My Bliss, My Joy

“Because you are close to me and always available, my confidence will never be shaken, for I experience your wrap-around presence every moment. My heart and soul explode with joy—full of glory! Even my body will rest confident and secure. …. For you bring me a continual revelation of resurrection life, the path to the bliss that brings me face-to-face with you.” Psalms 16:8-9, 11 TPT

Your wraparound Presence
With me every moment
The continual revelation
Of Your Resurrection Life
As I gaze on You God
Face-to-face for eternity
Your my bliss, my joy
And my eternal glory

You wrap Your Presence
In and around me
Because Jesus sacrifice
Has made us One for eternity
There is no where I can go
No place I can be
That You are not there
For You are always with me

Your wraparound Presence
With me every moment
The continual revelation
Of Your Resurrection Life
As I gaze on You God
Face-to-face for eternity
Your my bliss, my joy
And my eternal glory

You are always there
Always available to me
You never turn away
Always listening to me
When I open my heart
It’s Your Presence I see
Your Presence surrounds me
Embraces me daily

Your wraparound Presence
With me every moment
The continual revelation
Of Your Resurrection Life
As I gaze on You God
Face-to-face for eternity
Your my bliss, my joy
And my eternal glory

My heart and soul
Rejoice in Your Presence
As Your love unfolds
Becoming part of my essence
Your joy and glory
Fill my body and soul
Your wonder and beauty
Are a sight to behold

Your wraparound Presence
With me every moment
The continual revelation
Of Your Resurrection Life
As I gaze on You God
Face-to-face for eternity
Your my bliss, my joy
And my eternal glory

Even my body
Though it belongs to this world
Can rest in You
When trials unfold
In sickness and health
In You I’m secure
Your Presence my fortress
Your Presence my cure

Your wraparound Presence
With me every moment
The continual revelation
Of Your Resurrection Life
As I gaze on You God
Face-to-face for eternity
Your my bliss, my joy
And my eternal glory

You speak to me
Of Resurrection life
Of living in Jesus
Full of power and love
With forgiveness flowing
To all who come near
Bringing heaven to earth
Each day of the year

Your wraparound Presence
With me every moment
The continual revelation
Of Your Resurrection Life
As I gaze on You God
Face-to-face for eternity
Your my bliss, my joy
And my eternal glory

Your words have the power
To keep me on the journey
To seeing Your face
And living Your glory
There is no greater joy
Than to be by your side
And gaze on Your face
As Your Beloved’s bride

Your wraparound Presence
With me every moment
The continual revelation
Of Your Resurrection Life
As I gaze on You God
Face-to-face for eternity
Your my bliss, my joy
And my eternal glory

Temple

“For indeed, we are the temple of the living God, just as God has said: I will make my home in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
2 Corinthians 6:16 TPT

I praise and thank You Papa God
For You have made my body Your temple
Your holy dwelling place
You have filled me with Your glory
The fullness of Your love and grace

In my heart is Your holy of Holies
Where the fire of Your Presence burns
All that I am, I offer there to You
And You purify me with Jesus’ sacrifice

All that is broken, unclean and unholy
Is consumed by the passion of Your love
I’m cleansed, purified, restored and completed
Resurrected, reborn, filled with Jesus’ life

All that is not of You is consumed
Destroyed in the flame of Your jealous love
The gold that is Jesus Presence in me
Is now my essence, my body, my life

I praise and thank You Papa God
For You have made my body Your temple
Your holy dwelling place
You have filled me with Your glory
The fullness of Your love and grace

Jesus prayers for me are the incense that burns
Before Your Presence day and night
A holy perfume that fills my life
With Your empowering Presence and light

Your Holy Spirit intercedes there for me
With groans and sighs from the depths of His heart
Expressing the depth of my need for You
Your life, Your healing and love to impart

There You raise me to Jesus throne
So I will always be by Your side
Living in Your love and glory
Forever One, eternally Jesus’ bride

I praise and thank You Papa God
For You have made my body Your temple
Your holy dwelling place
You have filled me with Your glory
The fullness of Your love and grace

You have filled me with Your glory
Heaven’s now my home as Your child
All that belongs to Jesus Your Son
You have placed in me, in my new heart

All of Jesus’ sacrifice
All of the works of His powerful life
All of His resurrection power
You have given to me – what amazing love!

