Monday I posted about winning the battle against the enemy, but it made me wonder…Sometimes, I wonder if we, as Christians, give the right answers to those who feel like they are losing the battle of life. I mean, to the common reader on this site, what does this mean, “winning the battle”…”we’ve been given the weaponry”…”pick up your sword of the Spirit and your shield of faith?” I know for those of us who have grown up around church and the things of church and Christianity, these words might be a common vernacular; however, for others, these might make as much sense as a foreign language.
So, today, I’d like to share a little of what I have come to know. I want to share a little of my story, what He means to me, and how I have learned to fight and stand tall in this fight of faith. I hope it will help you, whomever you are, and I pray you will be encouraged to seek more of Him to find the truth and love that I have found.
Life can be hard sometimes, and being Christlike doesn’t necessarily change that.
Being a Christian does not cause our lives to be perfect.
Loving God does not make all bad stuff go away, never to effect us.
Relying on Him doesn’t mean we won’t have doubts and fears.
Trusting in Christ takes just an ounce of faith and a whole lot of surrendering of our will.
Once you decide to trust, He makes up the difference between our ability and lack of faith.
Our Christianity isn’t based on good feelings, happiness or getting what we want.
He has given us promises on which to stand and build up our faith.
His promises are true, steadfast, uncompromising and unchanging.
He is a God who is full of unconditional love, unwavering mercy and unrelenting faith.
He is a God who is forever reaching to us and eternally seeking to draw us back to Himself.
I could quote Scripture after Scripture of who He is and what He is about. I could recite verse after verse of His goodness, His promises and His commands; however, unless, you actually develop a relationship with Him my words won’t make much of a difference for you. Until you come to know Him, truly know Him, as your Savior and your King, as your Refuge and your High Tower, and as your Prince of Peace, what I have to say will not really make an impact on your heart and mind.
Oh, but if you can just have a moment with Him. If you can call on His Name just once, and grasp even a glimpse of the love that He has for you, I promise you, you will be forever changed. All I can tell you is just try Him. Reach out to Him. Call on His Name, and see what He might do.