‘The moment you believe something that is not true, you manifest that untruth or that lie in your life.’
If Jesus is your Savior, what is the TRUTH about you?
-your sins ARE forgiven
-you are no longer under condemnation. There is NO MORE condemnation for you. Jesus took it all for you on the cross.
-you are deeply loved
-you are highly favored
-you are richly blessed
-you have the mind of Christ…that means your mind is clean, your mind is sharp, your mind is creative…
“A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench…”
Reeds were used for musical instruments…flax was used to wick the oil in a lamp. Reeds and pieces of flax are a dime a dozen…we would throw away a bruised reed and the smoking flax. They would be irritating and worthless to us. But Jesus sees me and you, even though our reed is broken and we can’t carry a tune anymore…even though we’re smoking and burnt up and burnt out, He tenderly takes us into His arms and comforts and heals us. Now the song we sing is HIS song, and the light we shine is HIS Light!
It’s easy to feel like I’m just one of seven billion people on earth, and even though I know that Jesus loves me, I can’t really believe that He loves me that much. Don’t believe that untruth, that lie. Jesus loves you deeply. He favors you highly. Think about that…if a friend favors us, we feel honored.
Listen…the King of the Universe favors you highly!!! His favor and grace are on you all day and all night long. His favor does not depend on our ‘goodness’. We could never have enough goodness to even merit a glance from Him. We are favored because of His grace. His blessings are being poured out on you…open your heart and receive it! Listen…Jesus loves you!
Jesus, I love you. Thank you for the love, favor and blessings you are so ready to abundantly give me. Even when I’ve pulled away a little because I don’t understand why you took my friend to heaven so soon. You are just waiting for me to come back…you’re eager for me to come back, and you don’t make me do ‘time out’ for pulling away. You lost a friend, too, and you wept. You understand…and you’ve comforted me.
I still don’t understand, but it’s okay. I will still love you…I still will trust you. You are a very good Shepherd.
love you muchly,
the above were my notes and thoughts yesterday, while I was listening to this message by Joseph Prince. I was so very, very blessed by it and wanted to share the blessing with you all 🙂
Subscribe to get our blog posts in your inbox!2 Samuel 15:23The king also himself passed over the brook Kidron.David passed that gloomy brook when flying with his mourning company from his traitor son. The man after God’s own heart was not exempt from trouble, nay, his life was full of it. He was both the Lord’s Anointed, and the Lord’s Afflicted. Why then should we expect to escape? At sorrow’s gates the noblest of our race have waited with ashes on their heads, wherefore then should we complain as though some strange thing had happened unto us? The KING of kings himself was not favoured with a more cheerful or royal road. He passed over the filthy ditch of Kidron, through which the filth of Jerusalem flowed. God had one Son without sin, but not a single child without the rod. It is a great joy to believe that Jesus has been tempted in all points like as we are. What is our Kidron this morning? Is it a faithless friend, a sad bereavement, a slanderous reproach, a dark foreboding? The King has passed over all these. Is it bodily pain, poverty, persecution, or contempt? Over each of these Kidrons the King has gone before us. “In all our afflictions He was afflicted.” The idea of strangeness in our trials must be banished at once and for ever, for He who is the Head of all saints, knows by experience the grief which we think so peculiar. All the citizens of Zion must be free of the Honourable Company of Mourners, of which the Prince Immanuel is Head and Captain. Notwithstanding the abasement of David, he yet returned in triumph to his city, and David’s Lord arose victorious from the grave; let us then be of good courage, for we also shall win the day. We shall yet with joy draw water out of the wells of salvation, though now for a season we have to pass by the noxious streams of sin and sorrow. Courage, soldiers of the Cross, the King himself triumphed after going over Kidron, and so shall you.Charles Spurgeon