All day, the thoughts of Isaiah 8:5-8 have been rattling around in my head…the very core of our faith is dependent on our willingness to choose to allow God to be Lord of every inch of our lives.
The way to experience the saving presence of God is to look at the gently flowing trickle of water called Jesus Christ and say, “I will stake my life on that supply, and I will never thirst again, no matter how long I am under siege.” The way to experience the saving presence of God is to look at the baby Jesus and say, “He will be my fiercest ally, and I will conquer, no matter what sin threatens me.” The way to experience the saving presence of God in your crisis right now is to say yes to the improbable ways of God. The first business of our lives is to learn what it means to stop trying to save ourselves and venture all on God. He saves sinners. So be careful, be quiet, do not fear, and do not let your heart be faint. “God with us” is more than a name. He is a reality. And when you lean on him as your reality, what more do you need? When you lean on Him as your reality, you can take off your training wheels, let go of your selfism, and live life with the wind of the joy of the gospel in your face. The question is not just what more do you need, but what more could you possibly want?
I’m still trying to learn this, what about you?