Friday, March 25, 2011

In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

These words have been on my this week. His power is all I can stand on because I certainly feel that I am on shifting sand. The power of Christ has been evident to me as I have read in Matthew the last couple of weeks. I am taking my time reading it, reflecting on the power that healed the lame, made the blind to see, raised the dead, showed us how to pray and live, read the minds of men and promise provision as seen in chapter 6;

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

I have clung to these words because I worry. A LOT. Especially in the last 2 years. Okay. It's always been a struggle for me but I have worried even more lately, but I'm trying to let it go. Let it ALL go. I hear tell a worry free life is so much better than being in the pit of worry.

I have alot of decisions to make in the next few weeks, some that I have been praying and sontemplating about for many months and a few that I just found out that I need to figure out. What to do? What to do? I don't know. I wish I knew. It's a good thing that a All-Sufficient, All-Knowing, All-Powerful, All-Loving, All-Providing and i am truly thankful for that as I let my anxiousness go and seek Phillipians 5:6-7 6 as a daily prayer that I will experiance the peace that surpasses all understanding. May it be so. In Christ Alone, Only as He is my hope and strength.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:6-7

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