Count on a fast for a quick and potent shot of humility. I am in total need of the Lord Jesus Christ in every second, every minute, every hour, every day, every week, every month, every year. I am wholly dependent on the Holy Spirit in all regards while we live here on this earth, and I am determined to steer all of my being to serve the Lord in all things until I die or when Christ comes back – whichever comes first.
We cannot be good by ourselves. We cannot be good by the Lord’s standards (which are the only standards that matter, by the way) without the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ continually cleansing us, without the power, wisdom, and love that the Holy Spirit pours into our hearts. It is during these times of great intimidation that I still give God all the glory, as it is pointed out that all of our efforts (Religion) are as ‘filthy rags’. The peace that we seek in the middle of crisis and trial can only be found within a relationship established with God by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. This peace comes from the fact that Jesus Christ is the only sure foundation we can stand upon, even through fire, wind, and rain. In trial it is a great help to picture the truth that the Lord is with us even through those times, saying, ‘I am the Lord who will be with you through this, no matter how insurmountable you perceive it to be. I will guide you through this, and even more.’
Times that test our faith are times that prove how faithful our God is to us. How can we find the slightest hint of true peace away from His presence? How can we stand up (and stay up) on sinking sand, away from the Rock?
I am in trial, and I give God praise right now! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord of Hosts forever and ever!
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