Monday, September 30, 2013

Nothing Less ...

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus' name

Christ alone
Weak made strong
In the Savior's love
Through the storm
He is Lord
Lord of all

When darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil

When He shall come with trumpet sound
Oh may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless stand before His throne

Jesus Christ has been, is and always will be my Cornerstone. It is beyond heartbreaking to see the lost, the hurting, the misled, the ignorant and the stubborn walk this earth without the shelter and guidance of the One they absolutely cannot live without no matter how hard they keep trying to do so. He is our Creator, and therefore, the One- the Only One- who can help us understand our purpose and live out this purpose.

Life can sometimes be unforgiving and it can be tiring to try and make sense of everything that is going on. Through such trying times one can hardly fault a person for wanting to give up. However, the soul that is secure in Jesus's love recognizes that even through the fiercest storms of life, He is the anchor that helps us stand our ground and once the storm passes He helps us push forward. We were not created to weather such storms on our own; it is simply not possible.

Are you in a place where you are trying to make it on your own strength? Your hope must be built on Jesus Christ and nothing less. The life God intended for you cannot be lived without His guidance and blessing. The world may tell you Jesus is an option. The truth is this : Jesus is not an option but a necessity. Jesus Christ is the source of life- in this life and the next. God says "Choose life that you may live!" (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Paul says "O how we are to be pitied more than all men if our hope only lay in this life!" (1 Cor 15:19)
Jesus is coming back! In Jude, we see that the One who called us is able to keep us "from falling and present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy." His plans are marvelous and they not only involve a life of purpose in this life but also in the one we will have when Jesus returns for us, His beloved.

Do not let the ground you're standing on be sinking sand. Choose Jesus -the solid ground, the Cornerstone.