Vicky Bentley’s Blog
On December 31, 1989 I made my intimate admission into the kingdom of God. Thousands of times since then I have bowed my heart in surrender, renewing that commitment. I recognize that intimacy is Christ’s supreme desire and He is so worthy of whole hearted abandonment. I don’t want any rival to steal my affection from Him. Nothing stimulates, satisfies, and sustains me except for Jesus….
What is your story? Jesus offers you this same intimate admission right now…. it doesn’t matter if you accepted Jesus as your Savior a minute ago or a millennia ago, if your relationship is not vibrant, dynamic, and extreme…then you are missing out on the very best part of Christianity….and today is your day to yield and freely receive everything the Lord has for you!
Jesus is here longingly and tenderly waiting for you to welcome Him into your inner most being. He has riches to share with you that words cannot describe, love to pour forth that is beyond all comparison, and a lifetime of grand and glorious adventures planned for you….and He is asking you to come to Him as His Bride…More than His Friend or even His daughter…you are the joy and rejoicing of His heart, His beloved, called, chosen before the foundations of the world, His one and only!
Jesus fought, bled, and died for you. You were worth leaving the glory of heaven, suffering a humiliating death, and spending all eternity scarred by wounds you inflicted upon Him. Death could not stop His love – not at the cross and not right now….. He is a total gentleman. He will not force Himself into your heart; but be still and listen as He softly beckons you to come, to seek Him, with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. Lay your life on the altar and watch His glory swallow up your failure and shame…. What are you waiting for? Will you come? Will you look with me into His eyes? There at the cross, broken, you will find yourself….that is His way…..
Romans 12:1-2: And so, dear sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice–the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.