Monday, July 29, 2013

Hang On

It is Monday, but God is the branch I'm hanging on!!

2 Thessalonians 3;3 ''But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.''

    Do you ever feel like you're hanging on by a thread?  Are you relying on your own strength?  As with this frog, hold on but make sure your right hand is held by God.  It may look free but it provides more inner strength than the other three hands put together.
    So what if you do slip and fall?  The verse above assures us that He is faithful to protect you.  Your fall may serve as a purpose to show others how faithful He is to re-strengthen you.  Is the fall pretty or graceful?  Usually not, but God is with you through it all.
    Emmanuel or Immanuel means 'God is with us.'  Matthew 1 gives us the genealogy of Jesus and then in verses 22 and 23 say  ''All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).''
    May we always remember what God 'is' and 'will do' as He is 'with' us ..... a faithful strength of protection.... from the evil one.