WALK IN STEP WITH THE SEASON
since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,
by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, His body,
and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings,
having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience
and having our bodies washed with pure water.
Therefore, Jesus said again,
‘Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.
All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them.
I am the gate; whoever enters through Me will be saved.
They will come in and go out, and find pasture.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
The way into a silence which is filled with God is not through our own efforts, or having the right techniques; it's not about the latest wisdom on mindfulness, or having the correct mantra; our access entirely depends on a blood-spattered entry ticket.
It’s all about Jesus. It’s always all about Jesus. In this season of winter quiet, our Heavenly Father is inviting us into a transformational encounter; but to be sure of getting the real deal, we have to come in His appointed way. And that means putting our 'stuff' down and accepting His wonderful provision for us—couldn't be easier.....
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