On this precious Lord’s Day I am reveling in the amazing reality that I have been graced to fully trust in the truth of God through Christ. As a former blasphemer, rebel, hateful and empty vagabond I know that there was nothing good in me that might have brought me to where I find myself today. All that has ushered me to this place came from outside of me and completed God’s design on the inside of me. There was a season of years in my past where I believed in nothing, trusted nobody, expected no change and lived with no hope. That was the young man whom Jesus marked for salvation; He let His gospel arrow fly and pierced my heart with a realization of both my need and His incredible offer. I chose to run no more as I was brought to that beautiful place of repentance. He saved me from myself that day and has brought me to this unanticipated place, crossing a new horizon, moving onward to a unforeseen destination. This morning I will boast in this great Savior when I share Psalm 115 with the gatherers at Meadow. It is my intention to exalt Him as high as He will empower me to do. In the end I will share with the people just a few of the things which I have been convinced of over these years. Here is a short portion of that list that I will declare this morning. Worship Him today – there is no greater possible usage of your time.
- I AM CONVINCED THAT MY GOD IS GOOD
- I AM CONVINCED THAT MY GOD IS FOR ME
- I AM CONVINCED THAT JESUS CHRIST WILL SAVE ANYONE WHO WILL TRUST HIM
- I AM CONVINCED THAT MY GOD IS TAKING CARE OF ME
- I AM CONVINCED THAT THERE IS ABUNDANT GRACE FOR TODAY’S NEEDS
- I AM CONVINCED THAT GOD HEALS, RESCUES, AUTHORIZES ME AND EMPOWERS ME
- I AM CONVINCED THAT GOD WILL PROTECT ME FROM ALL THAT COMES AGAINST ME
- I AM CONVINCED THAT CHRIST IS LORD, SAVIOR, PROTECTOR, PROVIDER AND KING
- I AM CONVINCED THAT CHRIST IS COMING AGAIN
- I AM CONVINCED THAT SATAN AND HIS DEMONS WILL BE DESTROYED BY JESUS CHRIST
- I AM CONVINCED THAT, THROUGH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, I AM AN OVERCOMER, ALWAYS MADE TO TRIUMPH, WILL ENDURE UNTO THE END, WILL RECEIVE ETERNAL REWARD FOR ALL EARTHLY SACRIFICE, & WILL SPEND ETERNITY IN PARADISE WITH JESUS CHRIST AND EVERY SINGLE OTHER PERSON WHO HAS EVER BOWED THE KNEE TO HIM.
Because of these certainties I will magnify Him today alongside others who have been made to believe by the glorious grace of God. May your own voice be added to ours and may we all render loud praise upon which the Father can smile.