I was 15 when I had my encounter with the truth. A group of university students held a concert entitled 'Evidence'. Seeing the joy and radiance on those student's faces and hearing the passion in their voices as they shared about the difference the truth had made in their lives, helped me realize that they were indeed, evidence with a capital 'E' that Jesus was real! And so began a relationship with Him that has come to mean more to me than anything.
The song "The Lord is Upright" is inspired by a declaration by seniors, those in their 'golden' years (Psalm 92:14,15). As they look back over their lives, both the good times and the bad, their conclusion is “The Lord is upright, He is a Rock, there is no injustice or wrong in Him!"
I discovered that He is involved in my life at a personal level. So much so that no one can convince me that He is not real!
What a difference it would make if we were to start our daily time with the Lord with the words "I've Come to Worship"! May we take the time to be still and know that He is God, setting aside every distraction, bowing at the feet of the one and only God.
As Christians we are never limited to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual strength. When, in faith, we draw on the power that is already inside us through His indwelling Spirit, He will surely energize us – not just for the tasks we think we can't handle but even for those we think that we can. Let's never forget He is the Vine, that we have the joy and privilege of being the branches through which His supernatural life flows (John 15:1).
If we want a lasting solution at a national level, then we need to deal with the root of the problem. We need to do this first and foremost at a personal level.
May our eyes be opened to see that our worth is best measured by the price that was paid for us!
Rest comes when we no longer rely on what we can do for ourselves – rather we trust in what God alone can do (Hebrews 4:12 ).
God loves us extravagantly and there is only one fitting response to His extravagance!
As we embrace the truth of His word, we begin to experience the liberty that we long for - the liberty Jesus died to give us.