Wednesday, 9 February 2011

My Ark

A while back we had a visiting preacher. He covered many things but one thing that stuck in my mind is that he asked if we had an ARK that we can shelter in when life is stormy. By 'Ark', he meant favourite Scriptures.

I have several.

Job Chapter 23 verse 10
But He knows the way that I take;
When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold

1 Chronicles 16:11
Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face continually.

Our Church Motto text for this year is.

Proverbs 16:9
A man’s heart plans his way,
But the LORD directs his steps.

Another place I like to hide in is this Hymn

"My Hope is Built on Nothing Less"
by Edward Mote, 1797-1874

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

They all have a theme. Gods strength and guidance.

MS effects me mentally as well as physically and my strength fails me all the time but God never fails me nor forsakes me. He gives me peace and comfort throughout the most turbulant of times.

Having an Ark to take shelter in is so vital for me, do you have an ARK?