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138th -- Lesson From A Child


The goodness and mercy of the Lord should keep us in continuous praise
and thanksgiving. If you want to get the enemy frustrated and discouraged,
there is nothing better than to worship the Lord in the midst of your problem
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 the unseen
world that God controls is even more real than this physical world that we
are living in. (Philippians 4:4) (2 Corinthians 4:18)

I received this story from one of our members and thought it had a very
good message on the forgiveness and mercy of the Lord. I hope you'll be
encouraged by this message and know that condemnation only comes from the
enemy, but forgiveness, mercy, and love all come from the God who made the
heavens and the earth.


One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of town,
taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick.
Suddenly, my son Matthew spoke up from his relaxed position in the front
seat. "Mom, I'm thinking of something."

This announcement usually meant he had been pondering some fact for a
while and was now ready to expound all that his seven-year-old mind had
discovered. I was eager to hear. "What are you thinking?" I asked.

"The rain," he began, "is like sin and the windshield wipers are like God,
wiping our sins away."

After the chill bumps raced up my arms; I was able to respond. "That's
really good, Matthew." Then my curiosity broke in. How far would this
little boy take this revelation? So I asked... "Do you notice how the rain
keeps on coming? What does that tell you?"

Matthew didn't hesitate one moment with his answer: "We keep on sinning,
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 sins away.

I hope each of you remembers this story when you turn on your wipers; God
does keep forgiving when we invite Him into our life.

Author Unknown

Always keep in mind that God is a merciful and loving God and will forgive
your sins and make you whiter than freshly fallen snow. We can never
understand such forgiveness and such love, but the truth remains that God
is that merciful to the world. He continually shines down His light upon
the righteous and the unrighteous. The Bible says that God wishes for
none to perish, but that all should come to repentance. He does not wish
for one soul to be lost, but that all should repent and believe and inherit
the kingdom of Heaven. (Psalm 31:19-20) (Matthew 5:45)

I encourage you to never rest in your strength and ability. You will never
be good enough to meet the mark, but thank God that He has sent His only
begotten Son that whosoever shall believe in Him should not perish, but
have everlasting life. Rest in the work of the cross and know that if you
have sinned against the Lord and have not repented; it is not too late for
you to repent today and start afresh. God promises to forgive you, to love
you, and to welcome you in with open arms. (John 15:5) (2 Corinthians 6:2)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Romans 5:20-21 “God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful
they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful kindness
became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought
them to death, now God’s wonderful kindness rules instead, giving us right
standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

John 3:16-17
“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 life.
God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.”

Isaiah 1:18-20 “Come now, let us argue this out,” says the LORD. “No matter
how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you as clean
as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can
make you as white as wool. If you will only obey me and let me help you,
then you will have plenty to eat. But if you keep turning away and refusing
to listen, you will be destroyed by your enemies. I, the LORD, have spoken!”

2 Peter 3:9-10 “The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise to
return, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake. He
does not want anyone to perish, so He is giving more time for everyone to
repent. But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then
the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and everything in them
will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be exposed
to judgment.”

All scriptures can be found in the New Living Translation.

In Christ Service,

Dwayne Savaya
Gods Work Ministry


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