Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Thoughts

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"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." - Hebrews 4:12-16

I have read this Scripture many times before and heard teachings on it numerous times and it never fails to comfort and put me on awe of the amazing and wonderful God that I serve.  His Word is like a two edged sword, but don't fail to notice that it pierces our very soul, spirit, joints and marrow.  The word pierce can be rather frightening, and I've heard it preached this way, and even interpreted it that way many times, however, when I meditate on it, I realize that the Lord's Word penetrates every cell, joint, marrow and our Spirit. It is like a balm!! Yes, the Lord's Word has precepts that we must follow, but that, too, is a balm for it shows us the way we should go.  I don't know about you, but personally, I need direction.  I've lived long enough on this earth to know that going my own way, is usually not the right way.  

Don't you love that the Scripture then tells us we have a high priest (Jesus) who is able to sympathize with our weaknesses because, he too, was tempted here on earth.  He knows and understands what we're going through.  However, he remained sinless so that He could take on our sins as the sacrificial lamb and we could have redemption through Jesus.  

The Lord then goes on to tell us that because we are redeemed through Christ Jesus, we can approach the throne of God with confidence.  Not only that, He will receive grace and mercy in our time of need.  Praise the Lord!! I have been comforted time and time again with the knowledge that God understands my weaknesses and sympathizes - plus he gives me mercy and grace.  

The closer I draw to the Lord, the more I can lean on Him.  I do have peace regardless of my present situation of painful days and nights.  I've been down this road before with the Lord and I know as sure as I'm sitting here that He is with me and He is using my situation for His glory and MY good.  When I was diagnosed with cancer six years ago, I didn't fall apart because I had been seeking the Lord and had made Him my very center.  He saw me through that situation and my relationship with the Lord became deep and fulfilling.  I have deep love for my Lord and I know that He has deep love for me.  

Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior?  He is the only thing that will make your life worth while, the only true rock you can stand on, the only anchor you have when the waves of this world are hitting you with full force.  If you would like to accept Jesus into your heart, please go HERE and you will be lead through the steps you can take to be in a relationship with the only, true Lord.  

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God bless you - Julie

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