No matter how troubled we become at times, if we can keep in our minds this one thought, we will make it, and that is, don’t stop believing. The Lord cares for us, and he lives to give us the desires of our heart. Our sorrow, he bore it; our tears, he has them stored in heaven. They are precious to him. We are important to him. If we are not worthy of his love for us, then tell me why did he choose to lay down his life for us at Calvary? What would have been the point to make such a sacrifice? The only conclusion that I can come up with is found in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
It feels like our lives are speeding up as we face crisis after crisis, victory after victory, test after test of our faith. Thankfully, the Lord doesn’t require us to have a huge amount of faith, only a grain of a mustard seed size.
Please tell me why I struggle with the tiny grain of a mustard seed faith, Lord. Didn’t you say you would do it, (whatever it is)? Was I dreaming when you promised that if I would seek your face, that I could ask anything and you would do it? Still I have all of these promises from your word, and yet, I walk in the same path daily when I forget that you have already conquered the world and that I need to trust you to direct my steps.
I get discouraged at times when life is not going the way I planned, then I realize why: I am looking at My plans, My goals, My ministry, My place; shouldn’t it be all about Jesus Christ and his will for me in all of these things? Furthermore, if I will learn to put him first and foremost into every decision, plan, step I take, my life and God’s will for it, will become one. It’s not about me, it’s about him, and glorifying his name.
I could be the most talented person on the planet, and know it enough to broadcast it to the world, but if I don’t get in line with the will of God, it doesn’t matter how much I am seen, my life will have been worth little. The Lord is looking for a people who will humble themselves before God and allow him to shape their lives into something beautiful.
Saints, the time is moving faster now than at any other time in history, and we have a choice to make: choose this day who you will serve.
In this week’s Lattereign, it shares how important it is to be prepared for eternity. We are blessed to be a part of this church, the church of the Living God. We must keep believing in what the Lord has promised, and be willing to share it with others.