HOPE CHANGES EVERYTHING
|Posted on March 24, 2017 at 4:50 AM|
Friday March 24, 2017
Good Morning, Happy Friday!!! Oh dear. I seemed to have lost a whole week. That must be what happens when I'm so sick! You know, no sickness can overtake us. No addiction can grip us. No amount of distance we put between us and God. No matter how deep the pit we are in. However broken, however lost, however devastated, however fearful, however unfaithful and wavering.........
If we are Born Again, WE ARE ANCHORED!!! That hit me very hard this morning. I began to rejoice over it. The cool thing about God is, that once we accept Jesus into our hearts, He LOCKS HIMSELF with us. We have His total Attention. Complete Protection. Sufficient Grace. Complete Love!!! When we lock eyes with our Savior, OH MY GOODNESS.............. It's like thinking we've died and gone to Heaven!!! When our hearts are locked with His, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. When our minds are focused on God Alone, and the Holy Spirit begins to move within us, we are Unstoppable.
Hebrews 6;19-20 NLT tells us, "This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God's inner sanctuary. Jesus has already gone in there for us." Can I please get an AMEN?!?! First, "this hope." It's strong and can be trusted to keep us in all things. It leads us to God, where Jesus enters on our behalf. Can you even begin to fathom what Jesus talks to God, His Father, about us? If we could hear Him speak concerning us. If we could hear Jesus praying for us.
Jesus died for us. He rose for us. Made a way for us......... I sure don't feel worthy! But, He says I'm worth dying for. So were you! He gave His own Life, as a payment for our sins. Salvation doesn't cost us anything, for it is a Free Gift from God ~ by Grace through Faith in Jesus. (Ephesians 2;8) On the Cross, Jesus said, "It is finished". When He rose and went to be with the Father, He made it Complete!!!!!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being Anchored in Him............ Knowing that, brings us Strength, Grace, and a Peace, because He is Bigger, Stronger, and can go Deeper than anything we face!!! He is Able. He is Faithful to keep His Promises. He is Capable and Complete in all He does. He never leaves loose ends. He is always with us, and never, EVER, leaves us alone. He makes things New. Turns brokenness into Beautiful. Strength for our tears...........
I can tell you with all my heart, that God is trustworthy. He has proven it time and time again, even through my faithlessness. He is the very CENTER of myself, from which everything else flows. If we keep Him FIRST, we will lack no good thing. If we give Him our life, He will do Wonders ~ nothing we've ever seen, dreamed of, or dared to hope. God is absolutely CRAZY ABOUT US!!! We can quit our striving, because it's not needed. We can give Him our burdens, because they are too heavy for us to carry ~ but, not for Jesus!
Have a happy Friday, my dear and lovely Friends............ I'm thinking of you and praying for you. I hope you choose Jesus today. Give Him a chance. Feel yourself ANCHORED in Him. It's the safest feeling in the whole, wide world! Nothing your heart desires, compares to Jesus. Through the chaos and noise, the storms and crashing waves, Jesus is holding us, firm and secure in Hope..........