My faith has found a resting place,
Not in device or creed;
I trust the ever living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.
Rich, wonderful words, eh? The truth found in those words gives my heart a peace that words cannot describe. Thinking about the complete work that Christ finished on the cross to bring me into a relationship with the living Father renews my strength like nothing else can do. I stand before the Father, offering up ONLY Christ’s work on my behalf, and I am found complete in Him. Peace. I stand before Satan’s attacks, and since Christ has ALREADY defeated him, I win. Peace. I stand looking for that “something” to fill the deepest longings in my soul, and there is Christ, the ONLY ONE who can satisfy. Peace.
I am so thankful that the Lord has grown my relationship with Him and I can experience all that He has to offer, and in return my life can be lived to bring Him glory. The Lord has been good to me by surrounding me with great parents, fellow believers, and an awesome church family who have all been faithful to teach me Truths found in the Word and what impact those Truths can and should have on my life in order to bring glory to the Father.
Thinking about all these things stirs me. They change me. They motivate me. They encourage me to continue on in the journey the Lord has laid before me. Whether I am here in the states, or in a little country that most people don’t know much about (my beloved Paraguay 🙂 ), or anywhere else, I have been called to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. I need to be sharing and spreading His Love to every person I come into contact with. I need to be preaching the Truth that His wounds have paid the price for the sins of the whole world – and that alone is enough.
Enough for me that Jesus saves,
This ends my fear and doubt;
A sinful soul I come to Him,
He’ll never cast me out.
My heart is leaning on the Word,
The living Word of God,
Salvation by my Savior’s Name,
Salvation through His blood.
My great Physician heals the sick,
The lost He came to save;
For me His precious blood He shed,
For me His life He gave.
– “My Faith Has Found A Resting Place” by Eliza E. Hewitt
What do these marvelous Truths lead you to think? What things to they spur you on to do? How are you changing?