I'm up and getting ready for another thunderous day at work. I'm preparing to leave once again and as I do so, one thing is loud and clear, I must proclaim the name of Jesus. In this moment, on this very day, I remember the promises I have made. They are:
- Be faithful to the Lord
- To teach His word even when I don't feel I'm good enough
- To love those He gives me to love
As we approach Easter, my thoughts have been on the Lord who makes me whole. He has given me more than I could ever thank Him for. When I have been low, someone thinks about me and prays for me. When I have struggled in my personal life, He has given me a rainbow. When I have called on Him to surround His people, He has and when I sit in the quiet, He fills me with strength, courage and wisdom. I am not perfect, really I am more flawed then most but it's in His perfect will I live.
There are many that are struggling with horrible things right now. Why do bad things happen to good people? I don't have the answer but as I have prayed for others this week the picture of Jesus at the last supper has come to mind. Men that walked with Him doubted, fought, betrayed and lacked courage. They knew Him personally and most of them truly loved Him. But Jesus, who was perfect, who gave all His time to others, who spread the word to many people groups, died for what? He was a great person, far greater then any of us and yet, He had to die on a cross. Why? He was the lamb, spread out on the alter. The priests used to sprinkle blood on the alter; His blood was spilled on the ground, in front of His mother and His followers. He was the greatest sacrifice. We forget that because our foundation is on rock and not rooted into the earth.
Arise my sisters and wash away the doubt, the sadness, the defeat. We have bad things that happen, whether you are Christian or not. Evil is in the world. It tempts us to do wrong and it makes us do things that are against the will of Christ. God knew this and loved us anyway. He chose His Son to be faithful to a fallen people. He sent Him to teach grace, love and forgiveness. He was love!
There are women all over the world that need to hear the call of Jesus. Who better to share that call then those of us living for Him. It is an honor to be chosen as a teacher of His word. It is an honor to be chosen to serve His church. It is an honor to be given the freedom and wisdom to love His people. It is an honor to read His word. It is an honor to know Him. Don't sit with your hands behind your back, shout to the Lord and He will find favor with you. You are His and He hears our cries. Be willing to be His hands and feet. We are called for this moment and we must be faithful with what He has given us. I am in love with Jesus. He is my world and I am His child. Being silent is not an option so once again, I proclaim His glory on this blog and thank Him for all the gifts He has given me. Mostly, I thank Him for the blood He spilled on the cross, that wipes away my sins and gives me courage to face another day. For all my sisters in nations that are being persecuted, I am calling on God to deliver you. You are on my heart daily. And for all of you that are struggling with failed marriages, addiction, depression and hurt, I believe that when we call on Him, He is there.
We are His chosen and it is our job to walk by faith. My prayer is that you will see Him today and that you will know Him! May your day be blessed and may this blog bring Jesus all the glory as I shout to the Lord!
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. (Psalm 95:1 NIV)