Thursday, July 27, 2006

Having Done All, Stand

Having done all, Stand Firm! Eph 6:12-13 13: Therefore, take up the full armor of God that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. NASB

I have always been captivated by the telling of the accounts of God’s faithfulness and provision for His people. The delivery from certain death, the provision of food when there was none left, the healing of a person when the doctors said all hope was gone. I wondered what it must have been like to see the supernatural hand of God at work for the people in these events that were retold to bring faith and encouragement to those who heard them.

Some obvious elements of these events escaped me when hearing these recollections of God’s goodness. The obvious would be the urgency and crises which brought about the need for a miracle.

Some of you have been discovering first hand the urgency that comes when a crisis is upon you and there is no one to hope in but God alone. I say this, because this is how you discover the valley that seems to come before the mountain top and to say that because you have experienced this you can more fully understand the place in which others are or have been when they have called out for prayer and encouragement and God alone seems to hear the cry.

It seems strange that we all seem to easily forget the truth learned when we are a part of a great answer to prayer, or a miracle and then move on in life only to need to be reminded that He alone is worthy and that He alone is the author and finisher of our faith. He is not a respecter of persons and He is faithful to all His children.

I want to remind you today to look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith! Ps 121:1-2I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

In Him we live and move and have our being!

Stand Firm in Him!

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