July 5, 2010
I have a new favorite song: My Savior My God by Aaron Shust. I absolutely love the words to it. The chorus goes like this:
My Savior loves, my Savior lives,
My Savior’s always there for me!
My God He was my God He is
My God He’s always gonna be!
My heart nearly explodes with joy as I listen to it on my MP3 player. I find it such an encouraging, uplifting song especially as I go throughout my day, working with unbelievers who do not believe in Jesus. They have their own philosophy on life and Christ is definitely not apart of it. They do not love Him nor do they think He’s real. But when I listen to this song I hear the truth from God’s Word spilling out. MY SAVIOR LOVES! It does not matter what any of my fellow Coasties think or say---I am a child of God and He loves me. Jesus loves me and has saved me. MY SAVIOR LIVES! Jesus is not a fairy tale or some prophet of long ago---He is real and true and the Son of God who died to set me free. He is always with me, He will never forsake me, He is my God who I will serve and honor.
The battle rages fiercely and my heart is drained of power and joy when I listen to the so called “worldly wisdom” my friends live by. They are looking out for #1, living for worldly pleasures, satisfying their own lusts, and seeking their own glory. I am bombarded with Satan’s lies that God will not satisfy me, and that He’s holding out on me that which will make me happy; but amidst it all the cross remains rock solid and unwavering. So I fix my eyes on the cross and I press on knowing that my Savior lives and He loves me. My heart is set free by this good news of great joy. I am so happy that Jesus loves me and that He has saved me and made me His! This is the joy that fills my being.