Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Saved By His Life

I spent my afternoon with a great friend and sister in the Lord.  We laughed together, fellowshipped; talked about the Lord and his plan and will for our lives.  It was a wonderful time.  I had been lifted up.  Upon dropping her at her house and driving away, tears flooded my eyes as I began to thank God for her.  Then suddenly and without warning, my thanks changed to "thank you Lord for YOUR life in her!"  That is what had lifted me up! 

We are saved by his life.  (Romans 5:10)  It is true, we know as christians that our souls are eternally saved because of the life of Christ in us.  But his salvation applies to all areas of our beings.  Do we stop to consider that we are "saved" in many ways throughout everyday by his life shown to us in our midst?

Perhaps he speaks a word to us through prayer.  It gives life to our bones.  Maybe he reveals a truth to us from his written word.  Again, his life lifts me up. 

However the Lord chooses to fill us, whether through the brethren, our direct and individual praise and thanks to him, through prayer or written word, when he reveals himself, life is always the result. 

The letter of the law killeth, but the Spirit gives life.  (2 Corinthians 3:6b)

"Arise O Lord and save me."  (Psalm 3:7a)

"To know him, to know him
Is the cry of my heart,
Holy Spirit reveal him in me.
To hear what he's saying
Brings life to my bones.
To know him, to know him alone."

1 comment:

  1. I love your blogs!!!! I am going to make it a goal where I write everyday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!