Hold Fast

“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.”

– Hebrews 10:19-23 (emphasis added)

I have much on my heart and mind that I so badly want to sit down and share with you. A post or two about the cruise from last month (don’t worry…I haven’t forgotten!), a few things from being in Charleston last week, and a couple of in-desperate-need-of-editing devo thoughts.

But it seems that time to process and write has been scarce lately. Life on the other side of this blog is just full right now!

I’m sure many of you can relate.

Yet even as my calendar continues to fill up and I am pulled in many different directions (both mentally and physically), I can’t not share this conviction … fully realizing that this may be more for me than for you … but maybe we all need this reminder.

Jesus – the Christ, the One greater than all others, the living water (John 4:10-14), the bread of life (John 6:35)  – is everything.

In the midst of full schedules, when we find ourselves re-evaluating activities and commitments, we can’t allow ourselves to take a break from Him.

In the midst of the necessary and mundane tasks of each day, we can’t simply put Him on hold for later, only to realize at the end of the day that we are drained and don’t have any energy left to spend time with Him.

In the midst of uncertainties and unknowns, we can’t merely pencil Him in for a hopeful date at a coffee shop next week.

He demands more and He is worthy of more … our worship, our prayers, our lives.

In coffee shop terms, spending time with Him is worth every cent of the $4/cup daily habit. And once we experience His richness … consistently, intentionally, daily … we simply can’t go back. Oh, we’ll most certainly mess up again, we’ll take another break, and we’ll put Him on hold for consecutive days. But then because of His Faithfulness and by His unending Grace and Mercy, we’ll draw near again with confidence as we remember…

He is everyday. He is every moment. He is everything.

Hold fast.

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**Linking with Thought-Provoking Thursday**

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2 thoughts on “Hold Fast

  1. Jill

    Awesome post…very similar to mine…in theory (I’m a little casual in my approach) but I always find it interesting to read how God is working in the lives of people around the blogosphere…that I’m not the only one who sees the need to keep God ever present in my daily-ness.

    Thanks for sharing!

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