A reminder for today
“O LORD, God of Israel, you are just. We come before you in our guilt as nothing but an escaped remnant, though in such a condition none of us can stand in your presence." (Ezra 9:15)
I hope you are well my friend and that today will mark a day of victories for a life of change. You are in my thoughts as I write to you today and I wonder how you are doing and how God is touching your life. I must admit I often sit and wonder how things are on your side. There are many good friends of mine reading this blog all over the world and even though we have never met before I can feel a bond growing as we progress through a life that is changing for Jesus Christ. It is about 2:00 in the morning here in South Africa and some of you in other places in this world might be going to bed of getting up. It is wonderful to know that God is reaching out to our hearts with His Word sending it via my blog and making it available to everyone all over this beautiful world.
I think that in our journey towards change we need to remember who God is and that we are worshipping an almighty God. Ezra and the people of Israel realised that their way of life had been wrong in the eyes of the Lord and with the help of Ezra the people were reminded who God is and that they need to change their ways. Ezra writes that they are nothing but an escaped remnant and that they are in no condition to stand before God.
Now this is quite important. I do not know if you have ever felt that way. Have you ever felt that there is distance between you and God and that your life is in no condition to stand in His presence? I think this time of year is a time where people are going to be cheerful as they celebrate Christmas, but there is always other that are either alone or that just does not feel the joy of Jesus Christ. There are also those that celebrate for the wrong reasons and they have no worries changing their lives for the worse. But the ones I am thinking of is the ones that has maybe gone through a tough time or is going through a tough time or those that feel guilt and they feel distance between them and God. In fact, they kind of turn away from God as nothing but an escaped remnant.
My dear friend, I do not know what things are like on your side and how you are doing. But what I do know is that even though we seem to pull away from God at times, He will never pull away from us. Even in their sin God helped the people of Israel out of slavery. God is here my friend and He wants to pull you out of misery and into light where we will find His heavenly joy and live a life that brings about change. It is not how bad we are of how many mistakes we have made; it is how we stand up and take God’s hand as He pulls us out of the mud and back on to the road. God does not look at our mountains form our viewpoint, God looks at our mountains from His viewpoint and where He is looking from there is no mountains.
Come with me today as we look at God understanding that He is God and there is no other like Him. He created the world with His breath and parted the sea for Moses. He gave Joshua victory in battle and showed Noah how to build an ark. He made a young boy defeat a giant and took Joseph from the pit to the palace. He made a scared Peter in a powerful leader and took Paul and changed him from a Christian hater to a Christian maker. How much more is He able to do in your life? God is huge my friend and you have got to know that. Let Him be the God He is in your life for when you give God is rightful place and you realise that He is God, then there is nothing in this world that will take away your joy and burden you with forgiven guilt. You are far more valuable to God than you realise.
Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus