Meanderings of a Minister

O Christian, When Was the Last Time You Took Stock of All You Have in Christ?
January 23, 2014, 10:06 pm
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I came across this poem in my readings and thought I would share it with you:

 “The moment a sinner believes,

And trusts in his crucified God,

His pardon at once he receives—

Redemption in full, through his blood.

“’Tis faith that still leads us along,

And lives under pressure and load;

That makes us in weakness more strong,

And leads the soul upward to God

“It treads on the world, and on hell,

It vanquishes death and despair;

And oh, let us wonder to tell,

It wrestles and conquers by prayer

“Permits a vile worm of the dust

With God to commune as a friend;

To hope his forgiveness as just,

And look for his love to the end.

“It says to the mountains, ‘Depart,’

That stand between God and the soul

It binds up the broken in heart,

And makes wounded consciences whole.

“Bids sins of a crimson-like die

Be spotless as snow, and as white;

And raises the sinner on high,

To dwell with the angels of light.”[1]

As I read this poem, I was reminded not of everything I want in life, but everything I have in life.  So often, the enemy of our souls wants us to look at the 100 miles left of the journey when sometimes we would be spending our time better looking at the 200 miles we have travelled.

 Take some time this week to just get alone with God and thank Him for all you have in Christ.  What is that you say?  You are not yet in Christ?  You don’t even know what that means?  Pray and ask God to reveal             Himself to you and then go seek out a Christian at work, school, play, or church and ask them how you can know Him and then you will have these same praises.

[1] Gardiner Spring, The Attraction of the Cross; Designed to Illustrate the Leading Truths, Obligations and Hopes of Christianity, Ninth Edition. (New York: M. W. Dodd, 1854), 138.


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