One of my very Favorites:

You give (us) drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
Psalm 36:8,9 (NIV)

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6 thoughts on “One of my very Favorites:

  1. King David writes “For with You is the source of life. In Your light do we see light.”

    God, the Creator is the source of life, His light cannot be perceived by reflection. Only in His “light do we see light.” We do not see Light in His reflection. If we want to see His reflection in the world, we look at ways His light illuminates the world.

    The Christian church is now in Advent season of preparation for the coming of Christ to celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas. We receive faithfully the risen Christ whom comes to us in Word and Spirit, and to await with HOPE Christ’s coming in final victory.

    We light candles in our advent wreaths to dispel darkness and illuminate us. Our surroundings are illuminated by the candle light. You can see what’s around you. Secondly, you can see the light itself, the source of illumination. And when you look into the light — into the source — the world that surrounds you recedes from view.

    But our candle light is not the light itself. When we look at the light itself, we see the source. We perceive the light, not as a reflection, but the thing itself. We know of the light’s existence because we see the light. We don’t need it’s reflection to give us evidence of its existence.

    Jesus says, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12)

  2. ….And thats Christmas!!!!!!….because…our candle was snuffed out by sin/For all are born into sin because of Adam in Genisis chapter one….but when Jesus comes into our hearts…the candle is lit…and like you wrote Sara its not our light…its Jesus….thank you for making things so clear Sara…….dj

  3. “You give (us) drink from your river of delights.”

    I wonder how many delights we can discover in His River. Surely His menu is more extensive than my beloved Starbucks. I thought of just a few today.

    * the river of destiny
    * the river of liberty
    * the river of humility
    * the river of hope
    * the river of peace
    * the river of healing(s) (you and for the nations)

  4. the river of grace
    the river of mercy
    the river of love for He is Love
    the river of joy for His joy is our strength
    the river of comfort
    …….dj

  5. Jesus says, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12) You give (us) drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
    Psalm 36:8,9 (NIV) What wonderful and amazing scriptures. I feel like I’m a witness to these scriptures. I have been praying for my classroom (specifically the walls as I had been given a word earlier in the year by Sara that I needed to do that) daily and for the children God has placed under my care. Yesterday God confirmed these scriptures through a child in my class. I asked why she had her head on her desk, and she replied that she could not look up anymore. I asked her why and she said because there was a light coming from me and that it went into the walls of the classroom and then was spilling out over into the classroom. Awesome! Somehow she could see what these scriptures spoke about in a very real way. God showed her His glory and light. She saw the candle that the Lord had lite in me (especially the one of intercession) going forth into the classroom. The day before I had told the students about my friendship with my friend, Sara, who was like a giant candle who lite the many people lives (lights) around about her which were represented by smaller candles. In speaking these words from the day before, a child was able to see the light, the true light that I spoke of. How awesome is our God. God is working daily in our lives today, right now, and we give Him praise.

  6. 1 Corinthians 2:14:AMP.
    “But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.”

    The little girl and other students in the class spiritually discerned and welcomed in her/their heart(s) the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God.

    We are to be like little children and welcome the Spirit and His teachings into our hearts and share spirit to spirit. I think you were doing that Rena and the light goes forth into the hearts and ‘The Tree of Life’ is shining bright to welcome The King of Kings and The Lord of Lords.

    What a blessing! The prophet Isaiah foretold this story and we are living and experiencing The Light.

    1 Corinthians 2:14-16: Message
    “The unspiritual self, just as it is by nature, can’t receive the gifts of God’s Spirit. There’s no capacity for them. They seem like so much silliness. Spirit can be known only by spirit—God’s Spirit and our spirits in open communion. Spiritually alive, we have access to everything God’s Spirit is doing, and can’t be judged by unspiritual critics. Isaiah’s question, “Is there anyone around who knows God’s Spirit, anyone who knows what he is doing?” has been answered: Christ knows, and we have Christ’s Spirit.”

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