I have a God who is available to everybody. A God who loves me so much that He laid everything on the line for me. And, as I live my life out here, on earth, no matter what my circumstances are or who “thinks what” about me, I know that my self worth is already determined – and although I don’t have a complete picture of the rest of my life here or my eternity with God, I am very sure of one thing, with a God like mine, there is nothing that is impossible – and I am excited daily about all the possibilities of both.
I am thankful for a faithful God – where there are no secrets or mysteries when it comes to who He says I am – A Child of God!
Today's word is NAME on the Giving Thanks page and the questions were asked. “What would your name be based on your character or personality? If you could be known by another name, besides your given name, what would that be?” My answer “"Shawn" means "God is gracious". I don't think I could have been named any better - and over the years, God has shown me so much grace and has taught me the true meaning of grace in receiving and giving.
With heaven in mind, but not the motive, I live in hope, with extended joy and pray that my life will reflect the greatest gift ever given.
"Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. Since they did not know the righteousness that comes from God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness." ~Romans 10:1-3
With Jesus the work is DONE... when we work to win God's favor, we become religious and believe we must DO. There is no "do" on our part EXCEPT to believe that Jesus already was prosecuted, carried the cross, was crucified, died, laid in a tomb and rose from the dead, all as promised and written. That is what I believe and I pray others will come to realize. He is truly an awesome, trustworthy and faithful God.
Father we pray for a revealing in the hearts who seek to know You; who desire Your truths and promises to be etched deeply into their hearts; we pray for Your truth to be poured through on every level in response to their needs - intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. Almighty and powerful God, we ask that You boldly move and soften hearts toward you, pull Lord. In Jesus' name. Amen.
In conclusion today, I will end where I began my day “Thank You for forgiving me first Father God, and thank You Jesus for making that possible. My heart overflows with praise!”