Captured

I’ve been captured by You.  Thank God You caught me when You did.  I was on my way down for the last time, but You swooped in and saved me from destruction.  The enemy had me imprisoned, chained to the wall and You stormed the cell doors and broke those chains forever.  I followed the evil one to hell and You rescued me for eternity.  I was a victim; You are my victory.  I was dirty; You made me pure and clean.  I was a liar; You are my truth.  I was held captive; You freed me to live.  I was jealous; You are jealous for me.  I was dead inside; You made me alive in Yourself.  I was hungry; You fed me.  I was parched dry; You gave me living water.  I was a legalist; You gave me grace.  I was bound to the world; You delivered me.  I was stressed and worried; You gave me peace.  I was grieved; You gave me joy.  I was in darkness; You shined Your light.  I was lost; You found me.  I had no home; You gave me refuge and shelter.  I was drowning; You gave me breath.  I dug a grave; You called me out of it.  I was childless, motherless, fatherless, spouse~less, and You filled me.  I was unworthy; You gave me value.

There is no place Christ cannot and will not go with me.  I can take myself to the depths of the earth, sink into a deep depression, turn to the world and ignore Him, but He will not fail me.   He is always faithful.  He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  I cannot take myself so far down that He cannot uncover me.  I cannot push Him away; He will never leave nor forsake me.  I cannot run so fast that He cannot catch up.  I cannot hide behind any circumstance, wall, barrier, or sin that He will not find me.  He is not surprised by anything I do, say, or think.  He loves me despite everything He knows about me.  He knew it all beforehand yet He still chose to die so I might live!  I A-M H-I-S.  I have been captured by the one and only God

After reading this back to myself my heart is thrilled to be loved by Jesus.  I am overcome with emotion knowing I cannot do one thing to change how He feels about me.  He does not love as the world loves.  No, if He did He would love me with conditions like, “If you do this, or say this or… then I’ll love you.”  Oh God, if only I could be as committed to You as You are to me.  Help me Father.

You are deeply loved by Him too!  He chose to die so you might live wholly now, and in eternity!  The Father freely gives ~ accept His gift today, right now, this moment!

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only beloved Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.

John 10:10 Jesus came to give life and give it abundantly.

Romans 8:35-39  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?  As it is written:

For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

5 comments for “Captured

  1. October 12, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Yes! The Lord is in all, the Lord will be all, the Lord is all! Bless His holy name, and bless you Julie for the eloquent, heartfelt reminder.
    Rhea

  2. October 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Thanks so much. Yes He is very real and present!

  3. christie
    October 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Such encouraging words! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  4. October 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Thanks Christie. He is the ultimate encouragement to me.

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