Zelma P. (27 Feb 2006) "Pondering"
I have sat here over the past few months, pondering many of the things in my own walk with Jesus Christ. Knowings always that he must always be my first priority. My first love. My all in all. as I see the world spin out of control around me i can feel safe wrapped in the arms of the Lord Jesus Christ. Chaos ruling all over the world destroying the lives of many men and women of God. Our children dying in a foreign country and coming home in a flag draped coffin. The other ones coming home with a hardness about them that my human eyes have never see. The carnage of a world gone amuck by the ways of the master of this world satan. The things they have seen, the smells they have smelled and the fact that the war goes on with their bravery in believing that they are fighting for our freedom. While here at homes we see them try to destroy any image of God that is left in this desolate world. They fight daily day by day and our country fi! ghts to take God out of our lives and the only true freedom we have in in the Lord Jesus Christ, without Him there is no freedom at all. How many of us fight for the the race, to run the race that is within us to run, to set aside self and the world and to allow the Lord Jesus to sit on the throne of our hearts? How many of us have grown cold in our walk and quite the race entirely. How many of us blame the church for our own lack of discipline in obeying the Word of God and seeking out our own salvation with fear and trembling? How many of us long to get into the Bible and read the Word that the Father has given to us to exist in such a world as this? How many of us are so wrapped up that we cannot even find an hour in a day to give to our Saviour. It amazes me that we live in such perilous times yet the world spins around and around and we are not even attuned to what God is doing. We look for everything to blame it on but we forget that God is in control! and always has been in control. This is His earth, His people, we are the creatures, He is the Creator. He is the potter, we are the clay. Do you ask yourself daily what kind of a pot is God making with my life, or are we so busy to give the potter a second to even speak silently to us. To hear that sweet small voice saying you are Mine, I will keep you, I will protect you, I love you, I sent my Son to die for you so that you could be free. There is no freedom in this cruel cold world, the only freedom any of us have is in the Precious Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. He died so that you could be free. What value do you place on the blood that poured out of His body. Do you think of that time of the scourging post, where He opened not His mouth daily, or that cruel cold cross that He hang upon, completely innocent, that you would free in Him. Do you worship Him from afar, or do you find yourself so hungry for more of Him that He takes all the things of the world and! shows you truly what they are. Do you find yourself growing daily and trying more and more to be like Jesus? What will He find in your life when he return to get you. Run the race to win, to cross the finish line and say I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course. Unto your Hands Jesus I commit my body. Will you greet Him in gladness or in fear of the time wasted here on earth, when He only asks for a small part of your live, but truly desires all of it. My children run the race with all that it within you, giving Jesus the throne in your life and not allowing anything of this world to unseat Him. The prize that awaits you is more than you could ever think, imagine or hope for. Do you cry out I will not be satisfied until I awake in your likeness. Prepare my children to meet your God. For surely He is hovering on the horizon. Do not let any opportunity pass that He is not in charge. He stands at the door of your heart and knocks, please bid ! Him a greeting and open the door and say here" I am Lord Use Me". The day is at hand the night is far spent, Watch, pray and be ready, for Jesus said surely I come quickly and surely He is coming quickly. Can you say with all honesty come quickly Lord Jesus, I am waiting and ready.