Friday, December 18, 2009

you need an advocate?

Do you ever feel as though you just need someone to listen, to understand, someone you can go to for anything, someone to stand in the gap for you, someone to comfort you, someone to help us in our times of trouble? For some we may need a lawyer, a doctor to move until the cure is found, someone to stand before the laws of our states and fight for the rights of the unborn, it may be a friend to be honest, to be our go to when we need set on the right track. Sometimes we just feel alone, we feel as though no one will be there when troubles come, when we start to fall no one will be there to catch us or when we need wisdom can we find it without judgement from another? We have an advocate that stood in the gap for us when He was our sacrifice for our sins. We have Jesus on our side through thick and thin. When the ice feels as though its ready to crack, He is there to lift us up and set us on solid ground.

The definition of advocate is: 1) One that pleads the cause of another. 2) One that defends or maintains a cause or proposal. 3) One that supports or promotes the interests of another.

1 John 2:1-2 "My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world."

Jesus is our Advocate. He is our propitiation (the merciful forgiveness, our Savior's sacrifice for our sins.) He is there for us 24/7, never leaving us, and the Holy Spirit is alive and living in those who walk with Jesus, reaching us with His word, His peace and His wisdom. We don't have to look any further for someone to stand for us. When we stand we have Jesus, the King of Kings right there by us, protecting us, and leading us in the right path. He is our accountability partner. He teaches us not to sin, how not to sin, by giving us His word and His Holy Spirit to speak to our hearts. If we will listen to His voice, if we will put our own voice aside, His will be louder as He is warning us not to sin, and showing us just how to stay on the right path He has chosen for us. We can be an advocate to the world through Him. We can stand and point others to Him, we can stand for the rights of the widow and the unborn, the sick and the weak. He has blessed us with all we need to take a stand, for He showed us the greatest example of taking a stand. It cost Him His life, for He was willing to give all. The question is, are we willing? Are we willing to make a difference in the world, in the lives of those around us with the Holy Spirit moving through us? As this world is changing, as it is moving farther away from Jesus and His word, we must be willing to stand, for there is no greater cause~

Jesus, thank You for being my advocate, for being there when I find myself alone, when I have no where to go. I can always find a place in Your arms, for Your love is greater than any and Your love is big enough for us all. I praise Your name today for standing in the gap for me, when I am so undeserving of Your love. Thank You for choosing me, for blessing me with Your love.
You are the Great Light House, a beacon in the night to lead us home~


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