The past few weeks the Lord has been constantly reminding me of who and what He has given to me. Sometimes we can get so caught up in the every day things. The routine tasks, work, school, frustrations, or whatever it may be for you. In the midst of a crazy day, it can be difficult to keep our eyes on Him and to remember what God has done for us.
“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” -John 10.10
Jesus died for us! We hear that so much that half the time I do not think we realize and appreciate it enough. The creator of the Earth died in your place, for your sins, so that you may have an abundance of life through Him.
The Lord blesses us with each beat of our hearts, every breathe we take, every single moment of our life He gives to us. He doesn't stop there either, He blesses us in so many other ways. With family, friends, other believers, His provision for us, and so on. You guys, we do not deserve the grace that He has given or His boundless love for us. Every time I mess up, or say something I shouldn't have, it makes me all the more thankful that He not only “puts up with me”, but that I am His. Realizing that should make us want to come closer to Him, shouldn't it?
“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”- James 4.8
What does it mean to draw near to God? It means to worship Him, praise Him, to fellowship with other believers around you, and be in prayer. The most fascinating thing is that while we draw near to Christ, He moves closer to us. As we draw closer to Him, He will bring our darkness, our sin, into the light.
“Do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?”-Romans 2.4
This week, focus on why you are here. Focus on who created you, who loves you, and who desires to be close to you. Thank the Lord for everything He has blessed you with. Seek Christ, set your eyes on Him, and allow His kindness to lead you to repentance.
I love you all!