Alternative View - July 5, 2016

Walk by the Light of His Love

In His Presence: “Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand” (Psalms 73:23).

Harriet Tubman was a small wisp of a woman, yet God used her to do a mighty work. Maybe, as you read these words, you are wondering how God could possibly use you. You feel defeated and want to quit. Don't. Instead, keep reading.

While the Civil War threatened to tear our country apart, there were key players behind the scenes that not only worked to preserve life but also defended liberty, hope, and the belief that there is another life worth living. Harriet was one of these people. Without a thought about her own safety, she led hundreds to safe houses along the Underground Railroad and became a legend as she crossed back and forth over lines of battle.

She made the journey countless times, and many wondered how she could continue traveling such long distances—along roadways that were carved out of thick and unruly landscapes. But she did. Even though the threat of death shadowed her, she refused to stop. How did she do it?

The answer is simple: She had a fixed focus on her goal and nothing was going to turn her. Her faith in God’s unconditional love gave her the strength she needed to continue her treks to freedom.

Perhaps you long to travel your own road to freedom. You look up at night into the heavens and wonder how you will continue—especially when your heart feels weary and burdened by life’s pressures. You can continue on but only when your faith is in Someone much greater than yourself.

The psalmist writes, “Even the darkness is not dark to You, and the night is as bright as the day” (Psalm 139:12). Each night, Harriet Tubman walked straight through the darkness and on to freedom. In fact, nighttime was the safest time for her to travel, and she did not walk in fear. Perhaps it was because she carried a light of hope with her—the light given to her by an eternal God.

You too can worship the Lord because He does great things, and His loving hands encompass your life.

One Minute Please

Satan spends a lot of effort bricking up your view of God’s victory and grace. Therefore, keep walking and keep holding up God’s light of hope and grace. 

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The Power of the Cross: Putting it to Work in Your Life

Rather than viewing the cross as an historical event that will take us to heaven, we ought to view it as a current event containing everything we need to bring heaven to bear on earth.

In The Power of the Cross, Tony Evans carefully and pastorally applies the cross of Christ to life today. In three parts, he considers:

What makes Christ unique; how Old Testament prophecy and typology looked ahead to Him; and how His humiliation, death and resurrection sets Him apart as Lord

What was accomplished on the cross for us, how it is to be the centerpiece of our lives, and how it's a source of authority for us

What is the power of the cross and the stability it provides, deliverance it offers, the power of its ongoing remembrance, and more

The cross is the hinge of history. How much more, then, is it the hinge of your life? It gained more for you than you may realize; do not make the grave error of overlooking it. As a thank you for your gift of any amount, we’ll get this brand new book, The Power of the Cross, out to you right away.

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