Jesus Christ is the only way
Today I awoke in the middle of a carpark next to Asda`s in the centre of Rochdale. It was cold at 630 as my head peered out from under the blankets, praising the Lord, thanking and worshipping Him for His goodness, singing glory to the Lord forever and ever for only He is worthy. All glory and honour and praise to you Jesus.
It was dark and cold and there was snow fluttering in the air, I didn’t have my lovely dog Bertie with me as he is now stopping with my son and his family for 2 months, and I am back up in Rochdale for two weeks before I go on mission to Nepal. I continued in praise as I quickly dressed and alighted out of the motorhome parked alone in the middle of a dark, cold, open car park. This day I dedicated to the LORD Jesus Christ, offering myself in availability and obedience to be His servant. This was going to be a fantastic day, I proclaimed, and the Holy Spirit would be my guide.
As I walked over to the supermarket gushing in praise, it dawned temporarily on me that His constant presence in me was far superior to anything that the world could offer, I looked at my converted minibus, in the dark, alone and cold, looking abandoned in the dark car park, but none of the external circumstances mattered one little jot to what was going on in the inside, I was in His presence, praising and worshipping, it wouldn’t have mattered if I had woke up in the middle of a dessert, on top of a mountain, in the middle of a war zone or surrounded by ferocious animals, no matter what was going on the inside, could never be affected by the circumstances of the outside. And that is what it is like being a born-again Christian. We shouldn’t allow external circumstances affect us, we know that we are saved and if we continue to walk in the light, what can separate us from the love of God. ? Nothing.
I met an extremely dear friend for breakfast coffee on the other side of town afterwards, and as we chatted away, the lady mentioned a significant quote from a exceptional much recommended book, I would encourage all born again Christians to read the writings of Madame Jeanne Guyon, specifically ‘Intimacy with Christ’ and ‘Experiencing the depths of Jesus Christ’, anyway the quote is a phenomenal one, a confirmation of my daily excitement and walk, and it is by St. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO, and he said;
“I have wasted many of my years searching for God outside,
When what I had to do was look within.”
I had the pleasure of attending a blessed meeting in Middleton this lunchtime, at the Upper Room, Pastor David is a wonderfully gifted, anointed divider and deliverer of the Word of God, and there I have learnt much and today I commented to a dear brother and sister, Pastor David doesn’t give out crumbs of His word, he gives out hampers! In addition, I would encourage all Christians to be ensured that they are getting enough spiritual food, daily.
God bless all in Jesus name, Amen.