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Your share in the Savior’s Victory

“Thou art my King, O God: Command deliverance (victories, margin) for Jacob”
(Psalm 44:4 RV).

Here is no foe to your growth in grace, no enemy in your Christian work, which was not included in your Savior’s conquests.

You need not be afraid of them. When you touch them, they will flee before you. God has promised to deliver them up before you. Only be strong and very courageous! Fear not, nor be dismayed! The Lord is with you, O mighty men of valor– mighty because one with the Mightiest. Claim victory!

Whenever your enemies close in upon you, claim victory! Whenever heart and flesh fail, look up and claim VICTORY!

Be sure that you have a share in that triumph which Jesus won, not for Himself alone, but for us all; remember that you were in Him when He won it, and claim victory!

Reckon that it is yours, and gather spoil. Neither the Anakim nor fenced cities need daunt or abash you. You are one of the conquering legion. Claim your share in the Savior’s victory.
– Joshua, by Meyer

Be still, oh my soul

“O troubled soul, beneath the rod,
Thy Father speaks, be still, be still;
Learn to be silent unto God,
And let Him mould thee to His will.

“O praying soul, be still, be still,
He cannot break His plighted Word;
Sink down into His blessed will,
And wait in patience on the Lord.

“O waiting soul, be still, be strong,
And though He tarry, trust and wait;
Doubt not, He will not wait too long,
Fear not, He will not come too late.”

Be still

Lessons from ICU. 2. Your name means nothing

“Attender for Battery Benz Car! Attender for Battery Benz Car! Please report immediately.” Where would you hear such an announcement? In a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility? Or in an Auto Expo Fair? What if I said that both answers are totally wrong. And if you thought about the miniature cars that are battery operated, you would be wrong again!

My first day at ICU, I was told that there were a number of scans that had to be taken to find the cause of my sickness. After waiting for my attender to arrive for a while, the nurses finally wheeled me out of the ICU. As we were waiting for the elevator to arrive, the security guard who was there was the one who was making this announcement: “Attender for Battery Benz Car, please report immediately”.

As I was wondering why a security guard at the ICU of a hospital is seeking the attender for a battery operated Benz car, he turned around and told the nurses that he had been calling the attender for a while and no one had arrived. Then he asked, “But who would name their child as Battery Benz Car, anyway?”

It was then it dawned upon me that the security guard was actually calling out my name – Patric Benziher in a very localized fashion. Even in that weakened state, I could not help but smile, and I told him, “It is not Battery Benz Car; it is Patric Benziher.” The sheepish look on the security guard was priceless.

And the nurses at the ICU heard about this and did not risk calling out my name after that. I just became Bed No: 2. And in that moment I realized, in this big world, where everyone is so busy, your name means nothing.

But then, billions and billions of people have lived from the days of Adam till today, and God willing, may follow. Yet, the Lord of the universe, knows us by our names. And there is no mistakes in the way He calls out our names. For He declares, “You are Mine.” How awesome is His love for us! How great and unfathomable is His grace upon us, that God knows us by our names and He calls us by our names!

Yes, in this world, our names may not mean much to people outside our circle, but to the Creator, to the King of kings, our names are precious; He knows us by our names and even now, He calls us by our names! We are precious in His eyes and that is all that matters.

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