Sing At The Table

I remember doodling this picture last year and it cracking me up.  Silly “Faith man” (Who is well nourished it appears), and scrawny, bad attitude, “Fear man” angrily, pushing the cross away and hobbling off with his cane to solve his problems on his own.  Sadly, this is a pretty accurate view of many Christians.  Today Oswald Chambers warns us of having a superiority complex toward Jesus.  He says it like this,

Don't push away from God's table (cross of Christ).

Don’t push away from God’s table (cross of Christ).

We should battle through our moods, feelings and emotions into absolute devotion to the Lord Jesus.  We must break out of our own little world of experience into abandoned devotion to Him.  Think who the New Testament says Jesus Christ is, and then think of the despicable meagerness of the miserable faith we exhibit by saying, “I haven’t had this experience or that experience”! . . Stand in absolute adoring faith “in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God–and righteousness and sanctification and redemption . . .” (1 Cor. 1:30). . . .

. . . We can never experience Jesus Christ, or selfishly bind Him in the confines of our own hearts.  Our faith must be built on strong determined confidence in Him.

It is because of our trusting in experience that we see the steadfast impatience of the Holy Spirit against unbelief.  All of our fears are sinful, and we create our own fears by refusing to nourish ourselves in our faith.  How can anyone who is identified with Jesus Christ suffer from doubt or fear!  Our lives should be an absolute hymn of praise resulting from perfect, irrepressible, triumphant belief.

In short–pull up a chair, sit at the table of the cross and take in all that Jesus has provided for you and will continue to provide–namely, a confident assurance of forgiveness and salvation, with a bowl full of answered prayers just to round out the meal.

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