Close Your Eyes and Get Your Focus
On This Day We Mourn
Give God a chance
I can bring the day to mind readily, Good Friday, the weather may be glorious and beautiful on this day although we reverently remember the death of our Savior Jesus Christ. We joyfully await the celebration of His resurrection.
We may be in a tight spot on any given day. Perhaps it will be one of the toughest moments of our life. One can feel lost and alone, sad, and abandoned, but we are never alone. Because of Good Friday, you can never be alone.
When God gave His only Son, we received the ultimate gift. Jesus, our Lord, and Savior, His blood shed as He took the cross all of us. We can battle about the why’s, what’s, and how’s, but on any given day just close your eyes. Allow the quiet to still your heart and think of the possibilities of someone loving you that much. Enough to pay the price for you and to wash away all the bad stuff, so that you can one day have eternal life with Him.
It's not myself that will make you see, but rather God will reveal Himself to all who seek Him. I want you to come to know our Jesus and to understand His selfless act of love. I wish for you to come to faith and belief in Christ.
I ask one favor of you today that you close your eyes just once and allow Him to speak to you right where you are. He will come to you in your weakest moments; He will lift you up when you want only to fall, He will pull you toward Him when you want to run and hide. Why not give Him a chance?
He is waiting
The remarkable thing about our God is that He is reaching down and all we need to do is place our hand in His and walk with Him. He is right there awaiting you. How about you start with trusting in His promises. It is all going to be okay; you can take a baby step of faith for the rest of your life to begin.
Matthew 17:20 New International Version
20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have the faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
I believe you can find this faith and strength if you want to be open to the call of Christ. Close your eyes and talk to Him. There is no right or wrong way to call on Him. Speak from your heart. Allow Him to hear your plea, and He will respond. Once you do this ask Him to come into your heart forever and live there and ask forgiveness for the sins that He knows you have committed. Because He knows everything about you and He made you wonderfully. Imagine the beginning where He created the thought of you. He knew the exact moment you would beckon Him and recognize He was always right there by your side.
I find it funny that we think we are solely purposeful in seeking Him when all along He is reaching down to us. He promised to be with us, and He is. He is in the details of our thoughts and actions, the positive vein that runs through the core of our being.
Whether we recognize our core, work it out, or neglect it, the truth remains we have a one. If we pay attention to it, we become stronger, and endurance improves. For that same reason, we must attend and give glory to the power at our center of that core. That power is Jesus Christ within us where it is true that core exercises make one stronger. The same is correct about exercising the center of our core. We do this by applying discipline to the study of His word.
The lack of discipline to exercising our core makes one weak. While the muscles are there, they can only become stronger if we give attention to them remaining true to our faith walk. We must exercise the discipline to improve the understanding of what makes us strong is to embody the faith and belief in Christ that is the core of our existence.
Galatians 2:20 New International Version
20 I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved and gave himself for me.
The steady tree at our core is Jesus
Know that God is with us
Know that God is with you in every trial and every joy. The life you live on this earth is full of peaks and valleys, and that will not change, believing in Him, allows a forever love that holds fast in every storm.
When we recognize Christ is dwelling inside of you, then everything changes. You still have pain and days where you can barely breathe or understand. You always make mistakes of the flesh, because, you are human and live in the flesh. Therefore, don't be too hard on yourself. Just try and remember you now live by faith, and Christ lives in you.
On occasion, you may lose your footing. You might make a desperate cry to the heavens. You could say, “I can’t do this one more day, hour, or minute.” But see, God can!
He paid it all and when we forget that, He is revealing Himself through others. Perhaps with a kind word of encouragement or some respite until we can re-group. When we go to Him, He will help you get through the minutes, then the hours and at long last every single day. Until we go to be with Him or He comes again to bring us all home together.
How cool is it to have someone that unique looking out for you and to be able to find Him so easily when He is your center, your core!
Jesus paid it all
© 2012 Kathy Henderson