“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith” (Ephesians 3:17)
Now with many of you back to school, university, and regular work schedules, and with all the challenges of daily life, I would like encourage you to have Christ reign as Lord in your heart. For it is when Christ is seated on the throne of your heart, not merely that He is in your heart, that His rights there are fully recognized. Only then you will find that greatest joy of every day, when the heart keeps the celebration of Christ’s right to be enthroned there. Then Christ’s voice is heard to give you instruction from His Word on how to face the challenges of every day circumstances. When He reigns alone! Though rejected on earth, He is proclaimed King in your life. Your year will be like “the whole year” which Elijah spent with the widow (1 Kings 17), every care and every need were foreseen and provided for by the great guest in the house of the one in need. Day by day with Him as the King of your life you will find peace in the midst of trouble as you cast all your care upon Him. Your anxiety and fear will diminish and you will taste His tender love and care in a fresh way. But that is not all! The tree lives and thrives in winter because of its roots; it bursts forth into unhindered manifestation of its life in summer. The winter is now, the summer is eternity! We live in Christ at home during the winter; we keep ourselves in the sunshine of His presence in foretaste now of an endless eternity. It is Christ in both: He reigns in our hearts and we shall reign with Him. If we do not like His full sway in our own little kingdom, how can we relish His unbounded sway over everything? “He that is faithful in that, which is least, is faithful also in much.” Crown Him King in your own heart and the great day of His Kingdom and glory will also burst on your prepared and delighted heart.
May the Lord use this issue of Toward the Mark to help you grow and be established as you read it. Thank you for your e-mails and notes of encouragement
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Yours in our soon-coming Lord,
Emil S. Nashed
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