Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday 2-14-10

Isaiah 17:10 "Thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength"

As I read this verse this afternoon it flat out scared me! I mean it just floored me to think that I could forget the God of my salvation, that I would not be mindful of the rock of my strength. It is not my nature to think nothing of myself, for I am a pride-entrenched human being. But in all honesty I am nothing, I'm not just saying that, it's reality.. I have no merit, no power, no strength, no salvation, no hope, nothing on my own. I am truly nothing, and it scares me to think that I could forget the God of my salvation. The loving a merciful God who poured out his love on me, who saved me, who keeps me, who forgives me, who redeemed me, whom I will spend eternity with. It gripped me that I could become like a Demos who loved the present world and it's temporary trinkets rather then stand steadfast and endure and rely on God through hardship.

I do not want to be as a Demos who even though was discipled under one of the greatest Apostles, he did not finish well. He started out well, he was in the right place to receive training, he no doubt had all the marks of being a great man of God. Yet he forsook the rock of his strength he forgot the God of his salvation, he pursued this fleeting world. I want to be one who takes refuge in the rock of my strength, I want to be joyous about the God of my salvation, I want to finish well!

May grace and peace be upon you,