My previous ABC posts are: Victory belongs to His Valiant Warrior, Walk Wisely, Worship Well, and eXtra portion of His eXcellent Spirit. Today’s post is: Your Savior Yearns for You.
Your Savior Yearns for You? From the beginning of time, there has been an enemy that would desire nothing more than to entice you to believe that he is your savior. Some of his biblical titles are: serpent, deceiver, thief, accuser, and Satan. He is also referred to as a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (I Peter 5:8). This anti-christ yearns for you, and will go to great measures to lure you away from the truth of God’s love. His personal pre-meditated traps that he uses in this world come in the form of lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and the pride of one’s lifestyle (I John 2:16). Paul writes to his fellow believers, “But I am afraid that just as Eve was led astray by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ” (11 Cor. 11:3). Your flesh is weak, his pull is strong, but…
Your Savior Yearns for You! From the beginning of time, there has been a God that would desire nothing more than to lure you into His unfailing love. Some of His biblical titles are: Good Shepherd, Prince of Peace, Teacher, Healer, and Comforter. He also calls Himself a Friend who wants to walk by your side as a cherished companion each and every day, even into eternity. He was willing to die a sinner’s death in your place in order to make this happen. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends (John 25:13). Your flesh is weak, His pull is stronger. How sweet it is to be enveloped in His everlasting arms.
The contrast between one “savior” and the other Savior is immense. It’s the
difference between darkness and light, confusion and peace, wrestling and rest. Friend, realize there is a war going on over your heart and mind, and then hear this truth, Your Savior yearns for YOU! He is calling you by name right now. He has already gone to battle for you, and given HIS LIFE for you. He loves you that much! Your enemy, on the other hand, has no genuine interest in you whatsoever; everything he has to offer, power, prestige, wealth, security, it’s all a sham. Ah, what a triumph for the people of God to learn the diference between glitter and gold!
Hear these words from Your Savior and then may your soul find rest in Him alone: Do not fear, for I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1