Many of us have experienced or heard someone tell of how God has kept them for a day or for weeks, even longer just basking in His presence. How for periods of their life they had such joy in fellowship with Jesus. How they were blessed in soul winning; and felt as though they were walking in the clouds in their walk with Jesus; but it didn't continue. It was too good to last. Some say: "It is necessary to fall, so I can stay humble." And others say: "I know it was my fault; but nobody's perfect. We can't always live in the presence of Jesus."
So I bring you the question: Why is that? Why is it that the keeping of God is not a continuous and unbroken experience? When we look around all life is unbroken and continuous in the hand of God. If our life were to stop for even half and hour we would be dead and life is gone. Unless we are dead life continues on, and the life of God is the life of His Church. Our lives are to be an extension of God's almighty power.
Imagine, God the Almighty One comes to you and me and unconditionally offers to be our Keeper. And God's keeping is a day by day, moment by moment continual keeping.
If I were to ask you the question: "Do you believe that God can keep you for one whole day from sinning?" You would answer: "Of course, I believe He has done it in my life. There have been days that I just bask in the
presence of Jesus all day long, He has kept me from conscious transgression."
Now friends, if God can do that for an hour or a day, why not for two days? God's word tells us: "I, the Lord, do keep it, and will water it every
moment" Does God mean what He says? Can He he keep us "every moment"? In Africa they sometimes make a graft, above it they tie a bottle of water. This allows a drop to saturate the graft continually until it is strong enough to resist the heat of the sun.
Will our loving Lord, not keep us every moment as He has promised, if we truly want to be kept? We must grab hold of this awesome truth: Every part of our walk with Jesus is God's doing through the Holy Spirit - "It is God who works in us to will and to do of his good pleasure." - When we get to the point where we expect God to do that for us, then God can and will fulfill His promise and do it all for us.
God's keeping is to be continuous. Every morning God will meet us as we awaken. This is not a question: If I get distracted by life and wake up without thinking of Him, does He forget me? Not hardly! If we trust our waking to our God, He will meet us in the morning with The sunshine of His presence and keep us continuously with His almighty power. And He will meet us every day: never mind that there will sometimes be failures. If we maintain our desire and trust, and say: "Lord, I am going to trust that You will do just as you have promised. I am trusting you to keep me absolutely, continually every minute of the day." Then our faith will grow stronger and stronger, until we are living an unbroken relationship in God's keeping.