My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand.
We stayed at the State Park in Geshacka where I took this picture of these tree roots. I was amazed and unable to capture the massive amount of root system around these trees. It really got me thinking about where am I rooted? What do I really believe? Lately more and more I am repeating the words to this song I learned in childhood and sang frequently through the years and again this week at staff devotions.
Think about this, day by day, minute by minute am I ONLY leaning on Jesus? It is a sobering thought. When things are going great and everyone loves you it is easy to think that is the case. Life is good, Yay God! When nothing seems to go right and it seems like everyone and everything is attacking you and/or your family it comes down to who you really ARE. Who are you in your being? Are you Jesus’ precious child? If you are, then Satan wants us to believe a lie that we are out there all on our own in this World. If we believe this lie it makes us ineffective as Christians and causes pain and frustration and hurt that Jesus has already taken for us on the cross. Do you trust that He has it handled? He does, all we need to do is TRUST. Trust that YOU ARE HIS. He knows the outcome. We do not. He sees the whole picture and we only see the tiny piece that affects us at this moment.
My point for today is this: Do you really know your Abba Father? Can you hear His voice? Are you obeying? If you don’t, that is the first place to start. Search the scriptures and find out just how very much YOU are loved. God has a plan, are you going to do it your way or His way?
Wonderful reminder that God is with us always! When he has joy for us, when he has trials for us. His love for us is unconditional. Christians who are not firmly rooted in the word do not grow.
So true, Kim! So true!
OH, the BEST!
Thank you so much, Thania!