Sunday, June 24, 2012

Bread For the Journey



When I get quiet and sit down with God’s Word my responses to what I’ve read might start with lines from old hymns embedded in my memory and continue with truths I write back to God in bullet points. Here’s a recent response with passages that I searched for afterwards to confirm these bullet points.
In Christ Alone (Acts 4:12)
Jesus Paid it All (I Tim. 2: 5-6)
I don’t have to leave the tip!
All to Him I owe.
His work on the cross was complete and perfect. (Hebrews 7: 26-28)
I can’t add anything to it.
My job is to be thankful and to live a life of a grateful follower who has been saved from all my sins. (Romans 6: 11-14)
I need to be obedient, walking in the Spirit and not being pulled along by my flesh. (Gal. 5: 16-18)
God’s love empowers me. (I John 4: 7-12)
Jesus gives gifts and the body of Christ to equip me. (Eph. 4: 11-16)
The Holy Spirit teaches and guides me. (I Cor. 2: 12, John 16:13)
Good works are prepared for me to do. (Eph. 2: 10)
I need to willingly respond. (Gal. 6: 9)

Help me, Lord. Have mercy on me, Lord. (Phil. 4:19-20)
Lead me in the righteousness of Christ that you so graciously clothed me with when I heard and believed the Gospel of Christ. (I Cor. 1: 30-31)
Help me shine. (Matt. 5: 16, I Peter 2: 9)

My hope for us all is that we never forget or water down the gospel and that we will be ready to share what Christ has done for us.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for these wonderful verses-a great reminder of all God has done for us! Have a blessed Sunday

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  2. I'm so happy to read your message--made my day. Thank you. Please keep doing this important work.

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  3. What great truths that are supported with scripture. I need to willingly respond.....that one hit me.
    A great way to spend time with God...and then ready to share what we are learning from the Word. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and finds in scripture.

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  4. What great truths that are supported with scripture. I need to willingly respond.....that one hit me.
    A great way to spend time with God...and then ready to share what we are learning from the Word. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and finds in scripture.

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  5. All I can say is thank you...to you for reminding me and to my Lord Jesus Christ for saving me!

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  6. Beautiful words. Beautiful message. Thanks Ellen!

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