Your Holy Spirit, Your Presence in power
You have joined to my spirit as one forever
You’ve sealed me as Your holy child
So that in my life Your glory shines out

I praise and thank You Papa God
For You have made my body Your temple
Your holy dwelling place
You have filled me with Your glory
The fullness of Your love and grace

Remember Your Covenant

“Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed… the Lord laid on him the sins of us all. But it was the Lord’s good plan to crush him and cause him grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have many descendants. He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord’s good plan will prosper in his hands. When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of his experience, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins.” Isaiah 53:4-6, 10-11 NLT

As Jesus was beaten
Tormented and abused
Cruelly crucified
And entered the grave
It was our weaknesses He carried
Our frailties and sorrows
Our sins and suffering
That weighed Him down

Remember Your Covenant with Jesus O Lord!
Give Him the victory He so dearly paid for!

His head was pierced by thorns
His back torn by the whip
His hands and feet nailed to the cross
His side pierced by the spear
All for our rebellion
Crushed for all our sin
The punishment that should’ve been ours
Fell in our stead, on Him

Remember Your Covenant with Jesus O Lord!
Give Him the victory He so dearly paid for!

When He was beaten
At the hands of the guards
Because He was whipped
Till He could not be recognised
It was for the joy
Of seeing us healed and whole
This was to be His Glory
As His kingdom unfolds

Remember Your Covenant with Jesus O Lord!
Give Him the victory He so dearly paid for!

Because of His offering for sin
Paid on our behalf
Because He went to the grave
And rose again to new life
He made the way
For us all to be God’s child
To be His descendants
Live forever in His Life

Remember Your Covenant with Jesus O Lord!
Give Him the victory He so dearly paid for!

It is Your good plan O God
That we should all be righteous
Not because of what we’ve done
But because of His sacrifice
Give Jesus satisfaction
Prosper all that is in His hands
Give Him joy for all His sorrows
As His Kingdom lives in us.

Remember Your Covenant with Jesus O Lord!
Give Him the victory He so dearly paid for!

Faith

““My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me— we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!” Galatians 2:20 TPT

Jesus had the faith
To be water baptised
Even though to others
It seemed superfluous
But it confirmed His standing
As God’s Beloved Son

Jesus had the faith
To go into the desert
And stay true to God
Through hunger and temptation
And reject the lies
That were satan’s deception

Jesus had the faith
To turn water into wine
And use one child’s lunch
To feed five thousand
For He knew how to call
On God’s abundant provision

Jesus had the faith
To heal the sick
And raise the dead
To life once again
For He knew how to draw on
God’s heavenly kingdom

Jesus had the faith
To calm violent storms
And cast out demons
From the most possessed ones
For He knew His authority
As one of God’s Sons

Jesus had the faith
To free sinners from sin
To announce their forgiveness
Bring them home to God again
For He lived God’s love
As God’s Spirit filled Him

Jesus had the faith
To reject faithless religion
The reliance on rules
And performance restriction
For He knew God’s love
And His power to bring freedom

Jesus had the faith
To bear our accusations
To take on our guilt
To receive our beating
For He knew by His stripes
He could bring us healing

Jesus had the faith
To die our death in the cross
To take the full burden
Of our separation from God
For the joy of seeing
Us made into His siblings

Jesus had the faith
To rise from the dead
And take up His place
As King by God’s side
To rule heaven and earth
With God’s law of love

Jesus had the faith
To become One with us
To share all His power
And all that He is
To make us God’s children
His co-rulers and co-heirs

It’s His faith that I draw on
Through trials and temptations
To stay true to God
In all situations
Empowered by God’s grace
And filled with His Spirit

It’s His faith that I draw on
To live Him each day
To live His kingdom’s rule
To embrace His love’s way
To know I’m by God’s side
Each and every day

God’s Holy People

“This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I am writing to God’s holy people in Ephesus, who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 1:1 NLT

What is it like Lord
To be your holy people?
Please give me vision to see
How it can include me

God:
My holy people
Are filled with My Presence
Filled with My Love
They shine with My Glory
Changing earth to heaven
Wherever they live or go

The stain of sin does not touch them
They’re as pure as fresh fallen snow
For Jesus’ blood keeps them clean
By His blood they have overcome

Their old, sinful self is dead and buried
Crucified with Christ on the cross
They live now as My Sons and daughters
Full of Jesus’s resurrection power

My holy people
Are filled with My Presence
Filled with My Love
They shine with My Glory
Changing earth to heaven
Wherever they live or go

They have no interest in earthly glory
They leave behind earthly power
Money and possessions have no hold on them
For all they need I provide

They live in the joy of serving
To see others made whole and alive
To bring all in love to My Kingdom
To care for each person as My child

