Wednesday, December 15, 2010

the white knight.

inspiration: my devotional from Daily Encouragement for Single Women devotional book

Then I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be glad because he rescues me. -Psalm 35:9

Ever since she was a little girl, Alex had dreamed of someday playing the part of a damsel in distress who is heroically rescued by a white knight.

Reality soon set in.

"How long am I supposed to wait for him?" she lamented to a friend over lattes. "My white knight apparently has a problem with punctuality."

We're all waiting for someone to rescue us. Maybe you're waiting for a soul mate to fill a void in your heart. Or perhaps you're waiting for a friend to come through in your time of need. It could be that you're waiting for your mom to finally treat you like an adult or for a prospective employer to call back with a job offer. We wait and wait for a rescuer to come.

The truth is, God doesn't want you to exist in a perpetual state of waiting. Live your life -- your whole life -- by seeking daily joy in the Savior of your soul, Jesus Christ. And here's the best news of all: He's already done the rescuing by dying on the cross for our sins! He's he true white knight who secured your eternity in heaven.

Stop waiting: seek His face today!

Jesus, I praise You because You are the rescuer of my soul. Remind me of this fact when I'm looking for relief in other people and places. You take care of my present and eternal needs, and for that I am grateful. Amen.

This is a devotional I absolutely needed to read. I'm so quick to tell others to be in a state of constant pursuit of Christ, yet I'm sitting on the bench waiting for Christ to come to me. Waiting for a knight. Waiting for a job.

This also struck a chord when it said to let Christ be the rescuer of our souls. It's extraordinarily easy for me to find fulfillment and happiness in people and things and to begin to praise and worship those things, rather than God who has blessed me with those people and things.

So I will no longer just sit in the "waiting" room, I will be out in the world, praising and worshiping Christ for what He has blessed me with and what He will continue to bless me with. I will live in "undivided devotion to the Lord" (1 Corinthians 7:35) while I am single; I will not worry about what the future holds because I know that God will provide (Matthew 6:33).

Christ is the true pursuer of my soul and I want to stay committed to Him, fully and wholly.

This song started playing on Pandora as I was typing this blog. Impeccable timing from God as always (He is always on time!)

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