segunda-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2009

An anchor of the soul

Hebrews 6:9-20

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.”
(Hebrews 6:19)

THE LORD IS FAITHFUL. His promises are sure. The promises made through the prophets concerning the Messiah all came true. Now we have the promises of Christ to anchor us. This Hebrew passage assures us that through Christ we have access into the very heart of God and we can never drift off the solid anchor of His care. We are never alone. There is no situation, circumstance, or problem which is too big for our Lord. That’s the tonic we need to fire our blood and give us courage. The Christmas present to be opened every day of the year is written in the Lord’s own hand: “Lo, I will be with you always”. We have great uncertainties, but we have a great Christ for our uncertainties.

After Christmas we can stride into a new year knowing that problems are but the prelude to a fresh intervention by the invading Lord. There will be that decisive moment when He will come. He will give us what we need to do more than cope. He has unlimited resources of people, unexpected surprises, wisdom, and spiritual power to release at just the right moment. The deep conviction of my life is that the Lord is always on time – never early, never late. We can let go of our worried grip on life. If we hang on to yesterday’s troubles, tomorrow’s fears, and today’s anxieties, we will overload and blow the circuits.

But now, because of Christmas, we can identify our deepest needs and surrender them to our Lord. Don’t let Christmas come and go without an experience of release from tension. Our hope is built on our Lord’s faithfulness. He’s there with you now. Trust Him. And then expectantly anticipate that at the right time and in the way that’s most creative to you and all concerned, He will intervene and infuse you with exactly what you need. What an exciting way to live!

The celebration of Christmas is setting an anchor in the faithfulness of the Lord. He came, comes, and is coming!

(“God’s Best for My Life”, Lloyd John Ogilvie, Zondervan, meditation of December 22nd)

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