January 11th, 2017 — IGNITE

So just imagine with me for a moment that you have tons of money all saved up. You’ve been saving it for years for one special project – you want to build a new home. You draw up the plans with specific details about each room. You design it just the way you want it. You put together a material list, you get a permit to build, and before you know it, your off and running.

Day after day, night after night, you’re pouring your blood, sweat and tears into building your new home – it’s the home of your dreams. You hardly sleep because you’re thinking about it all the time. You want to make sure every piece of wood and each nail is in the right place.

After backbreaking efforts, you finally finish it. You decorate it and furnish it and now it’s time to move in. But instead of moving in, you stand by the front door, turn around and walk away from it. You decide you really don’t want it anymore. And right now you’re thinking,”That’d be crazy!” Right?

Now take the next moment to think about how God feels every time you think He’s forgotten and forsaken you. Just imagine how God feel when you treat Him as if He’s left you high and dry.

Don’t you realize all that God has done for you? He created the heavens and the earth in six days, giving you everything you need to survive. When sin was introduced into this world, God gave us hard work and pain as the consequences of the action, but then He insured we’d be able to endure it by making us extra strong for the task. Then sin ran rampant in the world and God sent His One and Only Son, as a living sacrifice, in order for us to be able to repent when we sin and still live. So tell me again why you think He’ll forget and forsake you?

God poured into us His spiritual blood, sweat and tears when He created us. He’s spent His time molding and shaping us. He’s even given us His breathe so that we might live. He left His Word with us so that we might know Him, believe Him, trust Him. He gave us His anointing that seals us with the power to cast out, pull down and destroy enemy strongholds.

So what makes you think He’ll forget and forsake you? Why would He do that?

God told Jacob…
“I am with you, and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Genesis 28:15 NASB

Here’s my word of encouragement for you today: God has not left you. He has too much invested in you to just walk away. Even when you can’t see Him or hear Him – He’s still there. You’ve never alone!

Father,
Thank You for always being with me. Jesus in Your name I pray, Amen.

Rev. Dr. MM Marxhausen