Saturday, December 26, 2009

Our Keeper

“Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you…” Jude 24

God’s promises are practical and personal. He is able to keep you. Keep you.

It’s a continued action. He retains possession. He prevents. He perseveres. He provides. He protects. He maintains. He supplies. He sustains. He supports.

However, being able to do these things does not guarantee that He will. God is ready and willing, but we must continue to look to Him in trust and obedience. There is never a deficiency in His power, but there may be in our faith.

I love how the book of Jude begins and ends with God’s keeping power. “I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ.” (vs.1) This keeping power is not just a benediction (vs. 24), but an invocation, as He invites us to trust His keeping ability.

Remember today that you are as secure as God is able.

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Danielle said...

Ooh! And Praise The LORD, He is SO able!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Not just a benediction, but an invocation. Love that, Joy.

Glad for God's keeping heart and for my heart willing to stay hidden within.

Hope your day has been restful! Mine has been blessedly so.