Rock

“‘Who is left among you who saw this temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? In comparison with it, is this not in your eyes as nothing? Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ says the LORD; ‘and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,’ says the LORD, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘ According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!’”
‭‭Haggai‬ ‭2:3-5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Rock

There are times when I look at the wreckage of my life, and I see only the ruins, the heaps of debris that were once hopes and dreams. If I remain in that place, everything seems dismal and dark, and unsure. It is easy to feel as if my world is falling apart, as all around me appears to be in disarray. I think many of us are that way, and many are feeling that way today.

I have learned through the passage of time, that the difficulty of the moment passes, and I can find peace in the present. I have learned to narrow my vision to what is essential, and not worry about things that I have no control over. I also remember that life is fluid, ever changing, as what is up is down again, and what is bad one moment, becomes good fortune the next.

Right now we are captivated as a nation regarding our future president. I have seen enough elections and lived through enough leaders, to know that it really means little. Typically, a party in power has two years to accomplish what they desire, then the midterms come and historically, the party out of power gains the upperhand. It is all like a pendulum: back and forth, back and forth.

I started reading in Haggai this morning. It is a potent little book, filled with deep meanings and applications for the Christian life. One of my dear friends began his ministerial career after reading it. When I revisited it in my old bible, I could see that it also had an impact on me. I found this little note at the bottom of the passage in chapter two that I scrawled more than twenty years ago: “God needs to be the top priority. All else falls into place.”

I have learned that I must keep God as my priority. When I look to other things to bring my world into order, I will find my efforts failing and life in disarray. So many of us have chased after earthly solutions to deal with supernatural problems. Our world is governed by the supernatural. Fleshly politicians with unfulfillable promises cannot bring change.

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10-12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

We quickly forget.

When I remember to include the Father in the conduct of my life, I am reminded of His faithfulness. I can attest of His goodness, His mercy, and His love, as I have faced dire circumstance after dire circumstance, and I have suffered great loss. I know that God is good. With the last breath that He has ordained for me, I will give Him praise.

HE IS FAITHFUL!

Brothers and sisters, remember that the Lord is sovereign over all. Regardless of if you are a Democrat, a Republican, or an Independent, know that these distinctions have no real power. The most important party is the party of the born again, the saved, those forgiven of their sins. There is coming a day when Jesus will rule all.

DO NOT FEAR!

I rejoice in the Holy Spirit of God, who reminds me daily of His presence, and my future, of the eternity that is coming. In my darkest of times I am reminded of His goodness, of His faifhtulness, and that He will remain when all else fades away. I have built my house on the solid rock of Christ, and it will stand through any storm.

Believers, build your house on the Rock that is Christ. Seek Him, turn your eyes upon Jesus today. He is the sure thing, the guarantee.

“My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

Refrain:
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.”

Edward Mote

https://www.allaboutgod.com/the-roman-road.htm

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