“His steadfast love endures forever.” (Psalm 100:5)
So, this Jesus thing. Or this being a Christian woman thing. What's it all about, anyway, especially as the holidays come to a start and the year comes to an end?
How to live Thanksgiving when other things come to an end and things you don't want to embrace begin?
What are we all about, and what is our identity?
My home, husband, kids, and other things dear to my soul have been altered. Tonight I'm opening the fridge with tears streaming down my face, staring at the container of frogs left on the counter by my little boy when he left for a day and night at his dad's house. (“His dad’s house.” I never thought those words would be uttered in this home.)
If Jesus Christ wasn't the dearest thing to my soul, I'd lose hope and wander into no-man's land this very night. No-man's land is that place of lostness or even apathy when we lose our anchor.
Sisters, you may have a perfect home and life, but is Jesus your anchor? Are you a living, vibrant, engaging soldier in the kingdom or have you been breathing your own air for so long that your soul is no longer rich with God?
The only One we can't live without is Jesus Christ. Why do we sometimes trade the One we can't live without for all eternity for those we actually can live without for a short span of time? And if your earthly loves are taken, will your soul be barren?
Or are you rich in your soul because Jesus abides there with His sweet presence, and He stays there when other things are taken from you?
Thank Jesus that He is the Ultimate Gift, and all other gifts are meant to lead us right back to Himself! Having been led back to Himself, we are then anchored when lesser gifts fade right out of our lives.
His glory never fades. This November, allow your soul to be a hallmark of praise!
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