Remain

You are God with us
You’re victorious
You are strong and mighty to save
For Your word stands true
There is none like You
And when all else fades
You remain

There’s nothing like having someone in your life that you know will always have your back. Someone whom you can depend on in a moments notice. Someone whom you know will come through if you ask. Because let’s face it, there will be times in your life in which you will need back up. I know we like to think that we can handle life on our own, and we even try to, but nevertheless the fact remains that we were never meant to do life alone.

And even though we know this, pride comes in and convinces us that we don’t need any help. I like to call this our “default”, let me explain. Anytime we go through life without much thought, conviction, or direction, we settle into our default mode. A mode consisting of doing things our own way, which ultimately leads to disobedience and sin. This is something that we need to keep our eyes open for, because settling back to our default often happens before you realize it. It slips in and takes root. It makes you believe that you aren’t doing anything wrong, that it is God that has messed up. This is dangerous. This keeps you in a rut and weakens your bones.

I encourage you my friends, to look to God as your example and inspiration. God is a God of wisdom, conviction, direction, purpose and love. There is nothing that He does that contradicts any of these things and the most encouraging thing of all, we were meant to reflect all that He is. Through listening, believing, obeying and doing what He says, we can begin to move towards this and out of our default.

When I hear this song, it reminds me that God has called us to a higher standard, not unreachable, but within our grasp, but only by His power and help alone. He is a God of victory and a God that stands by His word. Gazing upon such righteousness and beauty motivates me that I can do the same. And the God of all creation has my back as I strive to bring Him glory. We can be faithful my friends! We can be obedient! We can be trustworthy! We can have victory. And it all rests upon His shoulders.

Thank God today my friends and know that you are not alone.

Be Blessed

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