Saturday, February 21, 2015

Today I Cling

This Lent season I want to openly express how I am not ashamed to cling to My Lord. I want to meditate on how I cling to Jesus, and the way I plan to do is by writing “today I cling” statements.

“Today I cling” statements are daily (or as daily as I can J ) affirmations that focus on three aspects:

1. Today: the present. I want to focus on living with my eyes fixed on the present time and not so much in the future or in the past. I want to concentrate on praising God for today’s blessings, thanking Him for yesterday’s provision and trusting Him with tomorrow’s troubles. I want to honor Him by seeking Him and making that my daily priority.

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. 
 Matthew 6: 31-34

2. I: my part. I want to realize that I do have a part to fulfill as well. It is true that God’s sovereign power spins the entire world and everyone’s lives into His control; but it is also true that He asks something from us. He asks that we believe, trust, persevere, act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with Him (James 1, Micah 6: 8). He commands us to not only be listeners of the Word, but must importantly to be doers of the Word (James 1: 23-25).

He wants us to follow Him and not be ashamed of the gospel. He wants us to be His children and act like so.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. 
Romans 12: 2

3. Cling: to the One Who Is Unmovable. I know to whom I cling…I cling to the Solid Rock so I shall not be moved, for He does not move.

Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalm 62: 6

I pray for wisdom so I know to build my house on the Rock.

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7: 24

I pray that I always remember who my Strong Tower is…my refuge and my strength...

From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy. Psalm 61: 2-3

Today I cling to You, Jesus, My Lord and My God!

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