Sunday, February 27, 2011
For those who believe in Jesus, our enemy is constantly trying to get us to mess up. It's his mission. He can't stand it when we are so passionately in love with the God of the universe. He can't stand seeing us running to our Heavenly Father and worshipping at the father's feet. The enemy can't stand it when we set apart time in our day to spend with Jesus, our friend.
It's interesting how these are the ares in which many Christians struggle. Personal Devotion time, surrenduring our entire life to Him, and having enough faith to put our entire trust and confidence in God. It isn't easy for anyone, most of the time people don't even like the thought of having a God, people think it makes them sound weak and out of control. Truth is, we are weak. Truth is, we need Jesus, Jesus didn't make us to be independant creatures. He made us to be dependant on Him cause He wants to Have a personal relationship with us. If He made us totally independant: 1) why would he have bothered to make thousands and millions of other people?
2) Why would we even be here at all?
Jesus wants us to rely on Him, it's what we were made for. By surrenduring our life to Him we are showing our personal strength. How willing we are to admit we are imperfect and flawed. That just shows how strong one is to be able to do that as pride has become something people thrive on.
And it's just what the enemy wants from us. He wants us to be puffed up with pride. Pride is one way the enemy tells us that we don't need a saviour. We are better than that. It's NOT true. The Bible says we can only serve one master. There is no room in our life to hold on to pride and serve Jesus.
Jesus came for us that we may have life and have it to the full. Jesus came for us! He didn't create us to completely ignore Him. He created us that we may serve Him and worship Him, and Live out His plan for our lives. The only way to do that is to surrender to Him and let Him breathe new life in to you daily. That comes from spending time with Him daily.
The devils favourite word is tomorrow. "I'll do it tomorrow" The enemy LOVES it when we say this. cause, once you say it once, it gets easier the second time, and the tird time, and the fourth and so on. We need to take tomorrow out of our vocabulary and replace it with today. Today I will serve Jesus, Today I will spend time with Jesus, Today I will tell my friend about Jesus, Today I will pray for that person.
We need to trust that God knows what He is doing and surrender fully to Him. Only then will we receive complete strength and righteousness. It may seem like the weak step to the rest of the world, but in the end, just who will appear the strongest? Those who relied on their own stregnth all their life? Or those who relied on the Stregnth of the almighty Saviour?
Proverbs 40:3 Those who wait on the Lord will receive new stregnth, they will run and not grow weary, walk and not faint.
Who are you going to listen to: The enemy, or Your creator? Jesus is crazy about You. It breaks His heart everytime you run from Him. Stop running, stop wearing yourself out. Turn around, face Jesus, and fall to your knees. For you are weak on your own, but in Jesus you are forever strong, With Jesus the center of your life,You will appear to be stronger in the end. Jesus came that You may have life and have it to the full! Give Your life to Jesus and Your life will be full.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Come to the Cross
All who are lost
All who are searching
All who are seeking
All who have found disappointment
If you have any guilt, fear or pain,
Come to the cross
Come to the cross and let
The King take it all away
Come to the Cross
Those weary of sinning
those who need repentance
And unconditional forgiveness
Come as you are
There’s no exceptions or restraints
To the Heavenly Father’s never ending Grace
Come to the cross
Singing praises in his name
Glorifying and praising
And in all things giving thanks
Worshipping the saviour
In everything you do
Come to the cross…
…allow Him to make you new…