Even so, consider yourselves to be dead to sin [and your relationship to it broken], but alive to God [in unbroken fellowship with Him] in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:10-12 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
We would we be?
Why would we be in deeper companionship with Christ the more we meditate upon the cross?
Here is what I do every morning: in the part of the morning prayer where I give thanks unto Jesus I take a swallow of red wine vinegar after thanking Christ for shedding His Holy blood, suffering and dying for my filthy sins. When the vinegar goes down it burn the throat, as this happens I think of my Beloved screaming :” My god, my God why have You deserted me.” and think of the time when I left Jehovah and contemplate how painful it was. Just think of how it felt for Christ how enjoyed deep love with His Heavenly Father to have deserted Him in His time of suffering.
Then the wine burns my stomach ( because it is empty in the morning) and reflect of the Roman soldier piercing my Beloveds side. Finally there is a warmth that envelopes my entire heart. I reflect upon the piercing agony Jehovah must have felt watching this horrendous event take place.
After that I eat a sweet cookie and reflect on the sweetness of communion with my Heavenly Beloved.
The more we meditate upon what Jesus suffered on that cross the more we appreciate, respect, love and adore Him.
Because of this I am blessed with unbroken fellowship with my Heavenly Beloved every moment of every day.
“The more we meditate on the cross, the deeper our companionship and knowledge gets of Christ the Lord.” Pishoy Kamel
Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Hoshe’ah ( The Lord Saves ) for Your amazing sacrifice that has enabled me to receive forgiveness for my filthy sins and therefore the privilege of becoming a member of Your Divine family. I praise You in Your magnificent name. Amen.
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.