“O Lord, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, For You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.”
Isaiah 25:1 NKJV
“We love Him because He first loved us.”
I John 4:19 NKJV
I am nothing. Hard knocks have the ability to establish ones true value in the universe. When I scrape away all the self defined attributes, all the social constructs put in place by humanity, there is nothing. Back in my days as a man who knew not God, I was the epitome of evil. I wasn’t a killer or a thief, I was worse, because I thought myself righteous.
Somehow the God of the Universe found me and drew to Himself, by His amazing grace. The longer I walk with Him, the more my past self stands in stark contrast to the Holiness of God. He loved me first, and had He not, I would never have come love Him.
I remember that first Christmas after I became a follower of Christ. I remember grieving, as I realized the the Lord Jesus laid aside His glory He knew with the Father to come and die for sinners. I could not help but think of my own sins, my own filth. He knew everything I had ever done, and everything I would ever do, and yet He came and died for my sins. That grace has been magnified throughout humanity.
“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 5:6-8 NKJV
God does much with nothing. He created the universe from nothing, with a whisper.
Brothers and sisters, we serve and omnipotent God, all powerful, who can take even the most meager of offering and do great things. I like to pray. I have no masterful gimmick, no technique, but only a heart that is grateful to God. I come before Him in humility, knowing the true power lies with Him, as I pray according to His will.
He took the nothingness of my life and has turned it into something, the brokenness of my past and made it testimony of His faithfulness and power.
Let us go before the Lord, having the confidence in knowing that He can take even our meager offerings and magnify them to do great things.
“But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.”
Matthew 14:16-20 NKJV
We are in a time of great significance, as this world is on a collision course with eternity. As Christians, we are going to become targets as the world system, the harlot, seeks to get in its licks before it is destroyed by the coming antichrist.
Let us go forth and proclaim the glory of God, telling the world of His faithfulness yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Let us focus on the mission that the Lord has set before us:
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.”
Matthew 28:18-20 NKJV