I am thankful that I have an opportunity to be raised in the United States of America. We do face our situations, but if you will take a moment to think about it, most people will agree that living in the U.S.A. is a blessing. Don’t get me wrong we do have our challenges, but that is called life.
I feel that it is my obligation to live a life pleasing to the Lord, considering that he has done so much for me. He died for my sins and the sins of the entire world. He rose from the grave victorious; he is my comforter, my shelter in the time of storm; he is my high tower, the rock on which I stand, the one who never fails; is always consistent, ready to show his kindness towards me when I call, and even when I fail to call on him, he stands at the door and knocks waiting for me to open the door and let him in. When I am weak, he is strong; and when I weep, he is there to offer a shoulder for me cry on. Nothing is too hard, or too insignificant, or too great for him to accomplish on my behalf.
Even if I push him away, he doesn’t leave me abandoned, he waits for me to reach out to him. That time does happen, maybe after all the rest of my so called friends have turned away because they couldn’t console me from the deep hurts of my soul; I can look to him the author and finisher of my faith, he’ll be waiting with open arms.
Believing in God has given me hope that even in dark times, I can rise above it. Have we offered up our sacrifice of praise, lately? If not, why not? The world is changing on a daily basis, and if we aren’t mindful of those changes we may be left behind. My prayer today is this, that we be found faithful to the cause of Jesus Christ in every season.
You never know whose life your testimony may impact, so be careful that you stay ready to be the difference that you want to see made. I know that my thoughts are more like rambling tonight than usual but I trust that you sense the urgency of keeping our focus on what truly matters: our relationship with Jesus Christ.
We all have decisions to make about many life choices. Be instant in season and out of season. Stay focused as we move forward in him. Follow the link for this week’s Lattereign.