Friday, November 8, 2013

He will lift you

“When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. ‘Get up,’ he said. ‘Don’t be afraid.’ When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus” (Matthew 17:6–8).

The world if you let it can get us down, but God gets us up. The cares of this world can choke out our motivation to move forward like a weed does a beautiful flower, but Christ is close-by to release the pressure and resuscitate our resolve. What has you down today or this week? Is it finances, faith, family, foes? Is it a deal gone south or a relationship that has gone awry? Whatever has you down, the Lord can lift you up.

“But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head” (Psalm 3:3).

We bow down in humility and reverence to the almighty Lord so we can get up, full of grace and power, to go on our way in confidence. It is humble worship and praise that brings us back to the foot of the cross in gratitude to God for the gift of His only Son Jesus Christ. We kneel at the cross overwhelmed by the forgiveness of our Savior Jesus, and we get up to forgive and to press on in the power of His Spirit.

“But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself” (John 12:32).

If fear has you down, get up and walk by faith. If regret has you down, get up and go make restitution. If a relationship has you down, get up and initiate interest. If your job has you down, get up and go after excellence. If misunderstanding has you down, get up and clarify your concerns through clear communication. If life in general has you down, get up and live a life for God that you might experience the joy of the Lord.

Jesus continually through His word instructs us to lift our eyes off our circumstances and onto Him. So first get up and go to God trusting His way and will. Ask Him for directions, and He will lead you in the way you should go. How do you get to your next destination in life? Ask the Lord. How do you solve your most pressing problem? Ask the dispenser of wisdom. It is from your humble posture in the low place that He lifts you up to see His face.
Come worship with us at Sundays (10:45am) and Wednesdays (7pm) at First Baptist Chesterbrook 1740 Kirby Rd. McLean Va.  Also take the time to listen to "We Believe God Radio" WBGR Online, giving you the best in in Christian programming, music, and entertainment. 
Rev. Todd A. Brown, Pastor
First Baptist of Chesterbrook
1740 Kirby Rd.  Mclean Va. 22101
Worship with us Sundays at 10:45am
Vision:" Disciples Making a Kingdom Impact"
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