Sunday, 12 April 2015

Today Reminder – 12 April 2015 (Day 1 – Darkness)

A reminder for today
Look, a righteous king is coming!  And honest princes will rule under him. (Isaiah 32:1)

How are you my friend? It has been a long time since I have written to you and I must admit I missed it. My journey is still a long way from its end and now it has taken a darker turn. I find myself standing before a huge crater in my path filled with bigger challenges than ever before. For a while I felt my path turning away from God as the enemy finally succeeded in its plan. Much has changed, but I will tell you more about that as we start our journey at the face of the crater that lies ahead. 

I have found myself surrounded by darkness as pain and anger took the place of the Light of Jesus in my life. I looked at the changes that await me and I stopped to listen to the voice of reason, the voice of God, and I relied on my own strength. I failed.

They say that light separates darkness and I must say that is so true. I can feel how the Lord is reaching out to me in last few days calling me back to Him, calling me back to my journey. Yes I have to walk this path with bigger burdens but what are we if we do not face our challenges with Him in our hearts. Why do we try to battle alone when we are weak and full of fear? 

Come with me my friend and let us look ahead towards the light. Let us forget the pain we gave and the pain we received as we reach out to the only one who heals and gives life. Look a righteous King is coming and with that our time is running out. Let us stop fighting against the things that pulls us back to a worldly person and let us embrace the things that will take us to the light. 

I wish to leave you with this poem from Carol Wimmer:
When I say, “I am a Christian”               
I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
I’m whispering, “I get lost sometimes
That’s why I chose this way”

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak with human pride
I’m confessing that I stumble –
needing God to be my guide

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong
I’m professing that I’m weak
and pray for strength to carry on    
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success
I’m admitting that I’ve failed
and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t think I know it all
I submit to my confusion
asking humbly to be taught

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible
but God believes I’m worth it  
When I say, “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache
which is why I seek God’s name

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority
I only know I’m loved

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus