A lot of us know that JESUS IS ALIVE! Oh yes … especially when we are with believers, it’s is such a powerful truth. And yes, many of us can relate to this truth that ever since we first heard these three words, we believed.
One thing that fascinates me when it comes to the word of God is that it is LIVING! Yes, it is! At one point it comes so strongly at you and on the next, it grips you mightier than the previous and it goes on again and again in an escalating way. One verse can take you deep and deeper at your next encounter with the same verse. It is simply mysteriously amazing! Do you know why? Because Jesus is the Word. Jesus is alive therefore His word is alive! … and He can’t do without speaking!
“For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 AMP
One day, confusion and oppression came upon me. Thoughts that were unnecessary and unessential were flashing one after the other that affected my emotions at some point. Then, fear and condemnation started to enter the door of my heart. For a day I was feeling so low, tired and drained.
The first thing that came into my mind was … “Who would I call? Who can I fellowship with? I knew I needed a little push and encouraging words would surely be of great help. But I couldn’t think of someone.
Instead, I ran to praise God! I ran to worship God! I literally ran to ENTER HIS GATES with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise! I knew I was needful of a greater influence of hope, peace, joy and love that are only found in His presence. I cried out to Him to open the eyes and ears of my heart. I was desperate for a change of atmosphere, a touch of His presence. And while I was in the midst of worshiping, I heard Him saying from the depths of my heart … “I Am alive!” Whew!!!!! It felt like the water of His spoken word just washed away all the confusion and oppression in such instancy that my worship leveled up to a higher degree at that same time. It was powerful!
I knew all these years that Jesus is alive but these words were shaken ONLY to let it settle deeper into my heart. It was like a hammer hitting the head of a nail only to drive it down deeper and cause it to be unshakeable. It immediately changed my perspective! Hope came rising from deep within me! Peace settled and joy broke forth. His whisper touched my heart with His incomprehensible love.
When confusion and oppression hits you, gear up yourself and put on the garment of PRAISE and WORSHIP the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Know that JESUS IS ALIVE right here and right now. He hears! He speaks! He touches! He cares! He moves! He provides! He heals! He desires to reveal Himself strong before you.
See challenges as gates for you to explore and take adventures to discover more of WHO HE IS and much more of WHO YOU ARE TO HIM. You are His beloved and He will never leave you nor forsake you. He holds you and will never loosen His grip of you. Great is His faithfulness.
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