“The Last Blood”

“Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;” ~Romans 3:24-25

I never cease to be amazed at the blood of Jesus Christ my Savior. He left the beauty and splendor of Heaven for you and for me. He did not leave Heaven without cause, though, He left with you and me on His heart. Luke 19:10 states, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

I am so thankful that the blood of Jesus Christ my Savior cleansed me from all my sins– past, present, and future. He redeemed me, a worthless sinner! It was nothing I did, but everything He did on the cross at Calvary. I no longer have to worry about the “death penalty” for my sin– Jesus Christ paid it all!

Friend, if there has never been a time in your life when you have accepted Christ as your own personal Savior, I pray that you will do so now. If you are uncertain of what salvation is or how you can receive this gift, please take the time to read my page “What is a Voice? (https://avoicefitleespoken.wordpress.com/what-is-a-voice/)

I had the privilege of singing a song about the blood of Christ recently with some friends. I hope this song encourages and edifies you. I can’t help but get excited every time I hear or sing The Last Blood. Enjoy!

The Last Blood

When man sinned in the garden, that sin Jehovah could not condone
The blood shed of animals could not forever sin atone
But the Son had compassion, He said Father I’ll be your Lamb
So once again blood was shed, as the soldiers nailed His hands

It’s been three days since Heaven watched their Prince of Glory die
His followers are in mourning, for in the tomb their Savior lies
But at the grave something is happening, as death screams I’ve lost my hold
Angels rise in anticipation, for the Son is coming home

And there He comes, and He’s got the blood
That He shed on Calvary, and the Father says
“Well done my Son, this is the last blood I’ll ever need”

Oh, precious is the flow that makes me white as snow.

No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus.

And there He comes, and He’s got the blood
That He shed on Calvary, and the Father says
“Well done my Son, this is the last blood I’ll ever need”

How Thankful are You?

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are heading our way–in a rapid fashion, I might add. That’s okay for me because I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!!! Not sure if being born on a holiday naturally put that love in me; nevertheless, I do love them.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, literally–it’s tomorrow! When one thinks about Thanksgiving what normally comes to mind? Maybe it is the turkey and dressing and all the fix-in’s, maybe it is the eager anticipation of getting the newspaper to start planning out your Black Friday excursion, or maybe it is the football on TV that makes Thanksgiving for you. Not one of these things in and of themselves is wrong, in fact they can all be very good things. Good food…Good Deals… Good Football! I feel as if these things, though, can take our mind off of what Thanksgiving should truly be about.

Thanksgiving is just that, a time of “thanks” and “giving”. This post isn’t meant to be incredibly theological, it is meant to make us (you and I) think! How long has it been since I have taken 5 minutes out of my day just to be thankful? Have I actually approached someone personally and told them that I was thankful for their influence on my life, or that I was encouraged by something kind that they did for me? We live in a thankless generation, and sadly, I feel as if it has rubbed off on you and me. What is the solution to this? It is simple—be more thankful! Take some extra time this Thanksgiving and holiday season to notice the little things that people do for you.

O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. ~Psalm 118:29

It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy!” ~Unknown

 

Time really does…. FLY!

With the busyness of SENIOR year and much else that has been going on, It has been quite some time since I have last blogged. Today, I set aside some time in my schedule to blog. Spring Break here in the mountains this year is filled with warm weather, beautiful scenery, and TIME.  Time to relax and refresh after an extremely busy new year, time to just pause from the normal routine of my daily life, but most importantly time to use for the Lord. Sometimes I get so busy doing all the “right” things that I forget to remember Who I am doing it for, and why I am doing it. I came across this verse…

Psalm 89:47A “Remember how short my time is: …” 

And it hit me… My time is short.. What am I doing in my daily life that is truly profitable and what am I doing that will truly count for eternity?

As I look back on the last few years of my life, I remember high moments and I remember low moments. All of which have shaped me to be who I am today, and I am thankful, by God’s grace, that he has brought me this far and is continuing to walk right beside me! But now as I look forward to the next step of my life, and the busier that I get, and the more responsibilities that I will have… I wonder, how will I let my time be used. It is a daily battle for me to choose to use my time for Allie or for the Lord. Oh how true it is, that when my time is spent for God, it is then that I am uplifted and then that I feel encouraged in Him. But oh, how many instances that I use the time God has so graciously given me for Allie! I am asking the Lord that with the extra “time” I have this week that I will use it for Him. Sure there will be time for relaxing, being refreshed, and having fun… But I challenge you that with the time God has given you that you whole-heartedly use it for Him! I promise you, it won’t be regretted! Happy Spring!!