Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Just Because......

This is not a blog that I, Chantelle, am personally writing.  I came across this soliloquy and knew I HAD to share it utilizing as many of the platforms that are available to me in the way of social networking.  This is an excerpt from a Bible Study called “Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed”.  This particular “piece” is from Priscilla Shirer, Minister, Author, and Speaker.  The Bible study in it’s entirety is led by Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer, and Beth Moore.  If you are looking for the curriculum, go to  www.lifeway.com.

No.  I don’t know any of these women personally.  I don’t work at Lifeway.  And I’m not trying to “plug” a study.  I just wanted to give credit where credit is due.  Bottom line…..I could not have access to what is below and not share it.  I am hoping it is just as much as an encouragement and blessing to you as it is to me.

C

Who Do You Belong To?
By Priscilla Shirer, © 2008

He is the first and the last, the beginning and the end. He’s the keeper of creation and the creator of all. He’s the architect of the universe and the manager of all time. He always was, always is, always will be unmoved, unchanged, undefeated and never undone.

He was bruised but brought healing, He was pierced but eased pain, He was persecuted but brought freedom, He was dead and brings life. He is risen to bring power and He reigns to bring peace.

The world can’t understand Him, armies can’t defeat Him, schools can’t explain Him and leaders they can’t ignore Him. Herrod couldn’t kill Him, Nero couldn’t crush Him, the new age cannot replace Him and Oprah cannot explain Him away.

You remind yourself, that He is light, He is love, He is longevity and He is the Lord. He is goodness and kindness and faithfulness and He is God. He is holy and righteousness and powerful and pure.

His ways are right, His word eternal, His will unchanging and His mind is on us. He’s our Savior, our guide, our peace, our joy, our comfort, our Lord and He rules our lives.

I serve Him because…His bond is love, His yoke is easy, His burden is light and His goal for us is abundant life. I follow Him because He’s the wisdom of the wise, the power of the powerful, the ancient of days, the ruler of rulers, the leader of all leaders. His goal is a relationship with me.

He’ll never leave you, never forsake you, never mislead you, never forget you, never overlook you, and never cancel your appointment in his appointment book.

When you fall He’ll lift you up. When you fail, He’ll forgive you. When you’re weak, He’s strong. When you’re lost, He’s your way. When you’re afraid, He’s your courage.

When you stumble, He will steady you. When you’re hurt He’s going to heal you. When you’re broken, He will mend you. When you’re blind, He will lead you. When you’re hungry, He will feed you. When you face trials, He’s with you. When I face persecution, He shields me. When I face problems, He will comfort me. When I face loss, He will provide for me. And when we face death, He will carry us all home to meet Him.

He is everything, for everybody, everywhere every time and in every way. He is your God. And that sisters, is who you belong to.