Monday, October 21, 2013

Jesus Never Intended . . .

Good morning, everybody! You know I be getting these early morning revelations— mostly intended to get me straight—but I thought I’d share this one with you. J
Jesus never intended for us to be saved in accordance with Romans 10:9-10, and then say, “Lord, I’ll take it from here. I'll obey all your rules, and I will live a perfect life.” Oh, no! Jesus always wants us to be in relationship with Him—a 'dependent' relationship—in which we will always need His grace and mercy, and The Balm of Gilead for our cuts & scrapes as we stumble & bumble along this way. Our part in the relationship is to give Him all the praise and adoration due His Great Name!
In fact, I think He sometimes allows life to get plenty tough, causing our human efforts at perfection to fail. At which point, we have two choices. We can either scramble around trying to put the pieces of our perfect lives back together, or we can look up and live. Jesus loves to hear us cry out to Him, “Lord, help me! Lord, I need you!” And when we do, He gently reminds us that we are saved by His grace; we grow by His grace; and we live in His grace. [Acts 17:28; Ephesians 2:8; 2 Timothy 1:9; 2 Peter 3:18] He reminds us that He alone is Lord of all—the wanted & the unwanted. [Acts 2:36; Acts 10:36] He never wants us to forget that we are in an eternal relationship with Him. [John 10:28] The Lord Jesus has finished the work to make us perfect, righteous, and complete in Him. [John 19:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Colossians 2:10; Hebrews 10:14] We will always need Him. And we never have to worry, or try to be perfect in our own strength. [Matthew 5:36] We can lean and depend on our Saviour!
On this Christian walk to heaven, Jesus never intended for us to leave Him out. [Luke 24:32] Accept His Blessings!

Look Up & Live (~:jeanetta britt)
Lord, You drove me to my knees
With the thing I treasured most
So I would look up
And live again
So I would look up
And see You again
So I would look up
And love You again
So I would look up
And breathe free
Thank you, Lord!