In Fact, It Is Kept For You!
Just As I Am
O Lamb of God I come! I come!
I come broken to be mended
I come wounded to be healed
I come desperate to be rescued
I come empty to be filled
I come guilty to be pardoned
By the blood of Christ the Lamb
(Just As I Am – Composed by Charlotte Elliott in 1835)
As the new year approaches, many of us look to make changes in our lives – changes that will make our lives better. This coming year could be a time when we decide to make the best decision we could ever make to improve our lives not only for the present but for eternity. We can do this by placing our lives in the care of the One that loved us enough to give His life for us at Calvary. God asks only that we repent of going our own way and place our faith in the Lord Jesus and His great sacrifice for us at the cross. We are to depend on the Lord for all our needs.
We come to the Lord just as we are. We come in repentance and faith. When our faith is in the Lord the Bible tells us that we become a new creation. Our old life has passed away and everything becomes new. We receive the Holy Spirit Who indwells us as a “helper,” and we are changed by the power of God. The Holy Spirit will guide us into “all truth” as Jesus told His disciples just before His death. His sacrifice on the cross paid the sin debt and allowed the Holy Spirit to come in a new way. We are kept by the power of God by faith as the following verse says:
“Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:5).
We now walk out our life by faith in Christ and what He accomplished on the cross. Our salvation is through faith from first to last. We are saved by faith and we are kept and changed by faith as we serve the Lord in our daily life. We are called to “fight the good fight of faith,” meaning that we are to keep our faith in Christ and Him crucified. When we do this the Holy Spirit will work within us and we will be willing and able to do God’s will in our lives as the following verse states:
“For it is God (through the Holy Spirit) which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” Philippians 2:13
So, as we look to the new year, let us decide to choose Christ this year instead of resolving to keep resolutions we know we have been unable to keep in the past. We come to the Lord believing that He paid the price for the sin debt, and we are changed. The Lord will make the changes in us that are needed. Our part is to believe. As the Word says, “We are kept by God through faith.” If you haven’t come to the Lord in the past; Won’t you place your life in the care of the Lord this new year? He will watch over you as no other would, and He is only a prayer away!
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” ( 2 Corinthians 5:17).
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Happy New Year!
[With the publishing of this week’s article/podcast; The Here I Am, Lord blog has, to date, published 100 articles on salvation, our daily walk with the Lord, the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, and prophecy. I thank the Lord and give him all the praise for the opportunity, and the ability, to share His Word. I want to thank all those who have faithfully read the articles and listened to the podcasts. I pray that the Lord richly bless you and your family in the coming year. Tom Quinn – Tom Quinn Ministries – tqministries.com]
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