Seeking God: Taking the stand

Seeking God: Taking the stand

Read: Psalm 17:1-5, John 14:6

Christ: The only way to come to the Father is through me. There is the idea that all people can find God through different means, but that is not how God sees it. That is man’s idea. Mankind creates his own sort of gospel because he doesn’t like to be told what to do. That’s the definition of sin – proudly believing you have what it takes to save yourself.

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Think: I thought that way once. We don’t like to be the one to say – Not just anyone can come into the holy throne room of heaven. Not even a perfectly devout person will be allowed without Jesus there to vouch for him.

Pray: Jesus, I cower behind your white robes like a shy child. I could never, would never attempt to stand up in the holy court to represent myself. Braver people than myself might think it possible, but they have never been cut to the heart by the awe of righteousness. If they had, they’d know. Thank you for being my advocate because it is too much for me. Amen.

Seeking God: Reaching out

Seeking God: Reaching out

Reading: Psalm 9:9-20, Isaiah 53:5-6

Christ: You are valuable to Me in My kingdom. I was pierced through for the transgressions of all so that there may be no road block for you to come to me in faith and live with Me in Heaven forever.

 

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Think: It’s important for us to meditate not only on the comforting and Godly power of Jesus, but also on his crucified human form as well. Realize that from the cross He has already forgiven every transgression anyone has ever and will ever make. Nothing that I have done may ever prevent me from saying Yes to Him.

Pray: Dear Lord, help me to stay aware of my sin and conscientiously seek to take control of my urges and habits. Jesus reaches out His pierced hand to us, offering forgiveness of sins and everlasting life. Now let me also reach out and take hold of it to be led each day by Him.