Friday, March 12, 2010

Fearfully Fabulous Friday – El Roi

I for one am thankful for the beautiful images with His word of promises on them today.  After the intense week of study and having my eyes opened even more I am rejoicing that it is HIM doing it all!

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Today’s reading is exactly what I needed and I want to share it with you too. 

“Even the most watchful parent has to sleep.  But Scripture makes it clear God never slumbers, never looks one way while we head off in another, never misses a millisecond of what is happening on earth.  It also assures us God is on the lookout for men and women who are totally committed to Him.  If you are feeling weak in the face of life’s challenges, the best way to grow strong is to strengthen your commitment to Christ.  Decide to obey fully, to follow completely, to keep your eyes fastened to Him.  Let El Roi take pleasure as He watches over you, and you will soon find your heart stronger and your confidence deeper without quite knowing what happened.”

For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.  2 Chronicles 16:9

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The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.   Proverbs 15:3

Read Matthew 6:1-6 twice we are told, “your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.”

Ask God to help you do what is right in His eyes.

Be careful to listen to all these words which I command you, so that it may be well with you and your sons after you forever, for you will be doing what is good and right in the sight of the LORD your God.  Deuteronomy 12:28

Pray that God will enable you to see Him for who He is: 

Seven “I AM” Statements of Jesus Christ: (John 8:58) by Daniel Radke

“I AM the bread of life” (John 6:35)

  • Does this mean we will never have to physically eat or drink?
  • We no longer hunger for meaning; we have found it.
  • Jesus sustains our eternal destiny; we don’t have to continually seek it.
  • John 6:27, 4:14

“I AM the light of the world” (John 8:12)

  • We have a reliable pattern/model to follow (our prototype)
  • Jesus gives us the power to walk through the darkness in our lives.
  • We will follow Jesus to our eternal home, Heaven
  • John 1:4-5, 12:46, Ephesians 5:8-10

“I AM the door” (John 10:9)

  • Christ is the way to salvation
  • “Saved” - restoration and healing; being made whole
  • A place of safety & comfort (pasture)
  • John 5:24, Psalm 100:3-4

“I AM the good shepherd” (John 10:11,14)

  • Christ is willing to do all that is necessary to defend and save the flock.
  • The shepherd dies in the place of the sheep. Christ does likewise.
  • “Know” - a deep interest in our welfare. As He knows us, let us know Him.
  • Hebrews 13:20-21, 1 Peter 2:24-25, 1 John 5:20

“I AM the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25-26)

  • Jesus is the author or cause of eternal life; the very definition of life itself.
  • We will die physically on earth, but our spirit will never die.
  • Do you believe the trustworthy Jesus?
  • John 10:28, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Hebrews 9:27-28

“I AM the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6)

  • “Way” - the road; the only path that leads to eternal life
  • “Truth” - the source of truth; the very essence of truth; Jesus is the perfect representation of the truth of eternal things
  • No matter what someone does with their life, the only way to enter into eternal life is by accepting Jesus as your Savior.
  • John 6:68, 1 Peter 2:21

“I AM the true vine” (John 15:1,4-5)

  • Jesus is the real, genuine source of nourishment
  • We are totally dependent on God for our very existence; we thrive on His nourishment
  • We cannot do good apart from Him
  • Zechariah 3:8, Galatians 2:20, Acts 4:12

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