We should never be too hard on ourselves when we fall short and fail to
meet God's standard for righteousness. We must remember that we are all
imperfect and flawed human beings who are in need of God's grace and mercy
to carry us through our days. The Lord is righteous in all His ways and
perfect in all His acts and knowing our need for salvation, He sent His
only begotten Son to the earth to take upon Himself our sins and died in
our stead. Never believe the lie that God does not love you. His love is
so great for mankind that He willingly took our sins so that in the
fullness of time we might be made righteous in the eyes of God Almighty.
The gift that was given to us is undeserved, but still is available to all
who acknowledge their sin, repent and open their hearts to the Lord Jesus
Christ. There is no other way to God or heaven, except through the
finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Call upon Him today giving Jesus
all of your heartbreak, shortfalls, burdens, disappointments and allow Him
to replace them with His Peace, Joy and Love that surpasses all understanding.
I hope this message ministers to your heart to see that true peace and
contentment can only come from the Lord who created you. All other means of
happiness are temporary and short lasting, but the Lord's happiness is
everlasting and beyond our imagination.
SEARCHING FOR MIRACLES
Before God spoke the universe into existence, He knew my name. Before He
created the atmosphere, He held me in His heart. Before He created the
oceans, the land, the plants and creeping things, He chose the color of my
hair. Before He created the animals and before He created the first man,
He loved me.
He placed within Adam’s body all of the DNA of every human being who would
ever walk the earth, and within him he placed the color of my eyes. Before
He knit me together within my mother’s womb, He cherished the sound of my
laugh. Before I shed my first tear, He felt my pain. Before my sin, my
sorrow, and my stubborn disobedience, He chose to carry them to the Cross.
He hung there; His blood pouring out...for me.
Why He chose to do this I cannot comprehend. God wanted me to be His own
child. How can that be? With all of my flaws and character defects, He
wanted me to believe in Him, and He gave me the grace to believe in myself.
God loves me with a fire that can never be quenched. I am special to Him,
even if I am not special to anyone else, including myself.
I have tried to perfect myself, and I have failed. I have tried to believe
the world’s message, but I have found no answers. I have followed the
paths forged by others only to find disaster at every bend in the road.
Only God has given me the answers that I have sought. Peace. Love.
The change in my life is not a complicated one. It’s not about how good I
am or how I pray or how often I go to church. It’s not about money or fame
or popularity. I cannot speak for others. They must decide for
themselves. I only know that the world has given me no happiness. After
searching my entire life, I have only been able to find the answers to my
questions on my knees at the foot of the Cross.
By Jaye Lewis
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
James 1:17-18 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and
cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning. Of His own will begat He us with the Word of
truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.”
Psalm 37:3-6 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the
land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and
He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the
LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring
forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.”
John 1:10-12 “He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the
world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.
But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of
God, even to them that believe on His name.”
2 Corinthians 5:20-21 “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though
God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled
to God. For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we
might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”
Hebrews 4:14-16 “Seeing then that we have a Great High Priest, that is
passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our
profession. For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with
the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we
are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of
Grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find Grace to help in time of need.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: HE DIDN'T STOP AT THE CROSS
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Today's Selected Testimony: JULIE HARRELL'S TESTIMONY
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry