" Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long." ~ Psalm 25:4-5

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Common Accessory? or Only Hope?

The pains of this world are so deep and constant. At times it seems joy is at the end of a bottomless pit. We'll never find it- or maybe it doesn't really exist. The lost will find momentary pleasure in this world, followed by an eternity of pain. The found, will surely suffer in this life, but in the end will have eternal joy. Are we lost or found? Are we deceiving ourselves in thinking we're a daughter or a son? How do we know? Do we love Jesus?- I mean love Him, not the things he provides. Or is Jesus an accessory? something that is admirable to profess, but nonessential. Do we go to church or are we the church? Is there a difference and if there is, do we know it? The conversations I've been a part of recently should leave us all awake at night pleading with God to save. There will be people who genuinely believe themselves to be saved by their faith, but empty faith is not saving faith. The only true faith is faith in Jesus the Christ; fully God and fully man. It is not of most importance that we know Him, but that He knows us. We must trust Him, not only because He calls us to, but because there is no other hope, but hope in Christ.

" Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross thereby killing the hostility."
Ephesians 2:12-16