He Reached Down For Me
I was lost and undone without God or His Son when He reached down His hand for me. (He Reached Down For Me – Composed by G.E. Wright)
A Letter Written By The Redeemed
Life can be difficult and discouraging at times. I was on the wrong path for many years seeking happiness and fulfillment in all the wrong places. My life was a good life by most standards, but something was missing. There was something deep inside that was not satisfied with the life I was living. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I knew I was missing the mark and lacking something extremely important in my life.
In quiet desperation; I called out to you. I remembered my youth when I had gone to church and heard the Bible stories. I wanted to know if you were real. If I could come to you and know the God I had heard about in my youth. You reached down and revealed yourself to me in your love. A love that you expressed for us all in your Word, that we might come to know you. A love that called out to me through your great sacrifice at the cross. A love whose chief desire was to call me to yourself so that I might be with you throughout eternity.
I succumbed to that love realizing that I needed a Savior. I realized I was unable in myself to measure up to all you required as a holy God. I saw your great sacrifice as the answer to my need. I was separated from you by sin and the Cross was the bridge that crossed that gap. You were offering me new life in you. I repented of my sin and my living a life without you. In an instant, all the guilt lifted and I was free. I had been born of your Spirit and now had a personal relationship with you. It was joy unspeakable and full of glory. The very best day of my life!
I then heard about the Baptism with the Holy Spirit. Your Word told me it was a second work of the Holy Spirit and was for power for service with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues. You said it was available to all. I sought and received this Baptism with the Holy Spirit. I cannot tell you how blessed I have been throughout my life with the Holy Spirit helping me as I have sought to share the joy that I have found in you with others. Tongues, or my prayer language, has encouraged and strengthened me every day.
I also came to realize that you have provided for me in another way as I walk out my life. When I place my faith totally in you and your great work at the Cross each day; the Holy Spirit will work mightily in my life to bring me the victory over the world, the flesh, and the devil that I seek. I came to realize that I am not called to fight against sin, or to seek victory in what I do, but to place my faith in the Cross for the victory you have already provided. That realization has blessed me with a rest in you and your great work at the cross that I did not previously have. Some say it is like being born-again, again. To this, I wholeheartedly agree!
I am grateful beyond words for the love you have shown to me, and for your mercy and grace. You have provided me with a complete salvation which is by faith from first to last. You have promised me that when this life has passed; I will be with you for eternity. You are worthy of praise and I lift up your Name. I surrender to your love unreservedly today desiring to do your will in my life, and knowing that I am truly blessed in knowing you. I come to you today with thanksgiving and praise in my heart for all you have done for me – when you reached down your hand for me!
In Christ, I Stand,
The One You Love
“For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen” (Romans 11:36).
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