Friday, July 5, 2013

My Walk with God


My Walk with God
by Dianna Moffitt Carroll
                               
My walk with God these forty years, 
Has been the blessing of my soul;
To tell of His great love for me, 
And His grace which has made me whole.

We’ve walked in the garden together,
 And journeyed through the valley of death,
Strolled near the water brooks thirsting,
 And there, with my Lord, I've wept.

Tender mercies He has shown me, 
Along life’s darkened way,
He promised me, though the way be unsure,
 By my side He would always stay.

Forty years of walking in His love and peace,
 A resemblance of heaven, so precious indeed.
The day will come, when we shall meet,
 The knee will bow, my joy, complete!

 One day I’ll walk with Christ, on streets of purest gold,
 His presence shall bring ten thousand Hallelujahs,
 And eternity will then unfold.

Thank you, Lord, for so great a salvation, 
So many years ago,
Because of You, I’m accepted, adopted,
 Complete in Christ, for Your Word has told me so.
                                                                                  
Thought:  Forty years ago this week, I trusted Christ as my Savior, the most incredible journey I could have ever imagined. How anyone would not want to know the Savior, is beyond my comprehension. To be fully and completely His, exceeds any worldly treasure, any earthy influence or power this world could afford to give. I am thankful for my salvation and my “Walk in Christ” for all these many years. The first Bible verse I learned as a new Christian was 2 Corinthians 5:17 ~ Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. More than anything in this world, I wanted to live a different life than I had lived in the past. By divine grace, I left this world’s pleasures and being compelled by the love of Christ, a great change took place in my heart. Old principles and old practices passed away; and all things became new in my life. I didn’t know what “Regeneration” meant then, but I knew that my heart was different, and the desires of my soul were unfamiliar. My actions changed, my friends changed, and I was a renewed person with new goals and dreams. An unquestionable privilege had taken place in my life,  I was born again by the Spirit of God.

Where once my heart was filled with enmity towards God, it was now justified fully, completely forgiven, through the shed blood of Christ, Creator of heaven and earth. I was reconciled to God through Christ, my Savior and appointed Mediator. He was willing to take my sin upon Himself and freely forgive all my sin. What? A Holy God willing to be reconciled to me, a sinner? This truly is the greatest gift given, the glorious design of the gospel. He was made sin; not a sinner, a sacrifice for sin; that I might be made the righteousness of God in Him and be justified freely by the grace of God through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:21 ~ For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

 Happy Day, happy day, When Jesus washed my sins away!

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