One character of God that always leaves me in awe is His firm and unswerving commitment. It is the way that He is dedicated, committed to, and invested in each of our spiritual flourishing.
Have you noticed how God consistently introduces people, resources, thoughts and opportunities to you, to draw you closer to Him, or to answer a personal question that’s been bothering you?
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God ensures that our belief system is right and healthy for us. He works hard to get our attention, even when He is the last thing on our minds. And when He eventually secures our hearts, He holds it fast. He makes sure He doesn’t lose us.
When we somehow slip away, He chases. He pursues us hard, and holds again. Fast.
Most people are familiar with the story of a young son who ran off from home to squander his share of his inheritance in foreign lands. He made poor decisions with what he was entrusted. He lost everything and could barely survive. Embarrassed, he dragged his feet and traced his steps back home and was pleasantly surprised when his father received him with joy, and reinstated him. (Luke 15:11-32)
This story of the Prodigal Son is your story, my story, each one of us. Sometime in the past, perhaps even now, you may have made choices that you are not proud of. But I can assure you that once you retrace your steps to God, He will welcome you with open arms and extravagant grace.
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Another less popular story is found in Luke 22. Jesus saw the tough season that was coming ahead of Peter, and Satan’s intended scheme to bring Peter down. True to Jesus’ character of relentless love, he warned Peter and prayed for him. Thankfully, Peter successfully sailed through that storm and came out a stronger person.
If you are in Christ right now, but somehow are nursing fears of falling away, I hope that Peter’s story assures you that you are safe and secure in the love of Christ. He holds you fast. Your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3)
Jesus, whom you believe in, is able to keep you who has been committed to Him until the Day of His return. (2 Tim. 1:12)
I am well aware that we have a part to play in ensuring that we thrive and are successful spiritually, but today, in this moment, I will like us to bask in the love of Christ and His unshakeable commitment.
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Relentless pursuit, relentless love, until we are drawn close and held fast, forever.
- Desiring God; “To the Uttermost. How Jesus Keeps us Day by Day.” (Article)
- Keith and Kristyn Getty; “He Will Hold Me Fast” (Lyrical Video).