Wednesday, February 20, 2008

who is lifting you? :: Wednesday E-Devotion

The unknown.  The pain.  Every day life is filled with both of those things, and we have to know now what we are going to do when they confront us.  And they will be hitting us at any time. 
 
One of the things that I am talking about every week and almost every day is the fact that faith is relevant.  It matters, and it is needed.  Not a matter of who you are, where you grew up or what you have going for you.  It is a matter of God loves you and you are precious to God.  That is true.   Accept it by faith.
 
Proverbs 3:5-6 (nasb) --- Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
 
Matthew 11:28-30 (nlt) --- Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."
 
Radical faith lets God lift you.  Who is lifting you?
 
Trusting God.  Having faith in God is not easy, but this is one of those 'hills to die on'.  It is why we do what we do and why we are who we are.  Literally, it is the reason that Jesus died for us.  The question is: are we willing to have faith, push others to know faith and to live daily by faith?
 
Recently I have been encouraged by a song about faith and the people we encounter.  It is "Lift High" by Eddie Kirkland.  It talks about the people that we must be ministering to, and I am going to leave you with the lyrics to the song.  Awesome words.  Huge issue.  Big God that lifts broken people!  Pass it on and here is the song:
 

Broken people, call His Name

Helpless children, praise the King

Nothing brings Him greater fame

When broken people call His Name

(CHORUS)

Lift high your chains undone

All rise, exalt the Son

Jesus Christ, the Holy One

We lift our eyes to You

Sinners all, exalt the Son

Your ransom paid and freedom won

We will see His kingdom come

When sinners all exalt the Son

(CHORUS)

Lift up your heads,

Oh lift up your heads

Look on Him

Lift up your heads,

Oh lift up your heads

Look on Him

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