Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;
Living with Jesus, a new life divine;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.
"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me."~John 15:4
Today my mind and heart has been absolutely captured by how much I need my blessed Lord to lead me through this sin infested world. It seems that everyone is living a defeated life, not only among sinners but also among professing believers. Oh if people could just see that they could have untiring joy if they would but trust Christ to be their only source for true happiness. Yet, the sad truth is that people today hunger for the temporal things of this world to supply their joy, and though they are tossed about like the raging waves of the sea they seem determined to return to the world over and over again only to be used for its own twisted will of defeat in their lives and ultimately their very souls.
Moment by moment I need my Lord! If left to myself I will without doubt offend my God and err from the truth of His Word, not because I wish to leave my God but rather because their is a rotten Devil out there seeking to devour the weak and helpless and without God I am nothing but weak and helpless! The professing christian is sitting around in their despair wondering why there is no contentment to be found in their weary hearts, yet they are unwilling to deny themselves and daily carry their cross. When one is attracted to this world it is sure proof that there is no contentment in Christ alone... therefore no joy.
My heart's cry is that moment by moment and breath by breath, I might be found abiding in Christ alone... with no dependence at all in my own strength or in the false hope of this world, for without Him I can not be the husband or father or preacher that I should be. May we all who name the name of Christ rest every moment in our blessed Lord!