As we get ready for this Advent Season I sit here and ponder on the amazingness of our Lord.
He never leaves us and He is always a constant presence through thick and thin.
Our families, friends, and even co-workers can betray us, turn on us, lie about us, talk about us behind our backs, smile in our faces and pretend to have our backs but the one ever present One is always the same, who loves us unconditionally and never changes. We cannot be separated from His love or from Him and there is no one or nothing that can ever come between that love which He has for us. NOTHING! Not even death.
Romans 8:38-39 King James Version (KJV)
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
All He asks from us is a personal relationship with Him. To let Jesus into our hearts and to confess our sins and turn from the ways that are unholy. To be available to Him and to do His Kingdom work.
Oh it’s so easy to get distracted and pulled in a zillion different directions. It’s all too easy to follow your own ways and desires and not to live according to His instructions. We have those instructions in the Holy Bible as a blueprint to follow to keep our souls and spirits in check. Many people rationalize these edicts and make them “fit” according to their lifestyles and they convince themselves that it’s all good. Last time I checked what’s written in black and white is what it is. We can’t change the Word and justify it as a means to an end because when we do that it leads to the destructions of our souls.
Jesus came for the following reason:
John 10:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
The thief comes to steal, kill, and to destroy. We have an enemy and he hates us with a passion. He will stop at NOTHING to get ahold of your soul. Oh we have a free will and there is more in this world tugging and pulling us away from GOD’S plan and towards the annihilation of our spirit man.
So when you are out and about hustling and bustling and getting sucked into the commercialization of Christmas I implore of you to pause and do a spiritual reality check. If your spirit is in trouble then seek after getting right with GOD as if your very life depends on it, because your spirit man does.
I will close with one of my favourite worship songs by Hillsong UNITED Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
God’s grace abounds to the deepest of depths
Let us remember to reach out to those who are alone
To those who are homeless
Let us extend ourselves in love to those who need it
To those who feel rejected and abandoned
Lesley Adams is a Motivational Speaker, Author, and International Board Certified Mentor