This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, "It is through faith that a righteous person has life." Faith. Belief. Trust. Confidence. What ever you want to call it, it means the same thing... Faith that God is the creator of all things? Yup. Faith that God sent His son Jesus Christ to live here on Earth to become the living sacrifice that covers all our sins? Check. Faith that God know
Can we really find joy in our troubles? The world says no, but God says otherwise.
Joy is so much more than just a synonym for happiness... joy is knowing that no matter what, God is in control. Joy is being confident with every fiber of your being that you are loved. Joy is resting in the knowledge that you are going to spend eternity with God in heaven.
Joy doesn't mean you're always happy (though it's hard to deny that truly joyful people rarely seem unhappy)- it jus
You are God's possession. He doesn't need you to change for Him or to become a better version of yourself before He'll really love you- He already loves you! He chose you exactly how you are, right this second, failures, brokenness, mistakes and all.
How awesome is that?!
And because He loves you like you are, you are able to love others just as they are. You are a living, breathing, walking, talking example of the goodness of God! The real question is- are you loving ot
Paul knew humans were and always will be incapable of always doing what we intend to do- but instead of criticizing us and pointing out every flaw, he encouraged people to work together, to affirm each other, to nurture relationships, and to do good to one another, so that we could learn to overlook the mistakes and shortcomings we find in each other! What are you doing in your relationships to "motivate one another"? #Hebrews102223
It is always heartbreaking when you start to think of all the people in your life who don't know God. How could they possibly understand the love we give when they don't know Him who is Love? Human love is so fickle and frail, but the Love of God- the Love that is Jesus Christ Himself, is the absolutely epitome of perfection. We love because He first loved. True, pure, eternal love is only available through Jesus. He doesn't just show love, HE IS LOVE. Maybe The Beatles had i
Human bodies are frail. We are (usually) incapable of numerous things... but, since we have faith in God, the most powerful being in existence, we can do incredible, unbelievable things with His help. Jesus knew our bodies would fail us (see Matthew 26:41), but He also knew His presence - God's presence - can sustain our spirit. #1Corinthians1613
It's not just God's mercies that are "afresh each morning" (Lamentations 3:23), but our spirits are, too! He knows that our "meat suits" are temporary! He doesn't expect our flesh to withstand the inevitable death and decay of this world; that's why He's placed in each of us a spirit! Our spirit is the eternal part of our existence as human beings, the part that is able to draw closest to God. When we decide not to let the hurt and failures of our past ruin our present, we ar
Our yesterdays never limit God's work in our lives today. We can't even begin to understand His capacity of love for us! Every single second of our life is a chance to start fresh. God isn't holding our past against us- are we? #Lamentations323
God loves us more deeply and more compassionately and more all-encompasingly than we could ever comprehend. The Greek "Agape" - used in the New Testament 106 times - is the term used for God's perfect love and our love for Him. This is the highest, purest form of love; a universal, unconditional love that transcends the limits of this life. Nothing we can do could ever quench God's love for us. #Lamentations322