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He Is

Posted on: April 11, 2014

I sincerely wish that we had news to share that was “exciting” or allowed others to rejoice along with us in triumph. But I can’t. Our situation hasn’t changed, our lives are still up in the air.

But, over the course of these last few months God has taught me more than I can fully unpack at one time. Yet, I want to try to give you an update. I want to give God glory.

Romans 4:20 says

No unbelief made him [Abraham] waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God.

As I sit here and reflect on all the ways that God has preserved us, cared for us, comforted us, loved us, I am moved to tears. Y’all, we serve a good, good God. I seriously forget that sometimes. I forget how amazing He is just because He Is. Not because He gives us things, not because we feel happy (or feel anything for that matter), but because HE IS. He is faithful. He is merciful. He is all-knowing. He is our source of comfort, our provider, our rock and our fortress. He is true to Himself. He is our God and our Father. HE IS.

God deserves every bit of glory in our lives. He deserves to be praised when we wake and when we go to sleep. He deserves to hold the highest position in our lives, in our thoughts, in our hearts, because HE IS.

He is a God whose grace is sufficient.

He is a God who called/who chose/who claimed me for His own.

He is a God whose blood was shed.

He is a God who rescued.

He is a God fully worthy of every moment of my life.

When I compare myself to God, I see I am weak, I am faithless, I am wrathful, I am a sinking ship.

But….

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  

1 Corinthians 12:9

In our suffering, in our weakness, in the darkness that covers us, God isn’t telling us to fend for ourselves, fight our own battles. No, He is whispering into our hearts – “My grace is sufficient for you.”

He is sufficient.

So friends, if there is one way to sum up all that I have learned in the past six months, it is simply that HE IS.

 

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Last week I was reading through the book of John, when these verses jumped out at me:

At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?” Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go?* You have the words that give eternal life. We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:66-69

To whom do I go? My heart tends to stray away far too often from my Father. I get distracted by life, by hardships and saddest, by entertainment. I cheaply go to those things rather than God. I think the internet will provide me with knowledge. I think television will provide me with rest. I think shopping will provide me with fulfilment. But none of it does. In the end, I find myself even worse off than I started.

Jesus has the words that give eternal life.

Do I think that daily? Do my actions, schedule, speech reflect that? Honestly, I don’t think that daily. Honestly, my life doesn’t always reflect His eternal giving.

It seems overwhelming to see an area of your life that needs change. Changing a thought process. Changing a habit. Changing a lifetime of wrong. A daunting task when you go it alone. But the beauty is, I’m not alone. You’re not alone. Jesus is right here with us, feeding us words of eternal life, showing us the path. We can start this day plodding forward, knowing there will be mistakes, but pushing through it, pushing toward Christ. After all, to whom else would we go?

*Emphasis added


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