Take The Gift
Friday, January 21, 2000
See, the LORD your God has given you the land. Go up and take
possession of it as the LORD, the God of your fathers, told you. Do not be
afraid; do not be discouraged.
-- Deuteronomy 1:21, New International Version
What an encouraging word! "You see this that I have
given to you, go and take it/accept it, don't be afraid or discouraged."
When God gives us something, that "thing" is meant for us.
This is good, but it gets even better. The Good News is that the most
important thing that God has given to us is New Life, New Salvation. As
Christ came into the world, for You and for Me, He showed a new way to live. His
time on earth was a bit of heaven, a bit of the Kingdom of God. And the
result was that we all have salvation offered to us. Therefore, do not
be afraid and do not be discouraged, take and share in the Salvation of
Christ. Experience the new life that awaits for you!
O God, as I face increasing responsibilities and greater
challenges, remind me of your promises, allay my fears, strengthen my resolve,
and lead me by your will. May the victories in which I participate always
bring glory and honor to you. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I