|Posted on September 30, 2015 at 5:55 AM|
Lord God, You are moving! You are setting the stage of Your end time play. It’s already begun. Things of prophecy from the Bible are happening. I pray, help me do well in the role You have cast me, Lord.
In the beginning of beginnings Father God Your love brought forth the world and children; You breathed Your life into them. Along the centuries, I entered Your plan. You chose to give humans a free will, knowing that they could choose to love You in return or reject You. Yes, You knew they would be imperfect and some in their ignorance and immaturity, like me, would sin against You, and would not be able to exist in Your Presence. You also knew Your enemy, satan, would try and win them into his camp of hate.
Then Lord, Your Son Jesus volunteered to redeem the lost souls by coming to earth donning a human nature and accepting the punishment for the sins of all mankind as our Savior Redeemer. He was cruelly tortured, humiliated and crucified in horrific pain to pay for my/our sins. Jesus loved us enough to do this, so we would be cleansed of our sins and able to build a relationship with Him and the Father while still here on earth; then we would also live in eternity with them. Jesus great love paid our sin debt and purchased the freedom of all who choose to accept His sacrificial gift.
I can never repay Him for His huge sacrifice, but I can follow His commands to show Him that I love Him and want to do His will. And I can share His love story with others so they too can experience His monumental love for themselves.
After Jesus’ death, He arose from the dead, finished His teachings with His disciples, and returned to His home in Heaven. But before leaving He promised to send “another” like Him who would be our teacher, counselor, comforter and more.
John 15:26-27 (AMP)
26 “But when the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of Truth who comes from the Father, He will testify and bear witness about Me. 27 But you will testify also and be My witnesses, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
Jesus made sure we could always have help in performing our role. Now our part is to become acquainted with and build relationship with the Holy Spirit, our Guide, Teacher, Advocate, and all. He loves us with the same amazing love as the Father and Jesus, so a deep and intimate relationship can be built with Him. In conversation with Him I have learned many truths of life and of the Bible and how to apply them to my life. You can enjoy this too.
My friends, God created you for a purpose. Discovering this purpose will guide your path to confidence and joy. I encourage you, if you do not enjoy a closeness now, begin to construct a relationship with our Almighty God. Time is short and He is waiting for you!
(PS The book Cast Up A Highway presents a way of building this relationship.)