I woke up yesterday morning and spoke with my roommate.
As the both of us were talking, she happened to notice a series of red flowers blooming in her front yard. She pointed them out to me, saying, “Sarah! Look! These red flowers look beautiful!!”
Looking at these red flowers reminded me of the shed blood of Jesus on the cross.
~”But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.“~Isaiah 53:5, ESV~
Looking at these red flowers reminded me that God is always with me. God is always by my side. The shed blood of Jesus Christ is my portion and I stand in it today.
I remember when I was a little girl. My grandfather in my mother’s side of the family taught me that Jesus died for me on the cross. He would sit me on his lap after we had lunch or dinner in his house and he would tell me about Jesus.
“Sarah,” he would say. “Did you know that Jesus died for you on the cross?”
“Yes,” I would reply with such conviction.
I always knew, since I was a little girl, that Jesus is my Lord. Jesus is my Savior. Jesus is my Rock and Jesus is my Salvation. The blood of Jesus is my portion.
I will always claim the blood of Jesus over my life. I claim the blood of Jesus over my health. I claim the blood of Jesus over my finances. I claim the blood of Jesus over my family. I claim the blood of Jesus over my friends. The blood of Jesus is my portion and the blood of Jesus is my double portion.
I am thankful to God for Jesus and for His shed blood for me. Jesus had me on His heart and on His mind. I am very special to Jesus. I am very near and dear to Jesus. I am His cherished daughter. I am the adorned princess of the King of kings and Lord of lords.
As I let the Father place a crown of sweet adoration on my forehead, I gladly and humbly accept it as my portion. I accept this crown as my portion as well as the blood of Jesus as my portion. God is faithful. Amen!
~”If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”~1 John 1:9, ESV~
The Lord is very good to me. I gladly accept Jesus into my life as my Lord and my Savior, always and forever. Eternity is my portion because the blood of Jesus stands as my Rock and Salvation forever. I receive this double portion forever! Amen!
And as I think about the series of red flowers that I saw this morning, I marvel at the goodness, the grace, and mercy of God. God is good! God is so good to me. Amen!