Wednesday, August 21, 2013

“And He Will Be the Stability of Your Times.” Isaiah 33:6


I have come to find that there is only One who can bear the weight of true worship. One who is God alone. When all else has failed us; the things we worship, our money, our efforts, our careers, our dreams, ourhopes, our wisdom.  When all these fail us,the one true God will be our stability. He is an unmovable rock on which we can stand.

I have found this to be true over and over again. I have found that God can hold me up even when it is me who has let me down. Even when it is me who has failed, yes, even I cannot be my own stability.  For when I have tried, I too have failed. I am not strong enough to take on the things of life alone.  They will eventually crush me, overcome me or defeat me. But when I stand in Christ,can bear all things.

As the bible states in 2 Corinthians 4:7-9,

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.


When we stand in Christ, no matter how hard things get, how much the world throws at us or how great our failure is, we still have the rock to stand on.  That rock is Christ!

I am not saying that we won’t have consequences. We will! However, because of Christ, God will not allow any of those to be greater then the sacrifice that Christ made on the cross to pay for every failure.

So when you need a place of stability, cometo Him who is truly able to be your stability in all things.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

What if we give thanks to the Lord with our Whole Heart?

As I was reading today this verse stood out to me, Psalm 9:1&2
            I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sign praise to your name O Most High.

As I read the words, I ask myself, do I do this? Have I ever given the Lord thanks with my whole heart? Have I ever recounted all his wonderful deeds? Do I exult Him, and do I sing praise to His name. And my answer was not often enough. There are so many times when I don’t do these things. When I take my eyes off of the Lord and I don’t exult Him gladly. 
 If I don’t put my whole heart into thanking the Lord for all he has done for me, it is easy to forget how truly Awesome He is. What would it look like if today God’s people would truly thank him with our whole hearts? If we would come to Him with no requests, but only thankfulness, if we would recount his wonders to a lost and drying world. What if today we would fill the earth with  praises to his name.

Lord today I will thank you, exult you, and recount your wonderful deeds. Lord today I will sing praise to you alone. Because Lord, you along are worthy of all of my efforts and all of my love, for you alone are God!