As I see it from my front porch swing: Blog Post 1

I have been writing for as long as I can remember. When I was in the 3rd grade, my best friend and I wrote a novel. When I was about 13, this same friend and I wrote another novel. Please keep in mind that a novel to someone that young is a composition book about half full! However, in our mind, it WAS a novel!

Of course, I had a diary and now that I am an adult, I guess the politically correct or age appropriate name is a “journal”.

I say all this to tell you, there are these thoughts, ideas, dreams and especially things God reveals to me running around in my head and I have to put it down on paper or my brain will explode! Thus, this blog. Not just for my mental health, but to share what I feel God is showing me, opening my eyes to and desiring for me to learn. And more importantly, to start conversation with you and what God is revealing in your life.

With that said, I want to go back to the cross and what I briefly spoke about Sunday during the invitation.

The date in my journal is October 4, 2017 and here is what I wrote:

“After class tonight while driving home, God told me He brought me into an undeserved place of privilege because of what Jesus did for me on the cross.  He also told me the cross is mightier than I understand. Then He said I was to meditate on the cross.”

Since I wrote that entry, I have been meditating on the cross. And I know that God does not speak to hear His own voice – He speaks to accomplish. His words are purposeful.

Did you know that salvation is defined as more than being “saved”? The work on the cross of salvation is more than getting to heaven. Salvation means – Deliverance, Provision, Protection, Restoration and Healing.

That is huge! It means all of those things are ours when we give ourselves to Jesus Christ – NOW! Our salvation is as much a present thing as it is being saved from spending eternity in hell.

Unless we understand this, we can not experience the fullness of our salvation.

Therefore, let’s take a journey to the cross and ask God to reveal just what this salvation means to each of us.

I don’t know about you, but I want ALL that God has for me. He died for me to have it. Why would I want anything less? 

As I see it from my porch swing…its time we took what was ours – given freely from a Savior who loves us so much.

 

To be continued…..