Many times in our goings and comings I believe we can forget all that was done (and given) for us to have the life that we have today. Yes, this life may be filled with so many ups and downs, but through it all we ought to be thankful that we even have a chance to experience this thing called life.
The hymnologist, Andrae Crouch, wrote a remarkable song entitled, "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power." In the song, Crouch reflects upon the relationship between the believer and the blood sacrifice. He writes, 'The blood that Jesus shed for me, Way back on Calvary, The blood that gives me strength from day to day, It will never lose its power.' The first thing that comes to mind is that when you understand the importance of the blood of Jesus in your life, you understand that you must remember what was done in order to give you access to the power you need.
So many times we can choose to forget our past, but the hymnologist makes plain that it is because of what was sacrificed in the past on Calvary that you even have a chance to reach your future. The powerful-ness of your present being is a result of what was done just for you. This is why so many church folk get excited when they look back over their lives and think about all the things they have done and can still be thankful. One somebody said, "when I think of the goodness of Jesus and all He's done for me, my soul cries out Hallelujah, I thank God for saving me."
Verse number two says, It soothes my doubts and calms my fears, And it dries all my tears; The blood that gives me strength from day to day, It will never lose its power. I believe it is a wonder what the Lord can do in our lives. His blood has the ability to soothe away the spirits of doubt and fear. The blood reminds you that God hasn't given us a spirit of fear, but God has endowed us with love, power, and a sound mind. It is the triple threat of love, power, and sound mind that is given to us because of our blood covering. When Jesus died for our sins, He blessed us with a gift in the blood that takes away any nervousness, doubt, and most of all, has the ability to wipe away all of our tears. Yes, we will cry sometimes; yes, we will have our share of ups and downs; but through it all, it is that blood that keeps on making a way for you in the midst of life's challenging circumstances.
The truest blessing of the blood is that it doesn't matter where you are physically, emotionally, spiritually, or intellectually the blood will still find you. Crouch says, It reaches to the highest mountain; It flows to the lowest valley; The blood that gives me strength from day to day, It will never lose its power. It has been said that all you have to do is live a little and you will have your mountain top and valley experiences. What I love about the blood of Jesus is that no matter where I am in life, He can reach me. The blood is ever present in your best situations, as well as your worst. Even when I feel as though my valley has become too low, His blood is there to give me strength.
As this season leads you to think more about the sacrifice that He made for you, I challenge you to plead the power of the blood in every part of your day and week. Plead the blood over your children. Plead the blood over your job. Plead the blood over your relationships. Whatever you do remind yourself that no matter the circumstances His blood will never lose its power. The running theme of Crouch's hymn are the words "day to day." I believe that Crouch was attempting to get our attention by reminding us that every day you have got to remember the power of the blood. You can never forget what He's done for you. Don't just think about it on Resurrection Sunday, but live it, speak it, and believe every day of your life. I promise you that if you do, you will be able to testify that all of my good days have outweighed my bad days! I double-dare you to email me at email@example.com now and let me know if this week's message was helpful to your current situation?
Have a miraculous week,
Pastor Glenn B. Dames, Jr.