The Praying Savior

Journal Entry // November 11, 2022

Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. (ESV)

Hebrews 7:25

Jesus “always lives to make intercession” for me. He is even now interceding for me before the throne of grace and inviting me to draw near to God. That through Christ, I can draw near to God and have fellowship and communion with the Holy One because Jesus has saved me to the uttermost. Even though I know this truth and I believe it fully, I find it extremely difficult to live this out on a daily basis. I find it unbelievable at times that through Jesus I can draw near to the Lord. I have been saved to the uttermost, but I still allow sin to cling to me. This clinging sin challenges my understanding of being saved to the uttermost. This habitual unrighteousness calls me a hypocrite when I want to draw near to Jesus. It is only the loving intercession of Jesus standing before the throne of God pleading for my soul that counters these lies with the truth. It is the perfect intentional consistent intercession of Jesus that pulls me back to the reality of my loving God who wants me to come to him. I have been saved to the uttermost and through Jesus I can be in the near presence of the Lord at all times.

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Eternal Inheritance

Journal Entry // November 19, 2021

to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,

1 Peter 1:4 ESV

What is my inheritance from the Lord that Peter is speaking about? It is nothing else but the outcome of my faith, the salvation of my soul. This is what is being kept and guarded until the proper time. My inheritance is salvation. It is the thing for which the prophets searched and inquired. It is this inheritance that the angels long to look. This raises a simple question for me to contemplate, what’s my heart attitude about this salvation that I have inherited? Do I take salvation for granted and my inheritance as some simple concept? Or do I long for and celebrate the hope of Jesus every moment of every day in praise and thanksgiving?

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