There are so many moments in my days – – in my times – – that I wish I could move the components of my life around and place them just as I would “like” for them to be. It will never happen. Can’t. That is not the way life is put together. But life, itself, does the moving around – – the changing – – the reversals – – the stalemates – – the stagnant times – – and together it all makes up what we call “life”.
I look around at my little apartment and feel so very comfortable. So quiet. So peaceful. It is everything that I could want — need — dream of, I have looked at it more than once and asked myself, “what would you like to yet see in your home”? “Nothing” comes back to me as the answer. And so I look again, realizing that I am now 83 and not much life is left. And I am pleased. Pleased for where I am living. Pleased with my lifestyle. Pleased for Od. Pleased for my church. Pleased that God through His Son, Jesus, allowed an avenue for me so that I could be saved for all of eternity through faith in Him and Him alone. Oh, yes. I come along side Paul as he says “Jesus Christ came to save sinners of whom I am chief”. I understand that statement very well. You should too.
You may think, “well, I haven’t done what she has done”. No, perhaps you haven’t. But you are equally as needful of His forgiveness as I. His Word says, “All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. God does not rate sin. Sin is simply sin in His sight. Sins of omission and commission are equal in every way. Sins of pride. Sins of lack of standing up for what the Bible believes. Sins of your thought patterns. It is the same total as where I have been/done/survived, But forgiveness is forever in our vision and ours for the taking. We were given the dish of the sins of Adam. They are ours to carry forever. Buttttttttttt. God provided a way for us to rise above the sins of Adam and it is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and what He did for us at Calvary that is our saving power for all eternity.
I was up very early this morning due to the back. Was out in a car yesterday with bucket seats and it took it’s toll. But scripture came to mind.
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Lean on unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.”
“When I consider the heavens. The moon. The stars. What is man that thou art mindful of him and the son of man that Thou visiteth him.”
“I know the plans I have for you. They are plans for good and not for evil. Plans to give you a hope and a future.”
Total satisfaction comes from the Lord. He has all of the answers. Nothing is too difficult for Him. And nothing is too difficult for us to accept. Child-like faith is all that it takes. No weeks of classes. No huge exams to pass and maybe fail. Nothing. Nothing at all is too difficult for Him. What a mighty God I serve. What a mighty God “we” serve.
May 2019 be your greatest, your strongest, your most secure time of your life. Not due to any thing YOU might have/do, but to everything that God can/will/always do in your life and mine through our “FAITH” in Him and Him alone.
Mega blessings as you enter Thanksgiving Week, 2018.
“Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me. Bless His holy name.”