The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Enduring to the End


Enduring to the End

     In this day and age, there are many men compromising and bringing dishonor to the name of Jesus. Is it possible for a believer to endure to be able to endure to the end? In and of themselves they can not stay faithful to the Lord. However, the Spirit of God brings triumph. In Matthew 24:13 says that the age was full of iniquity and if they will endure to the end they will be saved. If the focus is on the steps people must do to stay close to the Lord, then they will fail. What can be focused on is that God is faithful. He is very good at doing what He already knows how to do best. 

     Christians are like little lambs. They are weak and dumb and slow. What makes them different from the a regular bird though, is that they have a Protector, a Shepherd. They can not fight the wolves, or find their own way in life, but the Shepherd can protect and gently lead them perfectly. He is well seasoned and knows the every move that a little lamb would take, and can keep them from falling. They can not muster up faith, but He has an abundant supply. Jesus will keep the feet of His saints (Psalms 121). He is the Keeper (1 Samuel 2:9). They must believe in His Word. He does not slumber (Proverbs 3:23). He will finish the work He began (Hebrews 12:2, 7:25, Philippians 1:6). He is the Perfecter. A Sheep could wander and can be devoured but if that sheep stays in the shadow of the Shepherd it will be strong. 

     Those those that put their confidence in God, will not be put to shame (Is 45:16-17, Is 54:4). He is faithful and true. Lazarus’s death, shows how though there were four days of waiting, it would have been easy to distrust Jesus in the midst of that. But He WAS faithful. He came and saved! His promises are true and can be believed fully (Is 41:10,14). In Christ, the promises can be claimed. A three cord is not easily broken. And what is the Believer’s cord? 1. God’s Word, which is also the Shepherd’s voice promising salvation, and truth. 2. Our loving response (forsaking flesh, action of believing, faith and obedience). 3. God’s Word again (Shepherds ability to save, empowering grace, faithfulness). That’s Grace and Truth top and bottom. The Christian’s responsibility is to gaze on the Shepherd!
     What an encouraging message after over and over hearing of the deep compromises of Christian leaders. It causes one to think there are not any more godly leaders. This message as another great encouragement and refreshment to stay focused on Jesus. I can not do any thing in my own strength and if I try, I’ll just keep failing. But I CAN put my trust in the ever Faithful One. His Word is true and over and over, people who’ve put their complete trust in Him, He will never fail or leave. Me, a little lamb is vulnerable, but in the shadow of the Shepherd, nothing can touch me.