Monday, June 6, 2011

My Beloved

I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine. Song of Solomon 6:3
I really just want to share with you my love for Jesus. He is truly the only reason I live. I have been reckoning lately, that He truly is my Beloved. It is very difficult  to explain, but I have truly fallen in love, deeper then ever before, with my Lord! Not that I was never in love with Him before, but I have had such a deep craving to seek His face, and the depths of my heart leap with joy with Love for Him! Not for myself, but for Him alone.
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. And all the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on His left.
Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.'
Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite you in, or naked, and clothe You? And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?'
And the King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'
Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.'
Then they themselves will also answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?'
Then He will answer them, saying, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.' And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." Matthew 25:31-46
By loving the 'least of these' we are loving the Lord. We are to work as if we are working for the Lord. This is one of the ways that we love the Lord and bring Him honor: By serving the poor and needy, the widows and orphans with our bodies, and bringing glory to Him that is worthy.

Isn't the Lord so wonderful to us? He has truly given us ALL that we need for life and godliness (I know I say that a lot, but it is always good to be reminded of that). May He be glorified and honored in and through us. Oh, my sweet Jesus, I love you!!

Remember always, Jesus, the Lord of all, has invited us to be His beloved. Are you willing to lay all down in order to seek first the Kingdom of God and bring glory to the Lord alone? He is worthy! Trust in Him always, and lean not upon your own understanding! I love you all!
For the King and His glory,

Hannah Brooke Hartman

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