Scripture in the Morning #54
Some thoughts for you to consider before we hit some prayer suggestions…
For your consideration…
Relationships between humans ebb and flow – and the quality of human-to-human relationships depend, at least in part, on us. Can I keep this thing going? Am I doing enough? Will this person leave me? Will they continue to love me? This and more is part of the lack of assurance in human-to-human relationships. In human relationships we always have that element of doubt…
Consider that we are in a relationship with God through Christ. And, as humans, we understand relationships in view of what we have experienced. We tend to draw from human relationships to understand our relationship with God – and that my friends is not wise!
Our relationship with God is one way. It is entirely of Him and entirely of Grace. Our relationship with the Lord never has any element of “Can I keep this thing going? Am I doing enough?” because our relationship with the Lord is not based on what we do – it is entirely based upon what He has done, continues to do and will do in the future.
Isaiah 43:1 Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
Rom 8:38,39 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 10:28ff My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.
For today we thank the Lord for the gift of assurance. Heaven is ours. He will never leave us and He will always love us – because of who He is, not because of what we do. May we praise and thank our Lord for this reality this fine day. May your prayer time be blessed.