What’s Keeping You?

You know in your heart

He is there

 

yet you pretend He isn’t

 

ALL of His creation shouts

and whispers

and sings

His glory and His goodness

 

And yet…

 

What’s keeping you, friend?

 

You see His character

in those who are

the givers

and the faithful

and the peaceful

 

And yet…

 

You think that life with Him

would be stuffy religion

and stifling rules

and….

 

accountable

 

Well, you can nix the idea of stuffy religion

and stifling rules

 

but accountability is a reality

 

You are accountable

before Almighty God

 

we all are

 

And you WILL give an account of your life

 

But wouldn’t it be better

if you could be accountable to God

 

with God’s help?

 

Because, guess what?

 

When you accept His love

and you accept His Son

 

and you accept His grace and mercy

and you choose relationship with Him

 

He becomes your Advocate!

 

How amazing is that??

 

Dive in, friend!

ALL in!

 

Nothing satisfies

like a relationship with the One who made you!

 

What’s keeping you?

 

Run

to

Him

 

and find freedom

 

for if you are ignoring Him

and rejecting Him

and not walking hand-in-hand with Him

 

you

are

NOT free

 

What’s keeping you?

 

~  Susie Stewart

 

 

Walking with Jesus

 

 

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

– Galatians 5:1 (NIV)

 

  …You will fill me with joy in Your presence…

– Psalm 16:11 (NIV)

 

What a stack of blessing You have piled up
    for those who worship You,
Ready and waiting for all who run to You
    to escape an unkind world.
You hide them safely away
    from the opposition.
As You slam the door on those oily, mocking faces,
    You silence the poisonous gossip.
Blessed God!
    His love is the wonder of the world.

– Psalm 31:19,20 (MSG)

 

God’s way is perfect!
    The promise of the Lord has proven to be true.
        He is a shield to all those who take refuge in Him.

– Psalm 18:30 (NIV)

 

The spacious, free life is from God,
it’s also protected and safe.
God-strengthened, we’re delivered from evil—
    when we run to Him, He saves us.

– Psalm 37:39,40 (MSG)

 

The Lord does not delay [as though He were unable to act] and is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is [extraordinarily] patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

– 2 Peter 3:9 (AMP)

 

Is there anyplace I can go to avoid Your Spirit?
    to be out of Your sight?
If I climb to the sky, You’re there!
    If I go underground, You’re there!
If I flew on morning’s wings
    to the far western horizon,
You’d find me in a minute—
    You’re already there waiting!
Then I said to myself, “Oh, He even sees me in the dark!
    At night I’m immersed in the light!”
It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to You;
    night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to You.

– Psalm 139:7-12 (MSG)

 

My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous.

– 1 John 2:1 (NLT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Yes! So wonderful to have Jesus as our advocate!

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  2. Ginger VanDusen October 5, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Praise God for His Grace & Mercy! It’s so wonderful to see, what I call (& have a folder labeled) “Susie’s Nuggets”. You are such a blessing! I hope you are feeling better day by day. You are in my continued prayers, Susie! ❤ – Ginger

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  3. 34 Jesus responded, “I assure you: Everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 A slave does not remain in the household forever, but a son does remain forever. 36 Therefore, if the Son sets you free, you really will be free.

    John 8:34-36 (HCSB)

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