There are many people in this world that feel condemned because of their
past sins and mistakes and do not feel worthy to stand up and be all that
God has made them to be. It is important that they realize that when they
came to Christ and asked Him to forgive them of their sins, they were then
forgiven, washed clean with His blood and made new in the eyes of God the
Father. The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore if any man be
in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new." (Romans 8:31-39) (Revelation 1:5-8) (Philippians 4:13)
We are to remember and always keep in mind that God forgives completely
without reservation and will remember our sins no more. If you have been
feeling unworthy or unlovable, please know that God's love for you is
perfect and He does not see you for who you once were, but rather He sees
you for who you will and can be. (Isaiah 43:25-26) (Psalm 130:1-8)
I hope you are encouraged by today's message to rest in God's forgiveness
and love and realize that God cares for you greatly and keeps you as the
apple of His eye.
FOR WHAT YOU WILL BE
As I gazed up at the mountains, I was awed by their majesty;
I bowed my head and asked myself, "Why should He care for me?"
"I am not beautiful like the mountains that tower so high above;
What is there about me that God can find to love?"
Father, I am not strong like the wind that makes your tall trees sway;
I cannot sing sweetly like your tiny birds; will you love me anyway?
But most of all, I am simply me, and often have cause to fear;
In spite of all my weaknesses, do you promise to be near?
With eyes closed tight against burning tears, I wished He could hear me
pray; - Then I felt His Spirit tell me, "Child look up, I have something
to say. You are simply you, the spirit I love, a part of my great plan;
I put you here to learn of life and to return to Me again.
You are more beautiful to Me than the loveliest mountain ever made.
And your strength far exceeds that of the winds, so do not be afraid."
"I love you not for what you are, but for what I know you will be;
I am always beside you watching you grow; you are very special to Me."
A smile touched my lips; I knew it was true, Father had always been there
Giving me comfort and blessings and love and my own special talents to
share. So I will do my best to make Him proud. I am not afraid, for you
see; He loves me not for what I am, but for what He knows I will be.
Be encouraged and know that it is never too late to start over with God.
The Bible says that as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His
mercy toward them that fear Him. The Lord loves you as a father loves his
child so never believe the lie of the enemy that God is mad at you and will
not forgive you of your sins. The Lord waits with open arms for you to
call upon Him to be redeemed and made new by His Spirit. Such perfect love
is undeserved yet thankfully still exists to all who will simply receive.
(Psalm 103:11) (Psalm 51:1-13) (John 8:44) (John 6:35-37) (1 John 4:17-19)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Isaiah 1:18-19 "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though
they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and
obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land."
Psalm 103:10-13 "He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us
according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth,
so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the east is
from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us. Like as
a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear Him."
Romans 8:1-2 "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the
law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of
sin and death."
Jeremiah 31:3 "The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have
loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: A FATHER'S LOVE
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Today's Selected Testimony: A NEW HEART FROM GOD
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry