtors
Help us to understand Your forgiveness through forgiving one another in love
and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil
Shield me from the destruction of the world and cover me with Grace
for thine is the Kingdom forever
I acknowledge You are forever, You are in control and You are the ruler of all of heaven and earth for eternity!
I acknowledge the reality of eternity and that you've already won and taken the throne!
Eternity is now!
It's already begun.
If something has no end, then can it resonably be subject to time constraints?
Has it not already existed?

I acknowledge eternity--
I will see souls
I will seek to see not the physical but the eternal.
Each soul reflects a part of my Lord, therefore each soul has a beauty all it's own
That beauty, has been robbed from so many souls,
The beauty of God's own righteousness
He seeks to restore it.
God's creation, His souls.
are beautiful and individual.
I will seek to patch the holes in people's souls
with the fabric of salvation.
see not the physical but the eternal
For what is eternally beautiful but the Lord?
Let us not destory our bodies and souls
but let us understand
our Master is gracious and has given us life and dignity!
My sin destroys that which my Savior loved--Me
not only me but the others I hurt when I sin
Let me value the eternal
I want to understand who I am!
He values me and says I am beautiful
So I want to know who I am
He sees the eternal, so what beauty am I given?
Surely it is not physical,
but it is His own Righteousness
The Lord's beauty is now mine and resides in me
I have become the Beauty of the Lord
As the eternal Beauty of the Lord,
How will I live?
Isaiah 43, 52:1-2, 54
Jeremiah 31
2 Corinthians 5:21
Micah 7:18-20
Colossians 1:27


  1. Wow April, this was a really encouraging blog.

    "The Lord's beauty is now mine and resides in me I have become the Beauty of the Lord
    As the eternal Beauty of the Lord,
    How will I live?"- if only all Christians realized and lived this.

    What a wonderful truth.

  2. I really like Isaiah 54:10

    "Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,"says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

    thanks for your thoughts :)

  3. This was really beautiful! I was blessed simply by reading this. :-)