For he is the Keeper of my soul, my soul . . .
God will make a way out of no way . . .
From “Why Should I Be Bound“
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- Isaiah 40:31 – Soar like Eagles (Trusting Christians)
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. (NKJV)
- Jude 1:20-21, 24 – Exceeding Joy: The ‘World’ Didn’t Give It to You!
20 But you, dear friends, must continue to build your lives on the foundation of your holy faith. And continue to pray as you are directed by the Holy Spirit.
21 Live in such a way that God’s love can bless you as you wait for the eternal life that our Lord Jesus Christ in his mercy is going to give you.
24 And now, all glory to God, who is able to keep you from stumbling, and who will bring you into his glorious presence innocent of sin and with great joy. (NLT)
2 Timothy 1:6-7 – A Triumphant Attitude
Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (NKJV)
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- Living with ‘exceeding joy’, a triumphant attitude will allow a faithful Christian to soar like an Eagle. When you fully accept Jesus as ‘the way, the truth, and the life’ (John 14:6), fear and failures from ‘fainting’ will be fairly rare. If you’ve made it across the ‘spiritual bridge’ (we’ve discussed in this Series), nothing but God can stand between you and your next Triumph. Nothing.
Be Triumphant and Unbound
Let’s not beat around the bush. Why should you be bound? The song powerfully sung by Earnest Pugh and the David G. Evans Choir conveys the message what no one who knows the truth, who knows who the keeper of their soul is, should ever be bound. Based on the three scriptures cited above, and the six raised in the two prior series’ posts, I come to the exact SAME conclusion!
- If you keep your mind stayed on the keeper of your soul, he’ll direct your path, lift your burdens, and be a waymaker in the midnight hour.
- As I noted in the Truth post in this series:
While Christ will personally greet you at the toll booth, the Holy Spirit will guide trusting ‘drivers’ over the bridge, and God himself will be waiting for you on the other side.
Unbound Christians ‘cross the bridges’ in their life with confidence. They will not be the driver who can’t get pass the toll booth – or misses the bridge exit altogether!
The Almighty is proud of those who love and trust him, who ‘wait on him’; he has their back! Again, why should you be bound?
- The next and final (5th) post of this Series will provide an Overview of Truth, Trust and Triumph.
- Triumphant, God-fearing Christians live in perfect peace and with exceeding joy. They allow their faith to sustain them until they ‘get across the bridge’. Remember: Loving and trusting God availeth much.
To God be the Glory!
Greg Silverthorne, 66 Assurance Way
- Lyrics from Song “Why Should I Be Bound”, David G. Evans featuring Earnest Pugh.