My holy people
Are filled with My Presence
Filled with My Love
They shine with My Glory
Changing earth to heaven
Wherever they live or go

They give to all, My forgiveness
They give to all, My love
They bring healing and restoration
My salvation’s rule

They seek to restore this planet
So it can grow and thrive
Providing a home and food
For all that is alive

My holy people
Are filled with My Presence
Filled with My Love
They shine with My Glory
Changing earth to heaven
Wherever they live or go

In this world they’ll be crushed and broken
Some even martyred and died
Rejected, abused and slandered
Because of the love they bear for my Son

But nothing will stop them from loving
No one can take them from My arms
Together we’ll live Jesus’ victory
For Jesus this world, has overcome

My holy people
Are filled with My Presence
Filled with My Love
They shine with My Glory
Changing earth to heaven
Wherever they live or go

Our Only Hope

About 2000 years ago
A man named Jesus
Was condemned by the crowd
As one guilty of a great crime
Though He was innocent
Completely without sin
He was beaten mercilessly
Till He was unrecognisable
And then cruelly crucified
As though He was a criminal

Yet Jesus had great power
Which He had demonstrated daily
He could’ve simply walked away
And no one could’ve stopped Him
He could’ve called on angel armies
To overthrow all His accusers
Build His own earthly kingdom
With His disciple followers
So why did Jesus choose
The cross on that day?

Though He was sinless
Jesus was fully human
He’d been tried and tempted
Lived under sin’s dominion
He knew the suffering
The hurts of this world
And his words and actions
Showed his desire to free us
To release us from all sin
To live as God’s children

Jesus used His great authority
And all His heavenly power
Not to take control of us
Or command us in that hour
But serve us as a scapegoat
Be our sacrificial lamb
Pay for our sin with his blood
Die our death to man and God
All the punishment we deserved
Jesus took on Him in our stead

For Jesus knew the only way
We could be freed from sin’s sway
Was for us to be re-born
Remade as true sons of God
New hearts, new spirits
Full of his love and grace
Set apart as holy ones
Living His righteousness
Joined to His Holy Spirit
With Him made One

So when Jesus was resurrected
As King over all by God appointed
He used his power and authority
To make his death and resurrection ours for free
All that He is, He has given to us
So we can live as God’s true sons
Remade, reborn in His image
Filled with His powerful spirit
Not because we’ve earned this gift
But through Jesus righteous merit

Now we who are His, can live like Him
In the power of His resurrection
Filling this world with His love, joy and peace
Bringing in healing and freedom from sin
Revealing Jesus in all that we do
Loving our enemies and forgiving them too
Raising up the poor and the broken
Regardless of religion or political persuasion
Releasing to all the freedom of God’s justice
Treating all as God sons for whom Jesus paid the price

You see Jesus is our only salvation
The only true hope for our planet and nations
For no law or rule no matter how good
Can break sin’s curse so we can live in love
Laws and regulations can make us pay
When we’ve done wrong or gone astray
But they’re powerless to heal our hearts
Or break sin’s hold on our minds
Only Jesus death and resurrection
Can give us all heavenly life everlasting

Ephesians 1:19-20 fourth meditation

I pray that you will continually experience the immeasurable greatness of God’s power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through you! This is the mighty power that was released when God raised Christ from the dead and exalted him to the place of highest honor and supreme authority in the heavenly realm!” Ephesians 1:19-20

Your power is like a river Papa God
Flowing full and strong
It fills me to overflowing
With the glory of Your Son

It cleanses me from all sin
Washes it all right away
Filling me with Jesus righteousness
His glory filling my days

It releases me from my old self
From death and sin’s decay
Filling me with Jesus resurrection life
His glory to display

It washed away my old heart
That was stony, dead and cold
Giving me a new tender, living heart
That rejoices in Your law of love

It washed away my broken spirit
Torn and battered by sin
And filled me with a new living spirit
With life for eternity

The holiness which Jesus has
That makes Him just like You
Flows into me, transforming
Making me holy too

All my darkness, sorrow and fears
Are swept away in Your Presence
Your joy and hope and love and peace
Flow in and through me with Your essence

Whenever sickness haunts my days
I am cleansed in the power of Your embrace
Restored and reviewed to live again
Jesus glory to display

The river of your power
Comes through Your Spirit in me
For You joined Your Spirit to mine
So we could be one eternally

This river of Your power
Raises me to Your side
To reign at Your right hand with Jesus
As His eternal bride