Come, let us follow Jesus.

Only one life, 'Twill soon be past; Only what's done for Christ will last.

Verse of the Day

Thursday, February 22, 2007

What are we doing with our life?
There has got to be something bigger than us that we can place our trust in. If not then why is life even worth living? If all there is after death is darkness then what on earth do we have to live for?

However, if we believe. If we have faith in a God that has proven Himself time and time again throughout the course of history. If we accept Jesus Christ as the Son of God and the Savior of the world. The only person to fulfill every single Old Testament prophecy for that "title". Then He can and will change our lives the very minute we ask him to. From then on we will join our Father on the great adventure that He has in store for us!

There is evidence out there for the existence of God if you will just open your heart to the possibility. The world wants you to believe that its just a fairy tale, and that Christianity is just not applicable for today's generation.

It is.

Christianity is as relevant today as it was when the world was created, because God is still alive and in control.

Old School!

This is the lyrics off of a DC Talk song called "In the Light". I think that sometimes we get caught up in singing songs and don't pay attention to what the artists are saying. This song says a lot, and I hope that God can bless you through the words.

"In the Light" by DC Talk

I keep trying to find a life
On my own, apart from You
I am the king of excuses
I've got one for every selfish thing I do

What's going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I'm still a man in need of a Savior

I wanna be in the Light
As You are in the Light
I wanna shine like the stars in the heavens
Oh, Lord be my Light and be my salvation
Cause all I want is to be in the Light
All I want is to be in the Light

The disease of self runs through my blood
It's a cancer fatal to my soul
Every attempt on my behalf has failed
To bring this sickness under control

Tell me, what's going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I'm still a man in need of a Savior

Honesty becomes me
[There's nothing left to lose]
The secrets that did run me
[In Your presence are defused]
Pride has no position
[And riches have no worth]
The fame that once did cover me
[Has been sentenced to this Earth]
Has been sentenced to this Earth

Tell me, what's going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I'm still a man in need of a Savior
[There's no other place that I want to be]
[No other place that I can see]
[A place to be that's just right]
[Someday I'm gonna be in the Light]
[You are in the Light]
[That's where I need to be]
[That's right where I need to be]

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

What did Jesus really do for us?

If you are like me then you have always been thankful to Jesus for his sacrifice on the cross. However, I personally never realized the full extent of His suffering and sacrifice. I would like to let you read this excerpt from a book entitled "Life In The Son" by Robert Shank. It opened my eyes to what Jesus had to give up in order to be with us.

"The penalty for sin is death, both spiritual and physical. That penalty Jesus paid in full, at dreadful cost to Himself. We cannot imagine the physical pain of crucifixion. But fearful as it was, it did not mark the true measure of "the cup" of His agony. The darkness which covered the land from the sixth hour to the ninth, while Jesus suffered on the cross, was symbolic of the spiritual desolation and death which came upon our Holy Saviour when God "laid on Him the iniquity of us all" and He who was without sin "was made sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." His soul was made "an offering for sin" and He "poured out His soul unto death" (Isaiah 53:10, 12). Out of the abyss of spiritual desolation and death came His wretched, anguished cry, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Gone was the gracious rapport of the earlier hours on the cross when He could say, "Father, forgive them...." no longer was it "Father," but rather, "My God." And God had forsaken Him. He was alone in His agony of body and desolation of soul and spirit. The Son of man,made sin for all the guilty sons of Adam and banished from the Fathers' holy presence, cried in all the very anguish of hell itself, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" He "poured out his soul unto death."
"It is finished!" Our Saviour's triumphant cry marked the completion of the offering of His soul for sin. He had drained the bitter cup of its last vile dregs. The angry venom of sin was spent. Gone forever was the dreadful gulf imposed by sin. Once again He knew the Father's gracious presence: "Father, into thy hands...." Bowing His head, He dismissed His spirit, and the body in which He had borne our sins on the tree became the prey of death. The full penalty for sin had been paid."

Total seperation from God is something that we have never experienced.
Because Jesus experienced it we do not have to.