Monday, January 4, 2016

The Same Jesus

She was reporting her word count to the writing group to which I also belong. Schuyler McConkey wrote wise words that I've thought about several times since I saw them.

"New year, new hope, same Jesus to walk with us every step of the way."

It's a truth worth remembering as we begin this new year. Circumstances may change, but Christ remains the same. 

He is faithful. (Deuteronomy 7:3)

He is righteous. (Exodus 9:27)

He is just. (Zechariah 9:9)

He always keeps His promises. (Proverbs 30:5)          

When He said, "I will never fail you nor forsake you," He meant it. (Joshua 1:5)

He knows our needs and He will provide them. (Matthew 6:33)

He hears our prayers and answers them. (John 14:13-14)

This year, no matter what we face, the same Jesus who was present when the world was formed will walk with us through it all. He will not leave us. He will not fail us.

Take comfort in that truth and put your faith and trust in Him. The Alpha and the Omega. The Beginning and the End. 

The words spoken to Joshua after the death of Moses are words we'd do well to remember as we begin this new year.

"Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you;
I will not fail you or forsake you.
Be strong and courageous..."
Joshua 1:5,6 nasb

Our job is to know His words and obey them. Our Lord can handle all the rest.

Take heart. King Jesus is still on His throne.

"New year, new hope, same Jesus to walk with us every step of the way."

In case you missed one of this week's posts, here are the links: Out with the Old, Freedom and Grace, and Walking with God or Hiding with the World

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