Sunday, February 3, 2013

Salvation Sunday: Take Me to the King

In today's readings, you see instances where people are heading to visit a king or the Savior of the world. In the first instance, you see that the sons of Isaac have to return to Joseph with the younger son, Benjamin. Now, Isaac is very reluctant about letting his son go because he doesn't want to lose "another" son. But, he sends his sons with more money and more gifts. And basically they bring their all to go see the boss of the distribution of food. When they bring it, there is an acceptance of the gifts and they just have an awesome time.

Now, in Luke, we read that some of the women went down to grave to go take care of the body of Jesus. But, as they went to go see the "dead" Jesus, they come prepared with spices and different materials. They came to take care of Jesus with a mindset of taking care of him. But, they found out that he was not there and then spread the news to others.

Now, just like Christian said on Friday, life is difficult. I don't know about you but I would love to be taken to the King of Kings!!! But, it's not my time. But, in the meantime, there's some things that we need to do. Have to prepare yourself to meet the King. You have to come ready to give all that you have. I know for myself that I don't have anything and I can't get god a gift that is close to His level (for example His son, Jesus). But, all I know is that I what I do have I'm going to give it to him. So you're coming to Christ with all of you to be given to Christ because he deserves it all. You also have to come prepared. As its been said by Hannah, you have to know who God is. When god sees you, you want Him to say well done thy good and faithful servant. You want God to be able to know you, which comes through that personal relationship with god. After you are with the lord, you have to continue to praise the lord and bless his name. Continue to praise him!!! As Psalm 34:1 says, "I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth." Whatever God does, it is important to acknowledge god and just praise Him. Joseph praised God in the midst of all and God took him places. I promise you that when you begin to praise god continually, you will see god doing things for you that will blow your mind.

I dare you to continue to develop your relationship with Christ and prepare to give your all to Christ on a daily basis. Paul says in 1 Corinthians  15:31, "I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily." And as you develop your relationship daily, you will have personal visit with the king.

Have a blessed Sunday!!!
Salvation Sundays: Steven

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