“But even though we were dead in our sins God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for us, gave us life together with Christ—it is, remember, by grace and not by achievement that you are saved—and has lifted us right out of the old life to take our place with him in Christ in the Heavens. Thus he shows for all time the tremendous generosity of the grace and kindness he has expressed towards us in Christ Jesus. It was nothing you could or did achieve—it was God’s gift to you. No one can pride himself upon earning the love of God. The fact is that what we are we owe to the hand of God upon us. We are born afresh in Christ, and born to do those good deeds which God planned for us to do." Ephesians 2:4-10 (J.B. Phillips New Testament)
The enemy uses our thoughts (the thoughts we grow and foster) to work against us. That is why WE HAVE TO TAKE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE, in all moments, ESPECIALLY these.
Are you discouraged, disgruntled or just complaining in general? It's time to stop and move in a different direction emotionally. It's time to take control and take stalk in the Word; STOP TALKING OR TYPING and LISTEN and absorb God's Word.
He is here, but you are listening to the lies of the enemy, the program that you have become accustomed to.
“Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence.” ~2 Corinthians 5:17 (GODS WORD Translation)
When change occurs, we know that God is present. Watch nature, leaves on a tree will change color, fall off and from that will look as though death settles in during the heart of winter; but in the dawn of spring, new growth and beautiful changes occur.
“What a wonderful God we have - He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials, and why does He do this ? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy (or as I like to say empathy) and encouragement, we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God has given us.” ~2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (New Living Translation)
God is faithful, even toward His unfaithful children. Let us live in faith and truly begin to be faithful to You LORD.
Today, I am grateful for his many mercies and grace that is perfect in every way. May we all be wrapped in Your amazing grace. Every day we should learn to rest in Him. If you remember, Jesus and the disciples were reprimanded by the Pharisees for working on the Sabbath. Let us hold Him dear every day and worship Him in our daily lives. I am learning that every day is the Sabbath – time to settle in to His presence, learn His grace and amazing love.