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Morning Coffee Ramble:

Updated on March 18, 2010

Can We Say

Self-Centered
Self-Centered

Have you ever thought about:

         I love sharing Jesus this way, on the HubPages. His Truth, His love, Jesus. Sometimes, Jesus becomes more a character trait to us than a person. We see Him as just what we need – strength, love, security etc., but fail to remember that Jesus is a whole person and not just parts. Jesus has a heart, emotions, feelings – even though He is in heaven – He is still a whole person!

Why do we do that? Why…partly because we are a self-centered people. We see only what we need – and not Jesus, the man. So yet, too often, we come only because of our need and not because of Jesus. Now, that is a very sad thought. If we only come because of our or another’s need – what does that say about us?

Oh Lord, forgive us –forgive me for the selfishness of my own heart.

Jesus is a person…

Born of

Of a Sinful Woman, Mary
Of a Sinful Woman, Mary

           How we must hurt His heart sometimes. We need, I need, Jesus to change my heart, to love Him more, just because He is Who He is! Wonderful, gentle, loving, honorable, full of integrity and wisdom. Perfect in all things. He is so beyond our thoughts…we can’t even picture perfection in soul and spirit. His soul, His spirit are perfect. and today, His flesh is too – everything about Him is intact. Not only is He, in person, perfect…now all of Him is perfect, even His flesh. Fully whole and glorified. It amazes me that He could live in sinful flesh – although He himself NEVER sinned. Yet – He was born of a sinful woman. No wonder, Jesus had to set the full manifestation of His Glory aside. Mary would have died had Jesus entered her womb in all His full Glory! Her sinful flesh would not have withstood and been burned up in His perfect Glory. How Jesus did this is a mystery, a wondrous thought far beyond me!


A place of safety and rest
A place of safety and rest
Almighty God
Almighty God
Awesome in His Holiness
Awesome in His Holiness
Perfect Jesus
Perfect Jesus

I bow my soul in reflective worship Lord

             The Spirit has made a place for me to retreat to – to live and love from, to take nourishment from. A place that grants me safety and courage. Rest and peace. A place from which my eyes can clearly see and I can hear truth. Jesus How we love thee! Blessed Jesus. And Almighty Holy God has made all this possible! I thank Him for all that He has revealed and for all that is yet un-revealed and kept hidden from us. God has protected us in that very hidden-ness of Jesus’ wholeness, His omniscience, His total knowing! God knows our frailness, our weakness, and He protects us from His Perfect Holiness and Wisdom.

Think of this... if Father had revealed His All, everything about Himself to us – we would NOT be able to take it – it would be too BIG – too much – too immense and perfect. Even now the “thought” of that is overwhelming. God has created a place of holiness within us from which His Spirit lives and moves. A place in the midst of my earthly, sinful flesh…it truly does confound me in the hugeness of this thought.

God alone is truly God – God alone is Awe full! And astounding! How could we ever know Him unless God mercifully revealed Himself to us in a manner we could assimilate. Therefore He cloaks His fullness for a time until we are glorified and able to see Him as He is! What mercy, what grace He extended to beings so beneath His worthiness. I have no words. Nothing adequate in me to express my love and gratefulness which God fully deserves the whole of. Truly He is an amazing God in all His persons, Father, Son and Spirit, in His wholeness.

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    • UlrikeGrace profile imageAUTHOR

      UlrikeGrace 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Thank You Sherrylou for taking the time to stop and read as well as comment...Blessing To you, Ulrike Grace

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      sherrylou57 

      7 years ago from Riverside

      Thank you for sharing this hub. God bless you

    • UlrikeGrace profile imageAUTHOR

      UlrikeGrace 

      8 years ago from Canada

      And thank you for reading and taking a few moments to share your thoughts Minnetonka Twin. It was a blessing for me to return to this hub and once again read what I had wrote. And my heart as well as yours was blessed all over again. Isn't it amazing how the grandness of God never gets old. Much grace and blessings to you...

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      Linda Rogers 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      What a blessing that I found this beautiful and inspiring hub just before I do to sleep for the night. Thank you for the comforting words about our Lord. You were given a great writing gift and I love seeing that you are sharing the word. Bless you.

    • UlrikeGrace profile imageAUTHOR

      UlrikeGrace 

      8 years ago from Canada

      It is amazing to me the commonness of the Heart of Christ in His Body...which is all of us...inexpressible desire and joy...Bless you parrster...thanks for readin

      UlrikeGrace

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      Richard Parr 

      8 years ago from Australia

      You have expressed what is also my inexpressible desire in such a beautiful way. thank you

    • UlrikeGrace profile imageAUTHOR

      UlrikeGrace 

      8 years ago from Canada

      RevLady:

      How blessed I am that you are so faithful to drop in and read my hubs...I am blessed by your comments...and what a mighty God we serve indeed! Blessings and Love...

      thevoice: thanks for stopping in and having a read...appreciate you

      Pamela99:Thanks sweetie...

      Nadak: you are wonderful...thanks for readin and answering...

      Blessings to you all

      UlrikeGrace

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      Nadak 

      8 years ago

      It is a mystery. And the angel called Mary and she believed and even faith is a gift from God. I think it is appropriate that we come with nothing. In choir we are singing a song that says it for me "I don't know why, Jesus loved me I don't know why, Jesus cared, I don't know why, He gave Himself for me, Oh, but I'm glad, so glad He did"!!!!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thank you for writing such a lovely hub. We do serve a mighty God!

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      thevoice 

      8 years ago from carthage ill

      grace of God Jesus we see god freedom humanity in all people its amazing

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      RevLady 

      8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Ah UlrikeGrace, the glory of His essence and the power and fullness of His Being is too much to define much less encounter. I AM is the great I AM. I AM do not need me or you, but how desperately we need Him.

      How gracious that He should protect us even from the awesome power of His glory that would overwhelm us.

      "Nothing adequate in me to express my love and gratefulness which God fully deserves the whole of. Truly He is an amazing God in all His persons, Father, Son and Spirit, in His wholeness. " AMEN, AMEN!!

      Thank God we have and Advocate in the Son who speaks on our behalf before the Father.

      Thank you for this spiritually elevating testimony to the wondrous majesty of our God. What a MIGHTY God we serve.

      Forever His,

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