Many of us have been taught the word for years and have received the love, mercy, grace and forgiveness of Christ - but how easily we forget… we don’t do what we know to do. God knew this ahead of time, though. “I am fully convinced, my dear brothers and sisters, that you are full of goodness. You know these things so well you can teach each other all about them. Even so, I have been bold enough to write about some of these points, knowing that all you need is this reminder.
When I saw this quote from @drtonyevans I was inspired and then hesitant. How often when we sing or say “I surrender all,” do we really consider what that means? To surrender who I’ve been, means to let go of control of everything I’ve worked hard for: like my education, family, job, ministry, reputation, and self esteem. Letting go of control is a silly thing if you think about it, because how much control do we actually have? And, how much control does God actually have? H
Can I get an Amen! Peter is our proof of this. He made a lot of mistakes, he put his foot in his mouth, and he loved Jesus. When Jesus came back, He asked Peter three times, “Do you love me?” and made His point that Peter was still the rock upon which Jesus would build the Church, Peter was still called and chosen by God and his passion and love for God we’re the most important thing. Peter had betrayed Jesus... I dare say we all have, and yet that doesn’t have to define our
“Blessed be the Lord! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.” Psalms 28:6 ESV Our God is rich in mercy and grace. He pours them out on us without measure - yet we limit how much we will accept from Him. Why do we do that? God actually wants to forgive us and give us this grace and mercy - He knows we don’t deserve it. The truth is that there is NOTHING we can ever do to deserve what God gives to us freely. So accept it. Walk in His forgiveness, mercy and grace. Let
Romans 8:28 tells us that God will bring something good out of the storms that bring devestation to our lives. Storms have a way of exposing things that are covered up. They are a part of life that brings stuff to the surface that you might not want to admit are there. We cover them up and bury them in our hearts, but God wants to uncover them, deal with them and ultimately heal them. Don’t be afraid of this process. It’s totally worth it and it’s very good! The things we are
We are chosen, adopted into God’s royal family, set apart to serve God and people, and precious to our Lord. He paid the highest price to save us, to give us this amazing gift of salvation and freedom. He truly called us out of the darkness of sin and death and gives us His light. How often do we praise Him? Thank Him? Honor Him and bless Him. The angels do it without ceasing, and they don’t live under the curse of the world like we do. How glorious God must be - and how blin
When God forgives us, we are completely forgiven - it is finished. It’s difficult for us to really comprehend this kind of forgiveness and this kind of love... in our humanity, we struggle with forgiveness and reconciliation. God has removed our sins from us as far as the east is from the west. Jesus paid for them and redeemed us - covered us with grace and set us free from that sin. Yet we revisit it over and over and over again. Lord, help us to let it go!!! #turnawayfromsi
God’s grace. One of the most precious gifts He gives us - and He gives us SO much - like His son and the Holy Spirit. But grace specifically is truly amazing. That God could cover our shortcomings, our sin, our human weakness, looking past it all to see our damaged and worn hearts, our regrets and our shame. And He just gives us more grace, loving us unconditionally and eternally. How often do we thank Him for His grace? Not just the grace that saved us - but the daily, hourl