The goodness and mercy of the Lord should keep us in continuous
and thanksgiving. If you want to get the enemy frustrated and
there is nothing better than to worship the Lord in the midst of
or trial. Let us have the attitude of victory no matter what
things look like
in this physical realm. Show your confidence in the Lord and know
world that God controls is even more real than this physical world
are living in. (Philippians 4:4) (2 Corinthians 4:18)
I received this story from one of our members and thought it had a
good message on the forgiveness and mercy of the Lord. I hope
encouraged by this message and know that condemnation only comes
enemy, but forgiveness, mercy, and love all come from the God who
heavens and the earth.
LESSON FROM A CHILD
One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of
taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet
Suddenly, my son Matthew spoke up from his relaxed position in the
seat. "Mom, I'm thinking of something."
This announcement usually meant he had been pondering some fact
while and was now ready to expound all that his seven-year-old
discovered. I was eager to hear. "What are you thinking?" I asked.
"The rain," he began, "is like sin and the windshield wipers are
wiping our sins away."
After the chill bumps raced up my arms; I was able to respond.
really good, Matthew." Then my curiosity broke in. How far would
little boy take this revelation? So I asked... "Do you notice how
keeps on coming? What does that tell you?"
Matthew didn't hesitate one moment with his answer: "We keep on
and God just keeps on forgiving us."
I will always remember this whenever I turn my wipers on. Isn't it
comforting to know that God does keep forgiving us. That all we
have to do
is ask Him to come into our lives and He will keep washing our
I hope each of you remembers this story when you turn on your
does keep forgiving when we invite Him into our life.
Always keep in mind that God is a merciful and loving God and will
your sins and make you whiter than freshly fallen snow. We can
understand such forgiveness and such love, but the truth remains
is that merciful to the world. He continually shines down His
the righteous and the unrighteous. The Bible says that God wishes
none to perish, but that all should come to repentance. He does
for one soul to be lost, but that all should repent and believe
the kingdom of Heaven. (Psalm 31:19-20) (Matthew 5:45)
I encourage you to never rest in your strength and ability. You
be good enough to meet the mark, but thank God that He has sent
begotten Son that whosoever shall believe in Him should not
have everlasting life. Rest in the work of the cross and know that
have sinned against the Lord and have not repented; it is not too
you to repent today and start afresh. God promises to forgive you,
you, and to welcome you in with open arms. (John 15:5) (2
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Romans 5:20-21 “God’s law was given so that all people could see
they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful
became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and
them to death, now God’s wonderful kindness rules instead, giving
standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus
Christ our Lord.”
“For God so
loved the world that He gave His only Son, so
that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal
God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save
Isaiah 1:18-20 “Come now, let us argue this out,” says the LORD.
how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you
as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson,
make you as white as wool. If you will only obey me and let me
then you will have plenty to eat. But if you keep turning away and
to listen, you will be destroyed by your enemies. I, the LORD,
2 Peter 3:9-10 “The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise
return, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your
does not want anyone to perish, so He is giving more time for
repent. But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a
the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and everything
will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be
All scriptures can be found in the New Living Translation.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry