as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end… (1 Cor 1:7–8).
The other day when I officiated 12 basketball games in one day I knew that I had to come prepared. I finished the day running just shy of 17 miles up and down a basketball court. Therefore, I knew my body would need some fuel throughout the day.
I packed my bag full of oranges, a peanut butter sandwich, and a number of other snacks. My husband also showed up to save the day by bringing us lunch when I had a longer break. All of this sustained me throughout the day. Believe it or not, officiating 12 games really wasn’t all that bad. Lets just not talk about how my legs felt the day after!
Jesus is meant to sustain us in this life. The journey is hard and difficult, yet as we come to Him, day after day we remain strong and built up for the journey ahead. I cannot express how much we need His sustaining power. It is a matter of life and death. Truly, we will die in the hands of our own comforts and coping mechanisms if our hearts are not full of the love of Jesus.
As we daily approach His throne we have this hope, that we can become like Him. That we can have His heart, His joy, and His grace filling our lives. Yes, we can know and have assurance in our hearts that God is in control. As we feast at His banquet table our hearts can rest in His grace and as we give ourselves to Him, we take up something greater, His resurrection life.
I’m not sure what you’re feasting on today, but if I could be honest, I have found myself feasting on things in life that are really just soothing my worry and anxiety. This only brings chaos into my heart and mind.
Jesus beckons me to come and eat of His sustaining power. As we meet with Jesus, day after day, reading His word and submitting ourselves to Him, He grows our spiritual muscles so that we start to see and experience life from a different perspective. One of grace. A perspective of peace, trust, and praise.
Lord, I submit myself to you today. You offer me grace. I see my spiritual muscles growing in you. You are truly my sustaining power. Father, thank you for blessing my life. Thank you for giving me unending joy. May I live today in your resurrection life. Knowing that I can very easily start feeding sin in my life. I pray I would run from all of that, in Jesus name, Amen.