Eight years ago today I began a relationship that has changed my life for eternity!!
God found it pleasing to draw me to Himself through Jesus Christ and I have never been the same since!!
This rebirth year has been a time of great internal testing and sifting and I have failed often. Through my failures I’ve learned about the unrelenting LOVE and endless GRACE God provides.
Though I am happy to revisit the day I fell in love with Jesus, I am learning:
It’s not how you begin the race but how you FINISH it.
It’s not a matter of salvation but sanctification.
I know my salvation is secure not in what I do, but faith in what Christ has done as being the propitiation for our sins.
My sanctification is God’s purifying work in me which He will complete until Christ returns.
My privilege is to continue to seek and enJOY knowing God. To be still and abide in Christ, listen for His voice to obey, and walk out the good works He has prepared for me.
My prayer is that I would love God:
With all my heart: guarding my heart with all diligence
With all my soul: that I see Jesus as the guardian and lover of my soul
With all my mind: that I take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
“What language shall I borrow to thank Thee, dearest friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow, Thy pity without end?
O make me Thine forever, and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never outlive my love to Thee.”
February 13, 2017