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Wherein Lies Your Security?

by | Aug 11, 2021 | Priority, Treasures

We all like to feel secure.

For some of us, our security comes from the number of followers we have on Twitter or likes on Facebook—or whether we’ve received a treasure-trove of hearts for a picture we posted on Instagram. Maybe your safe future comes from the size of your bank account or the type of car you drive; your job or the relationships you have.

Are there things in this life that result in joy and happiness? Absolutely. Do we place our hopes and dreams on money, people, our net worth or a promotion? Without question. Whatever it is that brings you a sense of well-being, I challenge you to consider an alternative. Why? Because, everything tangible this side of heaven is temporary.

As human beings, we crave success, and we want the world to accept us. But, if global markets collapse and your financial portfolio plummets, or if you lose your followers on all the world’s stages, who’s got your back? Did you know that by placing your life, your heart, your social media status—your entire being into the hands of Jesus Christ, that he will personally guarantee you absolute heaven-ordained security?

This verse from the bible proves it…

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 NLT)

I know how easy it is to place one’s faith in worldly things, in people and in the material pursuits that tempt us. When I get distracted, I tend to forget the true source of peace that my heart so desperately craves. So, what do we do? What must I do?

Jesus is the answer! His love for us is eternal, his promises secure, his free gift of eternal life written in stone. When the Son of God saves us by grace through faith, our shelter can be rock solid, our foundation anchored in bedrock. Don’t believe me?

“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.” (Hebrews 12:2 NLT)

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. There is nothing more important on planet earth than asking him to take over your life, your heart and your soul. Call upon the name of the Lord and invite him to cleanse every nook and cranny of your life. HE WILL SAVE YOU!

Then sit back and bask in the peace and safekeeping of a loving Father who will become the greatest follower and friend you will ever have! He will never stop pursuing you and his love is eternal.

Now that’s the type of divine security I want to sink my teeth into!

Paul Smyth