“...Be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”” Matthew 28:20 NLT
- There are not a lot of things in this world that you can be sure of, but you can be sure of and trust in the words of Jesus. - His final words to His disciples in the book of Matthew are, "I am with you". - What's interesting is that in the first chapter of Mathew, we discover that the Messiah's name is “Emmanuel–which, when translated, means, God with us." (Matt. 1:23) - At His arrival He is known as "God with us" and at His earthly departure He says, "I am with you". - Jesus wants you to remember something that is easy to forget - His constant Abiding presence. - With you in the beginning, when you invite Him in and with you all the way to the end. - He is with you...Right now. - Through the good times, the bad times, the exciting times, the discouraging times and the happy times...He is with you! - He wants you to share life with Him. - His Spirit lives and dwells in you, if you have given your life to Christ. - In John 14:16 (AMP), Jesus says, "And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever–” - His constant abiding presence, through all of life's circumstances, forever! - Don't forget this, it is essential in your walk with the Lord. - It's easy for us to get caught up in trying to conquer the world on our own. - Or to fall back on using our own judgment and wisdom to fix our problems. - But when we do that, we settle for "Less than His best" - We settle for human answers instead of "divine intervention". - Today, no matter what you face, stop...pause...and remember "You are not alone! - He is with you. - Do you need comfort? - Do you need Wisdom? - Do you need advice? - Do you need strength? - Do you need Help? - He is your Comforter, Counselor, Advocate, Strength, Shield and Helper! - Whatever you need He has! - Psalm 46:1 says, “GOD IS our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.” - You have a "Very present and well-proved help" with you at all times. - Turn to Him, right now and welcome in to your life experience! - He is with you! - Have a great Tuesday!