JULY 2 - Hebrews 13:5-6 and Luke 22:31-32

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

For He hath said, ‘I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.’ So that we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.’
Hebrews 13:5-6
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.”
Luke 22:31-32

Memory Catcher: Three little words garner attention: Never leave thee.
One man’s name takes center stage: Peter (Simon.)
The double vowel “e” is notable and retainable in word and name:
Never, Leave, Thee, Peter
Perfect for today’s recall.
What does an individual amount to who is tempestuous, hasty, erratic, energetic, and seized by crazy and continual human response?
He amounts to a “Peter.”
He amounts to a chosen, beloved, prized, picked, notable, lovable Peter.
When Peter is under the controlled guidance of the Spirit, he is simply a force to be reckoned with; wielding the manifest power of a living and forgiving Christ within him.
He amounts to a recognizable chosen disciple and follower of Christ.
His moments of self-depreciation and self-realization occurred throughout his years of discipleship with Christ. He witnessed his failures, foibles, fickleness and faithlessness and his final act before Christ’s death was … denial of Him.
Ouch … how the internal hemorrhaging must have felt in Peter.
But still, the echo of Christ’s words would carry him, sustain him, and reposition and remind him that His Savior’s resurrected power would restore and regenerate him …
And it did.
This promise in profile is powerful, and it’s “yours.”
Rehearse Hebrews 13:5-6 seven times ...
Own it and make it yours.
Dip your mind in it until it grabs hold of you.
O precious friend, whatever has caught you off guard or unaware, be reminded this day that Christ will never leave “you.”
When your ugliest and most despicable self has been revealed to you …
Christ’s most glorious self shall be made manifest to you.
He will never leave you nor forsake you.
In Christ you are chosen, beloved, prized, picked, notable, loveable “you.”
Your redeeming traits lie solely in who Christ is and not who you are;
Be encouraged solidly and assert your confidence in Christ boldly.
You are His and He is yours …
Just say,
Heavenly Father,
Let Thy love for me and Thy favor of me be revealed to me this day.
Let me not forget Thy eternal promises and Thy great provisions.
Let me constantly, throughout this day, recall Thy unshakable and unstoppable love and let the force of that love be a testimony exuding from me and overflowing into the life of another.
For a love that will not let me go,

I give Thee thanks.