Saturday, July 27, 2013

God Who Saves!

For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Eph. 2:8-9) 

For as long as I can remember, I have been taught that God is in the business of saving lives. During my adolescent/teenage years, my perception of a God that saves was that of a lifeguard. I would often imagine God wearing those red shorts, chiseled out body, and a floatation device in His hand. The most fascinating part of this analogy is the fact that before the lifeguard takes action to save someone's life, the lifeguard is constantly on the lookout for impending danger.

Another fascinating perspective is that a lifeguard always sits on those really high seats so that the lifeguard can get the panoramic view of the area he/she has been assigned to watch. The same applies to God as well. God not only sits high upon His throne, but He is eagerly waiting for His opportunity to come down from His heavenly place and save us from any form of danger that comes our way. 

My dear friends, Jesus is that Lifeguard. Jesus is not only the King of kings and the Lord of lords, He is the Lifeguard of lifeguards as well. Jesus ushered in another Lifeguard known as the Holy Spirit to not only protect us from physical harm, but from spiritual harm as well. As the above verse tells us, we have been saved by grace through faith. There's nothing we can or will ever do that will help us earn the "right" to be saved. 

Quite frankly, I would rather boast about being saved by Christ as Jesus lives in me than to boast on "being saved" from our own strength and abilities. In other words, our ability to boast outside of Christ Himself is not the righteous kind of boasting, that kind of boasting is usually humanistic, self-righteous, and self-centered, not God-centered. Read 1 Corinthians 1:31

With that said friends, are you convinced that God not only can, but will save you from any ordeal that you find yourself in. If so, congratulations. If not, then here's your chance to give God that chance and let Him prove to you that He is indeed Faithful and True. He saved me...I know He will save you. 

Thank you so much for reading this far and for faithfully following me in the awesome journey called Christian Living. My hope and prayer is that you will have the awesome honor and privilege of experiencing God's saving grace in your life and in the lives of those around you. Without further delay, I want to bring to all of you God Who Saves by Hillsong. May God bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name friends! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-). Here's the lyrics...ENJOY!!!....:-D 

GOD WHO SAVES BY HILLSONG LIVE 

VERSE
The light of the world
Shining in love
Taking the fall upon Your shoulders
You shattered the dark
As You rose to life again

You search all the earth
For those who are lost
And leaving the rescued for the fallen
You're leading us home
As we call upon Your Name

CHORUS
You're the God who saves
You're the hope of all
Reaching out Your hand
As Your people call

VERSE
Our Saviour has come
Let Your will be done
Your kingdom on earth as in the heavens
Our freedom is found
Lord in no other name

You are the Way
The Truth and the Life
Your mercy has overcome our failings
The battle is won
Jesus in love You reign

BRIDGE
Here in Your light ever brighter
We lift Your Name higher and higher