“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but, because by it I see everything else.”
C. S. Lewis
I love this quote by C. S. Lewis and it is a good reminder of how we ought to live our lives. When God is first in your life everything else falls into its appropriate place. God gives me the strength to make it through every day. I can’t take the credit for anything I do. God has blessed me immensely and I pray that every day I might use my gifts for His glory and to proclaim the good news of the gospel.
I don’t know why God has given me the talents that He has. But I know that He is sovereign and has a reason for everything. I may not know that reason until I get to heaven. But I am content with knowing that God is weaving a bigger picture than I could ever imagine. Someday, I’ll see the reasons behind certain things in my life.
One thing that happened recently that seemed bad when it happened but turned out good in the end, was my iPhone dying back in February. I bet you’re asking yourself ‘How can that be good?’ Well, I used to play a lot of games on it with several of my friends. When it died I was forced to start actually talking to these people and getting to know them. Because my iPhone died I was able to get to know several of my friends better and opened up to them about my struggles. Since then we have helped to lift each other up in Christ. I didn’t think that my iPhone dying was a good thing when it happened. But today I can truly say that I am very grateful that it did die. I know that several things that happened to me over the past few months would not have happened if it hadn’t.
This brings to mind one of my favorite songs, In Christ Alone by the Keith and Kristyn Getty. (Okay, in reality, this song just started playing and it made me think)
In Christ alone my hope is found/He is my light, my strength, my song/This Cornerstone, this solid ground/ Firm through the fiercest drought and storm/What heights of love, what depths of peace/When fears are stilled, when strivings, cease/My Comforter, my All in All/Here in the love of Christ I stand
That is just the first verse of that wonderful hymn. If you have never heard it I’d highly recommend looking it up. This hymn is such an awesome reminder for me. Christ is the only source of my hope. He is my light – by Him, I can see everything else. We don’t need to fit everything else into the bible. We see how everything else fits through the bible.
Christ is my strength. This is one of the most incredible statements. I don’t have to do anything on my own. Christ is the one who strengthens me and gives me the endurance to make it through any trial, temptation, or tribulation.
Chris is my song. Because of Christ, I have a reason for my life. Without Christ, I am just matter. I have no purpose. But I rejoice in the fact that I am Christ’s and He is mine.
Christ is my cornerstone and my solid ground. I can hold onto him through everything because He is immoving. He is my rock and my anchor. I can weather the worst hurricane that Satan throws at me because I am Christ’s, there is nothing that can change that. He is firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love. There is nothing on earth that can be compared with the love that Christ has for His bride the Church. Not even the happiest and longest married couple who is so in love that it seems as if they have just fallen into it can be compared to it. Christ’s love is so vast I can’t wrap my finite mind around it.
What depths of peace. Christ is where my peace lies. Whenever I’m worried, I rest in the knowledge that Christ will never leave me nor forsake me. The peace of Christ is so amazing it cannot be found in anything else. There is nothing in this world that can give us anything that compares to the peace we have in Him.
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease. Christ stills every fear that I have. Trust me, there are so many that I have. But they all dissipate in Christ. I have nothing to fear. With God at my side, nothing can truly harm me. If I die, I’m just going to go to heaven. What can man truly do to me? The trials of this life pale in comparison to the glory of heaven.
My Comforter. Christ is the greatest comforter. There is nothing like having the ability to cast my sorrows and trials on Christ and having Him comfort me.
He is my All in All. Everything I could ever want or need is in him.
Here in the love of Christ, I stand!
Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I really enjoyed writing it. Let me know if you think I should write more like it. Sorry for the scattered randomness of it. My brain jumps around a lot.
Soli Deo Gloria,