Thursday, July 10, 2014

In Christ Alone

Happy Thursday to you!  I have had a song continually in my spirit this week that is called In Christ Alone!  I love that song because it is the embodiment of what Jesus Christ is in my life!  As a believer, I can do NOTHING without Christ and I can do ALL THINGS with Christ!!  He is my light, my strength, my song, my comforter, my ALL IN ALL!!  Because of His victory on the cross, His power lives on in ME!!  The world continues with daily onslaughts, BUT no circumstance is too great because Jesus commands my destiny!!

I really enjoyed doing this page because it came with a song in my heart!  I used a brayer to layer several different acrylics and then stamped with several different stamps.  I then used some Faber Castell Gelatos in a few areas to highlight.  My favorite part was doing the heart.  I did that all by hand with acrylics.  I used a mirror that I have in my home as a point of reference and then just embelished it the way I saw it in my heart.  It took me awhile because I don't profess to be a painter!  LOL!!!  But I enjoyed every minute because His Spirit led me on.

The words to the song that inspired this are as follows:

In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

What power do you stand in?  There is NOTHING like standing in the power of Jesus Christ!  NOTHING can EVER pluck you out of His hand!  That is a mighty power and a sure thing!!  I encourage you today if you're not standing on solid ground today, seek the Cornerstone that lays a solid foundation for eternity.  Seek Jesus!