THE JOURNEY CONTINUES: MAY 20, 2019

“The blood that Jesus shed for me, way back at Calvary; the blood that gives me strength from day to day will never lose it power! It reaches to the highest mountain, it flows to the lowest valley. The blood that gives me strength from day to day will never lose its power!” It soothes and calms my doubts and fears and it dries all my tears. The blood that gives me strength from day to day will never lose its power.” The words of this song were brought to my mind this morning as I was having my devotions.

I’m reading in Leviticus presently. Once again I am being awakened to new truths relevant for me today that I’ve not experienced before. I’ve always read these books out of sheer discipline because they are part of God’s Word. Today, they are not just words in the Bible, they are Life in the Bible. Moses is writing all about the blood sacrifices which are to be offered for various reasons by the children of Israel. I used to get overwhelmed with all of this thinking I’d soon forget some element of sacrifice and find myself “in sin” again. In my bible, Joyce Meyer brings out a clarifying piece when she reminds the reader that these sacrifices are what Jesus replaced on the Cross of Calvary. More than that, it is the relevance of blood–the blood sacrifice. Blood is what carries life throughout us and throughout all living creatures. It is what God originally breathed the breath of life into.

As I began to journal this morning I felt God telling me to put my pen down and to look up to Him. When I did this the words of the song above came to my mind. It was the reminder for me that today I am no longer to try and achieve the goodness of God. He wants me to be His goodness as I go into the day. My sins are cleansed and I am set free. Praise God!

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