A message for the sinners

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Who told you that you had to be perfect in order to be a Christian? The reason why I ask this is because more and more I come across individuals that say “I would do this but I know that I’m not living the way that I’m supposed to.” and I for one was one of them I was even told by a friend that I might as well not try to rededicate my life to God because I was living in sin.

This message is not for those pious, perfect saints who never sin and live devout lives. This message is for the addicts, the sinners, the liars, the schemers, the drunkards and the whores.

God loves you so much and he can use you too! Noah was a drunk, David was an adulterer Mary Magdalene was a Prostitute. God put them to use! Paul used to kill Christians! He was a murderer and found God and ended up being the most influential convert and servant of Jesus and was responsible for writing 13 of the 27 books in the New Testament.

Don’t let anyone whether they are Christian or atheist tell you that you can’t serve and love God.

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me. 10That is why, for the sake of Christ, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.…

You don’t go to the emergency room when you are in perfect health; do you?

You go when you are at the brink of death.   “No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, [c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1st Corinthians 10:13

Stop watching people! Stop caring what they think, what the church members thinks, what your friends and family thinks. Stop putting your faith in man! You will always be disappointed. Build your relationship with God because that’s what he desires more than anything is for you to seek him.

…12What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? 13And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices more over that one sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. 14In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.…Matthew 18:12

Don’t let fear and shame stop you from going to your father and carrying everything to him. Just talk to him, rest assured you will feel his presence in your life if you just try to reach out to him. God will meet you just where you are, you take one step to him and he will take 99 steps to you.

There is a big difference between a person that is trying to do right and a Luke warm Christian.  A lukewarm Christian is someone who is happily practicing sin and has no desire to change but if you know you are doing some things that you should not be doing, ask for forgiveness ask for strength, and try. He never once said he wants you to be perfect but is word says “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” James 4:7

Say this prayer with me

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for your grace and mercy.  You are worthy of all the glory, honor, and praise.  I know it may have been a while since I have spoken to you, but I come to you today because I feel tempted by ___________. I ask you to forgive me and help me to resist temptation. Please order my steps and reveal the purpose you have for me. Help me to serve you. Let your presence be known in my life. In Jesus name Amen

And it is so!

-Somebody ought to tell the lord thank you!!!!!!

Cici

What is Gods Grace?

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What is God’s Grace? Grace is when you get more than you deserve. Grace is God’s favor. According to Merriam-Webster the definition of grace is “the unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification”. Sanctification means to be made holy. Regeneration means to be made new.

 

It’s by God’s grace that we are saved. It’s a free gift, our works does not win it, and it’s available to all people. Ephesians 2:8-9 states, “for by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” It’s also stated in Romans 3:24 that “all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus”. In just our simple belief in Christ God makes us whole. He saves, redeems, forgives, heals, delivers, protects and restores us. His Spirit gives us love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness and self-control. This is God’s Grace.

 

In God’s holy word, the Bible, He gives us standards on how we should live our lives. He’s holy and he wants His children to be holy. These standards are set in place for our benefit; for our protection. How on earth are we suppose to live up to these standards? When a person confesses Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and believes that He died for our sins, the Holy Spirit comes and dwells on the inside of that person. God’s seal is now on that person. That person now has the help of the Holy Spirit in trying to live up to God’s standards. This is God’s Grace. He knows that we’re human and we live in a sinful world. Instead of condemning us, He decides to help us. It’s God’s grace that He gives us when we fail to hit the mark. Through the blood of Jesus, we can openly come to the Father to ask for forgiveness.

 

Grace is when God gives you the power to do something that you wouldn’t be able to normally do on your own. Hebrews 4:16 states “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”.

Along with assistance in walking in God’s standards, He also helps when a challenge comes our way. (In a sense, it may be a challenge walking in God’s standards.) For example, if you’re transitioning your life, struggling with paying your bills or even just experienced death of a close loved one, God gives you his grace to get through it. He’s consistently regenerating you in the process; making you new.

 

In our human mind, it’s hard to comprehend this. The average human being finds it hard to give grace to another. How great is the God we serve that He does this for us? Let’s pray that God helps us to show grace to others.

 

Whitney Butler