Do you remember this old
There is none holy as the Lord.
There is none besides Him.
Neither is there any Rock like our God.
There is none holy as the Lord
living in a time when if we’re not IN LOVE with our God, so
much so that we have no where else we want to turn, we won’t
be able to stand. God
woke me up this morning with these words.
and Godly behavior is only produced when we are IN LOVE with
our Savior. It is
never a product of the law.
And even if man could have kept the law (which he
couldn’t) the law will never produce holiness.
That’s why Jesus had to come.”
holiness only comes out of an intimate, love relationship
with the King of Glory, Jesus Christ.
It’s only when we are so in love with Him --
the God of our Salvation – the one who died that we might be
saved, that our desire becomes to do and to be
HIS desire, and that, alone, creates in us the Character of
Jesus Christ, and our commitment to do
HIS will in our lives, come what may.
Our love for Him is reflected in our behaviors, our
lifestyle, our “want to’s, and our love one for another.
indeed, living in the perilous times that the Word speaks of
when it says that “men’s hearts will fail them.”
We have talked to numerous men and women of God in just
the last few weeks who are questioning their own salvation.
They say things like, “I can teach the Word, and I
can tell others how they should act and respond, but I can’t
do it myself.” “I’m
just not worthy; I’ve never been worthy.”
“I’ll never preach or teach again.”
men and women of God have taught and ministered the Word of
God to huge numbers of people, large congregations, small
congregations and those in between.
They’re not new to the ministry, and yet as they see
their world changing, they find they can’t stand.
They feel like their losing their minds.
Many have lost loved ones and just can’t face going
on. Some have
even “demanded” that God send their loved one back! Others are facing life alone because their spouse has decided
they’re “not cut out to be a pastor’s wife.”
And their responses have all been, “I don’t know if
I was ever called.” “I
don’t know why God would have sent his son to die for
someone like me.”
are men and women who have been FULL of the Word.
They’ve experienced the miraculous in their
ministries, and yet now they question if it’s even real.
is only one way that you and I will be able to stand in the
face of devastation in our lives, and continue to hold tight
to the only One that can save us, and that’s when we “fall
in love” with Jesus Christ.
Head knowledge just isn’t enough, and if that’s all
you’ve got, you can expect to be overcome yourself.
love is a choice. We
must CHOOSE to put our faith and trust in HIM.
That comes when we realize that the World has nothing
to offer us, and that means that we embrace him as our husband
– as our friend that sticketh closer than a brother – as
the one who gave His very life for us – and as the one that
we’ll spend eternity with.
sound difficult, but when you really believe that there is
NOTHING ELSE in this world of any eternal value, it gets
let this scenario become your story.
The Word says that “in this world there will be
tribulation,” so you need to expect it.
Life is going to deliver some extreme pain and
difficult circumstances that will try your very sanity, but He
has also given you the promise that He will NEVER leave you
nor forsake you, and He will NEVER give you more than you can
need each other now, more than ever before.
This is when we must reach out and support each other,
opening our homes and hearts to those who need a place to run
to. Examine your
heart and make sure your answer is “Welcome home, we always
have room for one more glass at the table,” because the day
may soon come when you’re the one who needs the hand and
heart extended, offering safety and security in this life with
your eternal family.