Pastor James' Power Word For This Week!
We all want to be loved, appreciated and accepted. Because of what Jesus did for us at the cross in His death, burial, and resurrection, we are the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21). Through our accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are a new creation. All of that being said, many of us struggle with insecurities due to our not accepting all that was done for us through the work at the cross. Bottom line is that we need to not just have "fellowship" with the Lord, but we need to have a strong "relationship" with Him. We do that through reading His Word, worship and praise, spending time in prayer on a consistent basis. It's called devotional time! It's vital to our daily walk to have that "relationship" strong! Think about it like this, if you are insecure in your relationship with God, how can you be secure in your relationship with others?
True security is found in our yielding. We need to yield to all that He has provided for us and have a true "relationship" with Him. Anybody can have "fellowship" with anyone, even from afar. Relationship is up close and personal. Let me ask you a question. If you keep living and doing what you are doing right now, in ten years will you be closer to Him or further away? Makes me want to grab a coffee and my Bible and draw close to Him. I know He always draws close to me when I do (James 4:8).