It will take more than lip service to build our faith in God so that his will can be accomplished in us. Who are we? I’m thankful that the Lord sees me differently than I see myself at times. My greatest fear has always been that I was not doing enough to be saved to the uttermost; but that spirit came from the source of all lies: Satan. In every situation, he tries to put his spin on it and before you know it, you have listened to the lies he spews from his mouth. Feelings that you are not good enough to be blessed by God. God is no respecter of persons. All people everywhere are invited to receive this salvation that he paid for with his own precious blood. My desire is to be in his presence.
The world is getting more challenging every day, because there is so much hopelessness in it. If only people would realize that Jesus Christ has already overcome the world, so we can put our trust in him. Too often people are fooled with the lies that say they can wait to serve the Lord later in life; yet we know that we aren’t promised tomorrow, and before today has ended, your world could be quite different.
I want to know that I have done everything in my power to please him. I want to make sure that I have done everything required and then some, to reach heaven. Being a mediocre christian, in this hour, is not enough; being just a social christian where all I’m concerned about is the next fellowship and gathering we have to plan for, is not enough for me. Being a part-time believer is not enough; I want to be all in; totally immersing myself in his word and the truth; being sensitive to the spiritual world that I cannot see, so I can make good decisions in the world that I do see. I want to be instrumental in reaching the lost in my family and with those people I may meet for such a time as this.
It is sure that we are living in the last days. So many signs point to the coming of Jesus Christ; yet, too often we get so wrapped up with the cares of this life, that we neglect to “look unto the hills from whence cometh our help; our help cometh from the Lord.”
We set our goals in the material possessions that this world has to offer us; yet, spiritually we are destitute. Our poverty may not be not seen by others, being masked by all the wealth we have accumulated; however, if the Lord were to shine a spotlight on our soul, what would it show him? Sadly, he may find emptiness; a void. Oh, we may have a few trinkets here and there to appease our whims of validating ourselves; but what would it take to find something of real value in our lives?
The Lord is looking for a people who will worship him in Spirit and in Truth. He desires those who are committed to trust him and to move forward and do his will. There is a short song we sing that sums up all that we need to be doing in these last hours:
Victory victory shall be mine
Victory victory shall be mine.
If I hold my peace, let the Lord fight my battles
Victory victory shall be mine.
There is no situation too bleak that the Lord will not show us his will. Thou O Lord are a shield for me, the Glory and the lifter of my head.
It’s easy to shut off the world and all of its problems when you get overwhelmed with life; but remember that the Lord has already overcome the world. I am thankful that I can trust God to never leave me nor forsake me.
In this week’s Lattereign we find out how to fight this battle that every christian must fight. The secret to winning in this battle is our praise. We Triumph When Praise is on the Front Lines