Give Your Life to God’s Safe Keeping

Sep 1, 2021    Don Willeman    Kingdom Perspective, 2021
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Hello, this is Pastor Don Willeman of Christ Redeemer Church. Welcome to the Kingdom Perspective.

Who’s in control of your life?

You may think you are, but it only takes one moment of crisis to reveal you’re ultimately not. God is in control. Not you. Your life is not your own. You belong to Him. Your life is in His hands. And, for those who know God as their loving heavenly Father through Jesus Christ, this is a very good thing.

The New Testament writer Jude speaks of God as the One “who is able to keep you”. “Keep” means to guard and protect. We see similar sentiment in Romans 8 where we are told that “if God is for us who can be against us” (Romans 8:31).

And so, God is in the business of keeping His people safe in His grace. God has promised to complete the salvation He has begun in us, namely that through all the trial and trouble of this world we shall be transformed into the very likeness of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29). This is God’s good and sure plan.

Thus, there is no reason to ever react in fear. History shows that fearful people do foolish things. Desperate people make dumb moves. However, we have no reason to feel desperate.

We are, thus, free to act in faith-filled wisdom, for we know that in whatever comes our way we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us, and that nothing shall be separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:37-39).

Something to think about from The Kingdom Perspective.

“Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.”

~ Jude 24-25 (ESV)