Wow. God’s goodness is so overwhelming.
A little update on my life. I started a full-time job. What a blessing. I have always wanted stability like this. I love having a morning routine. While getting into the grove of full-time work, I have realized how much of a blessing it is to just be with God. Jesus is the complete source of strength and freshness. Before work, I crave His guidance and peace. I open His Word in need. Thirsting for Him, for His Truth. After work, I try to relax an watch tv on the couch. But when Jesus calls and I sit at his feet, I realize that He is the ultimate source of shalom and satisfaction. Jesus renews me.
With that in mind. I have really been thinking what my post should be about this week. And I believe that the Holy Spirit put it on my heart:
That in the midst of everything, we are called to stay in love with the One who loved us first. We have a responsibility to respond to His goodness and calling upon our life. To obey and live righteously for His glory. When we choose to obey Him in the smallest things our soul is satisfied and we are doing work for the kingdom of God.
He is love. He satisfies. He strengthens. He renews. He is Peace. Our Hope. Our Joy.
I saw this post on Facebook:
This made me so happy. It is so Biblical. Yes, I believe in healing, miracles, gifts of the Holy Spirit, and all the wonderful supernatural things that take place in the Bible. I believe that these are for today and that they do happen every day. But I also believe we, as imperfect humans, deal with the consequences of a fallen world. I believe that as Christians, especially as Christians, we are going to go through hurt, pain, and suffering. However, this pain doesn’t have a hold on our life. The Bible never says we are not going to walk through the valley of the shadow of death. It never says we are not going to go through trials. It says that Jesus, Savior of the World, is going to be there with us every step of the way. Jesus is going to be there comforting us, leading us, and helping us. His loves leads us. He is the ultimate source of healing, joy, peace, strength, and love.
We must cling to Jesus. Experience His presence. Fear Him. Be in awe and reverence of Him.
Instead of looking at ourselves and others, we must look to Him. It is so easy to be so focused on the day to day of life. Depending on how we are balancing our physical life, it can sometimes get in the way of our spiritual life. When we look at our circumstances too much, we often don’t examine the state of our heart. God cares more about our hearts than our circumstances. Are our hearts postured towards Him? Are our hearts drifting away into the pride of life or other distractions? At the end of our lives, the thing that will matter most is going to be our relationship with God. How we continued our end of the deal. How we followed convictions, communicated with God, how we trusted God, how we repented, how we denied ourselves to live in full surrender to Jesus.
In Christ, the chains of sin and death are taken off. He gives us new life.
When we seek Him with all our hearts, He will draw near to us.
Cleanse our Robes, Take off our Grave Clothes. He does this for us.
He gets rid of our past sins, and forgives our mistakes and adopts us in His Kingdom. (Cleanse our Robes)
He changes our old patterns of sin and leads us to a new life in Him. He makes us a new creation. He took of our grave clothes that carried sin and death and gave us new clothes. White robes of His righteousness. (Take off our Grave Clothes)
Now wearing those clothes, we walk in the light, lean on Him, and carry His Love to the people of this world that desperately need it.
Let’s respond to the goodness of this news. Let’s stay in love with the One who first loved us.
Grace and Peace.