Alex Hardt September 4 What is my Center?
As I reflect today on Pastor Hardt’s sermon, I am in total agreement that having Jesus Christ as the center of my life makes sense. The question is asked in scripture, who is like you God?
Psalm 71:19 “Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God?”
Psalm 89:8 “Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.”
Micah 7:18 “Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.
If I can choose to have God at the center of my life rather than man made things, goals, money, power, knowledge…. Why would I not choose God? He is eternal and not bound by this temporal world. The other goals will fail and fade but God will endure forever.
Reading Psalm 121 here in the Message translation. It helped me see more clearly God’s desired role in my life.
121 1-2 I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains?
No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.
Creator God gives me strength for living.
3-4 He won’t let you stumble; your Guardian God won’t fall asleep.
Not on your life! Israel’s Guardian will never doze or sleep.
Omnipresent, Sovereign God knows my every move and seeks to protect me. He is awake on the job 24/7!
5-6 God’s your Guardian, right at your side to protect you--
Shielding you from sunstroke, sheltering you from moonstroke.
God is a loyal guardian, seeking to protect me day and night.
7-8 God guards you from every evil, he guards your very life.
He guards you when you leave and when you return, he guards you now, he guards you always.
God protects me both physically and spiritually. God is eternal and will be with me always.
If you could choose, and you can, a God that is kind, loving, merciful, faithful, forgiving, protector, defender, sovereign and eternal over doing things yourself in your own power? What is the wise choice? Seek today the creator of the universe and bow humbly before Him. God promises if you seek Him, he will be found. To know Him is to love Him more and more!
Hope Unites | What is my center?
Sermon series, "Hope Unites." Today Alex teaches from Psalm 121
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