Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right. 1 Peter 4:19 NASB
🌹What better place to be than in the faithful hands of our Creator when we suffer according to His will. Just like Jesus before His crucifixion . . . saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.” Luke 22:42 NASB
“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20
Get out of the way Christian and let Christ live in you. Before the Cross we were dead in our transgressions, living in darkness. But now, because of the Cross we are freed to live in Him. This is only by total surrender of “self” to Jesus so that we no longer live but Christ lives in us. Want to survive in the flesh, we must do it by faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As He gave Himself up for us should we not also give ourselves up for Him to live in us?
Just as it was worth it for Christ to come to earth and die for us, it is worth it to surrender all to Him.
🌹For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21 NASB
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only this, but we also EXULT in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. Romans 5:8-11 NASB
Exult: to show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice exceedingly; be highly elated or jubilant:
knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin. Romans 6:6-7 NASB
So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36 NASB
🌹We have much to be thankful and joyous over if we have experienced the saving grace of Jesus Christ. May your hearts be thankful, full of triumphant joy, jubilant as you celebrate the wonderful gift of salvation that comes only through Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God.
“Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!” Those who were crucified with Him were also insulting Him. Mark 15:32 NASB
“He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him. Matthew 27:42 NASB
Isn’t it said that “Seeing is believing”? I’ll believe it when I see it.
Are people any different today?
Jesus’ ministry lasted 3 years and in all that time He revealed Himself. Do you think that His coming down from the cross would have changed their minds? It is by faith that we are saved through God’s grace.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 NASB
for we walk by faith, not by sight 2 Corinthians 5:7 NASB
🌹 How about you? How is your faith?
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” John 11:40 NASB
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.