Saturday, April 8, 2017

In Times Like These

Red, Whiet and Pink Tulips 

In this world, we will have tribulation. Sometimes, it is so intense that it feels like our heart will fail us due to the horrendous fear with which we are living.

God is our only true strength in times like these. He fortifies our heart and provides for our needs. We can trust in Him, and we will sing His praises and testify to His provision at the end of every trial (Psalm 73:24-28).

God justifies us, sanctifies and will eventually glorify us through Christ. No one can condemn us, because Christ redeemed us by His own precious blood.

He sits at the right hand of our Father God and makes intercession for us. Nothing can separate us from His love, because He loves us with an everlasting love (Romans 8:33-39).

We enter this world with a spirit dead in Adam's sin and a soul influenced by the prince of this world. If we leave this world as an unbeliever, we inherit eternal damnation.

However, if we enter eternity as an authentic Believer in Jesus Christ, we gain the crown of glory, which He procured for us on Calvary's cross, and we inherit the Kingdom of God as co-heirs with Jesus.

We no longer depend on our flesh as our main resource. We confess our self-dependence, reliance, consciousness, and centeredness as sin; and instead, we rely only on God's Son and Spirit within us.

We are the temple of God's Spirit and a branch securely fixed to the vine of Christ. We are inseparable from them and we rely solely on them for our daily needs.

Father God, thank You for making us Your vessel of honor through Jesus and for delivering us from a life as Satan's vessel of dishonor. We totally surrender our lives to You and we want to walk only in Your will for each moment of our day. Use us for Your glory to advance Your Kingdom in the earth, and fill us with Your Spirit's wisdom and power to guide us through each new day.

We live a life of thanksgiving for all You do for us and we give you all of the praise and glory that is due to Your name. You sent us Your perfect lamb, that Lion of Judah, the Rose of Sharon for our redemption and sanctification and we can never thank You enough.

Thought for the Day:
Though we once walked in darkness, we now walk in the Light of Christ; and we no longer rely on our flesh to earn our place in God's family, but in Christ alone.

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