One of the amazing and most important joys of being a Christian is being able to share the amazing Good News of Jesus Christ.
Why is being a Christian such good news and why should we tell others? The good news is Jesus loved us so much. He would do anything to be able to spend an eternity with us, even if it meant giving of himself.
The Word of God says that while we were yet sinners, Jesus gave his life, as the ultimate sacrifice for us. Our sin offering to God had to be blameless, without spot or defects. It had to be the first born. What could possibly be offered to God that would satisfy our debt?
God knew that no such sacrifice existed so he became the sacrifice. The perfect Love of God became a seed implanted in the virgin Mary. Emmanuel, God with us, was now on earth to fulfill his mission of love.
Jesus offered himself on the cross, died and was buried in a borrowed tomb. On the third, the love story was completed. Jesus rose Alive!!! Death had been defeated and we who believe that Jesus is the Son of God are allowed to dwell with him, not only in eternity, but right here right now.
That is the Good News. God loved us so much that he gave his ONLY begotten, NOT MADE, Son as a sacrifice for our sin.
Go in peace and thanksgiving, knowing that you have bought with a Precious Price. The old you has passed away. You have been made brand new in Jesus Christ.
Peace, Blessings and Abundant Love to you, All. The love of God is so much deeper than we can ever imagine or fathom.
The love of God reaches us in places that feel so far away from His grasp. God’s love has no limits or boundaries. Cry out to God. I promise that He hears you.
New International Version (NIV)
5 Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. 6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. 7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. 8 They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. 9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
I love you with the everlasting, never-failing love of Jesus Christ, who while we were yet sinners died for us.
Its Thursday morning a few minutes before 7:00am. I’m sitting outside my physical therapist office waiting for it to open. My alarm was set for 4:15am this morning. I woke up at 3:30 but went back to sleep.
I knew I had things that I needed to do before my appointment. However, for the last few weeks, my schedule has been so full so I truly have cherished every hour of sleep.
It’s so funny, I actually got out of bed at 5:15. I just couldn’t push my body to get up. I’ve been asking the Lord to help me wake up in the mornings and he has done just that. The problem is that I haven’t been obedient to getting up. I do confess that is my error and I truly ask God to forgive me and to help me have the discipline to get out of bed.
Why is getting up two hours early so important, you may ask? First, when I get up early, I’m not rushed. I can take my time and get ready without running around the house. Second, traffic in Atlanta is ridiculous, so any chance I have to get out on the road early is always a plus. Finally, when I’m not rushed, I have time to hear from God and respond. Being available to God is so important to me.
Lord, God, I am fully available to you. Use me and my life for your glory, as you see fit. I’m available to you.
18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Good morning, Family:
When I was a little girl, my mom taught me how to pray. She said, “Marcia, if you are ever afraid, you can pray to Jesus. He loves you so much.” That is how my relationship with our Savior began. I learned that He was and still is my safe place.
1 John 4:7-11
New King James Version (NKJV)
Knowing God Through Love
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
There is no place that the perfect love of God cannot reach. There is no situation that God will not run to for the one lost sheep.
Remember, you are a Child of God. You were created for a purpose. May God bless you all today. May you be reminded of how precious you are to Him.
Go in peace, while serving and praising the Lord. You were bought with a price and you are Perfect.
Family, Let’s Raise a Big Hallelujah to the Throne Room of God!!!!!
Joy is Overtaking my heart this morning.
What a wonderful joy it is to know that we all took the step of faith and said “YES!” to Jesus, when the Holy Spirit offered us the invitation to come.
We have access to power, insight, prayer, worship and so much more.
I pray for you every day, Family. Please continue to lift up me and my family, in your prayer time. Ministry is a family calling. I’m so blessed that God called such an amazing man to walk with me.
A Christian we all go through test, trails and sometimes even persecution. Our weapon is in our praise. No matter what comes, we raise up a standard against the enemy. Our weapon is in our worship. Hallelujah is our weapon. Lift up your hands and open your mouth.
New International Version (NIV)
20 When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city.
I pray this morning finds you ready to face another day and to receive all that God has for you to Do and Be.
Sometimes, what we go through has nothing to do with us personally. Recently, I was praying about a situation going on in my life. I could not quite understand all of the dynamics involved. I asked God to give me clarity on how to be able to help the situation. God lovingly said, “Marcia, it’s not as always about you.”
So when I heard that in my spirit I didn’t understand. I asked, well if it’s not about me then why is it in my life? The simple answer I received is because God called on me to be a light in the situation. The circumstances looked insurmountable and so much bigger than me.
The Holy Spirit reminded me of the power of fasting and prayer. Some things in our lives will require us to go to a deeper level of warfare, worship and prayer. We must speak Life with power, faith and authority. In some translations of the Bible, Jesus says this:
Living Bible (TLB)
21 But this kind of demon won’t leave unless you have prayed and gone without food.”
Family, continue to pray and press, in the Spirit of God. God is using us on the front lines. Our power comes from our Risen Lord. Remember who you are. Remember the power that you possess.
You have the Word of God and the Word of Life inside of you.
Today was a super crazy day. I’m just crawling into bed and talking to God. The Lord’s Prayer is always a perfect prayer to end any evening. As you pray, the Holy Spirit will also bring to remembrance other things that should be spoken in your prayer time.
This evening, I lift up friends and family that are facing sickness in their lives and in the lives of their loved ones. I pray for love, peace, and healing, according to how God wants to heal, and I pray for faith. Faith in knowing that God has you and your family close to his chest. He feels your pain, grief, anger, confusion and sometimes even hatred. Through it all, God just holds you and quietly says, “I love you.”
Rest tonight, knowing that God already has tomorrow taken care for you. Sleep well. Cry if you have to, but know that God is always by your side.