In preparing upon a new study for the Submitted Youth Group of my church, I stumbled upon a verse I have heard several times. In fact I have heard songs written just about this verse. However tonight it struck a new cord with me.
15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,"
Tonight I ask you- What is the reason for the hope you have? Do you have hope? Simultaneously as right this a new song is playing on my computer.
ALL OF MY LIFE
Now tonight- if you've never head that feeling- cry out to God and He will show Himself to you.
soli deo gloria
In my daily study I pick up Exodus 19. This book is cliche for being "old fashion". However today I urge to to think of it as lessons learned. Additionally look for the theme of faithfulness.
We see God giving instructions to Moses. These aren't orders for slavery but direction for prosperity. Even before Jesus was sent God shows His love to the very people that doubt him. Even after He brought them through trials.
Now we know about the risen savior , we know if the grace we have but we still doubt. Doubt is normal. However right now let us claim on the victory of what was done and what will be.
I need to add one more thing.
In order to have a close relationship with God we are to live Holy. We are to set ourselves apart. Yes we sin- but right now let's ask God to forgive us.
"Father forgive me for my sins. God I want to live holy. I want to have you work in me in a new way. Use me for Your kingdom. Lord I'm asking for this not for the blessings your word tells us but because You love me and sent your son Jesus to die for my sins. Amen "
soli deo gloria
John works in Market Management within Insurance industry. He is well versed in business strategy and data systems. His free time he spends at his church, skiing, traveling and following Formula 1 racing. He resides in New York.