Monday, February 24, 2014

My Safety Net

I pondered about what to write about and I browsed through my images looking for inspiration. I found this image. It says, "Being a Christian doesn't mean I won't fall... it means Jesus will catch me when I do..."

I am a Christian.

I will fall.

It's inevitable. From the moment Eve took a bite of the apple from the Tree of Knowledge, I've been doomed to fall.

But, since God sent His only Son to Earth to live a sinless life and then be sacrificed for the sins of all the people, He's given me a safety net.


There is a wonderful book titled, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. It starts out at the beginning of the year, and you read one entry every day. I read the 2013 edition.

I had a simple routine. I would get up every morning and take out my mouth splint for my TMJ, take my allergy drops and add three minutes to the timer. During those three minutes, I'd read the entry for the day from Jesus Calling. It was like getting a treat every morning. I looked forward to each entry. Even going on business trips or whoever, I took this book with me and read the daily entry.

Here is a great entry from January 15th: "My Face is shining upon you, beaming out Peace that transcends understanding. You are surrounded by a sea of problems, but you are face to Face with Me, your Peace. As long as you focus on Me, you are safe. If you gaze too long at the myriad problems around you,  you will sink under the weight of your burdens. When you start to sink, simply call out, "Help me, Jesus!" and I will lift you up.

The closer you live to Me, the safe you are. Circumstances around you are undulating, and there are treacherous-looking waves in the distance. Fix your eyes on Me, the One whenever changes. By the time those waves reach you, they will have shrunk to proportions of My design. I am always beside you, helping you face today's waves. The future is a phantom, seeking to spook you. Laugh at the future! Stay close to me." Philippians 4:7; Matthew 14:30; Hebrews 12:2

Isn't that a wonderful piece? Just call out "Help me, Jesus!" and He will save me.

I truly believe that.

Do you?

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