Being kept is so encouraging. It’s a promise from the MOST HIGH!
Jude 1:24 reads “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,”
Jesus paid an expensive price for you, and he doesn’t plan on losing you! Jesus gave his own life so that he can hold you in the palm of his hands. Jesus went to Calvary and the Father gave his son a gift, you! Think about how you cherish the gift that your earthly father gives you. I remember when my dad gave me a necklace for Christmas with a beautiful pendant that said “I love you”. It was so beautiful, and I always received compliments on my necklace. I wore it proud around my neck, I even dressed to match the necklace. I believe that’s how Jesus admires and cherishes you, but even more. Jesus admires you, adores you, cleans you up, and shows you off. Even the necklace would get dirty from the elements of this world, and I would have to take it off and clean it. I can see Jesus taking you off from his neck, only to clean you up. When he cleans you up, I believe he does it with care. Taking his time to make you shine again.
One thing about my necklace, I lost the pendant that says “I love you”. That was so heartbreaking! Every time I looked down I was reminded of the love my earthly father has for me. So now it’s lost, but like all lost things, they become found again. I know how excited I will be when I find the symbol that represents the love of my father. Sometimes we may question the love our father has for us, because we lost it. Can you imagine how exciting it will be when we discover the complete love he has for us again?
John 10:27-29 King James Version (KJV)
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
Be encouraged in knowing that your Shepard, Christ Jesus, will not let man pluck you out of his Father’s hand. You are his sheep, he will guide you and even leave the flock to find you if you wander away. Please stay close to your Shepard. Listen to his voice, and be sensitive to his instructions. This will keep you safe! Be encouraged in knowing that Jesus is able to KEEP you from falling. Doesn’t it feel comforting to know that the creator of everything has you and will keep you? Just thinking about this allows me to exhale.
Jesus I love you, I’m in awe of your keeping power. Your love is unmeasured, and I just want to say thank you for revealing it to me. I think you for keeping me near, and for your mercy and grace. I think you for the many gifts you’ve given me, I don’t deserve it Father but you keep on getting better. I love getting to know your heart, and your mind. I pray that we see each other through your eyes. I think you for the security in knowing that if you are for us, WHO can be against is. Thank you for pursuing me. I love you! In Jesus Holy Name – AMEN