Today’s reading is Romans 15: 7-21 As Paul begins to wrap up his letter to the Romans, we see him tell us what he speaks so boldly to the Romans. Go back and read, he really does get quite bold … Continue reading
God alone is our salvation. Nothing else. Not our actions, our faithfulness, or our lack of faithfulness.
We see in Psalm 62: 1-2, David tell us that his souls waits upon God for salvation.
Look at how he says it:
For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
This would, can, and will shake us. Pain, tragedy, loss, worry, hurt, they will try to shake us.
Worries will try to shake us. The forces of evil will try to shake us. Our own fears will try to shake us.
Much will come our way today, and each day. Much will try to move, worry, or shake us.
And to this David says – I will wait upon the Lord. He is my salvation.
And I will not be shaken.
Today, you can do this. Today, you can be faithful. Today, no matter what comes your way, you do not have to be moved or be shaken.
You can do this.
Through God. Though God, you can do. Through God, you will not be moved. Through God, you can be strong. Through God you can overcome.
Through God, you can do this!
You can. He is your rock. Your salvation. Your hope. Your strength.
You can do this.
Today, through Him, we will not be shaken. May He be our rock and salvation.
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Other than coffee, that is.
It could be the duty of work or family.
It could be the need to do something.
It could be the requirements of life.
And those will get us up, those will motivate us, those will get us going, but only for a little bit.
In life, we need something to be passionate about. Something to really transform us, push us, pull us, something to live for.
And something to die for.
We see something happen to Paul today in Acts:
12When we heard this, we and the people there urged him not to go up to Jerusalem. 13Then Paul answered, ‘What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.’ 14Since he would not be persuaded, we remained silent except to say, ‘The Lord’s will be done.’
Paul knew, the people knew that if he went to Jerusalem it was not going to end well. He knew he would be bound, he knew things could get ugly.
But, he was motivated to do it. He didn’t have to. He wanted to.
He had something worth living for.
What? Jesus. Telling folks about Jesus. Living for Jesus. Loving for Jesus.
Showing all that he could meet the power of the transforming love of Jesus.
Paul was motivated by that through his life. It was what he lived for.
Today, what are you living for? What is the purpose of your life? What motivates you?
Is it Jesus? Or is it something else? Everything else but Jesus will fade away.
Issues will fade. Money will fade. Duty will fade.
All this will fade away.
Jesus will not.
We all need something worth living for in our lives.
May it be nothing but Jesus.