Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Christ-ianity (Pt. 2): Your hand's in His. Now to follow Him...

So, picture this:

You've placed your hand in His. You've trusted Him with your all, and you are relying upon Him every instant for the strength you need to overcome. When you're tempted, you run to Him. (Or rather, you look up at Him. Hopefully. Ideally, you've never let go of His strong hand...)

Now what?

I will assure you from experience, if you stop there, you will be bitterly disappointed. 


Because Christ doesn't stay put. He's got a lot to do, and you'll find yourself busy if you keep holding on.

He's in your neighborhood. And He's also in the neighborhood opposite your side of the planet. 

And He's busy. 

My favorite Author makes this plain in a way that I couldn't do...

"Those who have been made free in Christ through a knowledge of precious truth, are regarded by the Lord Jesus as His chosen ones, favored above all other people on the face of the earth; and He is counting on them to show forth the praises of Him who hath called them out of darkness into marvelous light. The blessings which are so liberally bestowed, are to be communicated to others. The good news of salvation is to go to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people." --Prophets and Kings, pp. 716, 717. 

He's freed you

Now, He's counting on you. After all, it's His strength in you. How could you turn Him down?

As I sat on the back porch, eating peanuts with Thurston the cat on my lap, I thought about the people on the front porch...

Chit Soe Ngae. 

His parent's died. Both of them. He's one of 7. He's quite attached to the foreigners... they're his only family right now, to my knowledge... (oh, BTW, he's an excellent Karen teacher.) He's out snapping photo's with my Canon at the moment. lol. Amazing kid...

I don't know these people's names. They walked here from deep in Burma...

She's sick. And her baby died. 


What about this lady?

It matters not whether you are near Chit Soe Ngae, or the lady under the bridge near you...

If your hand is in His, you're going to meet one of them.

Christ helped you. 

Now, He's got 7 billion more to help. 

And He's counting on you.

We're faced with a choice.

We took His hand so we could be free. So His power could be used in our lives to combat the enemy that we could never fight on our own

He's walking towards all of these people. Will your hand stay in His, or not? You may have to leave much behind. It can be a tough road. It may be long. But He's already walked it. This is a part of making you free too, friend. No, it won't be easy.

But again I say it. 

You will never. Ever. Regret taking His hand.


He's promised.

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