God’s judgments, God’s corrective disciplinary actions, are not a terror to His children. When we are disciplined, we don’t lose our salvation: we don’t stop being children in the family of God, joint heirs with Jesus.
God still loves the fool. Even though the fool has rejected God, God desires to rescue the fool from His folly, so that he can know the Truth and be saved.
If God is love, then to be Godless is to also be loveless. If God is love, then wherever God is rejected, love is rejected as well.
It is God and not men that impute value to human life. And, in God’s eyes, ALL lives matter. Whether you value my life or not, God does. How anyone (even me) values my life does NOT change my intrinsic God-derived value.
When prayer is all we can give, then it is a great gift indeed. But, if we can give more today, then we must do more than just pray.
If prayer is all we are willing to give, then we don’t really want a solution, we just want absolution.
Mercy makes sanctification (holiness) possible, peace makes preservation possible, and love makes service/ministry (our calling) possible.
I know it is God who has been guiding my life, but I also know He sent a friend for me when I was a confused and lonely eleven year-old. And He used that friend and that friendship to rescue me. I will be forever grateful.
Music is playing, everyone’s saying,
Merry Christmas and oh yes Happy New Year,
Yet all step around, the man on the ground,
pretending there’s no one to see there.
I long to hear the same words
That welcomed home Your Son,
“Come, good and faithful servant,”
Your Master says, “Well done.”
And may heaven welcome others
Who will join me in praise
Because I lived for Jesus Christ
Not just on Christmas Days
Then in these acts of kindness done
It is not me you see,
But glimpses of that Loving One
Who chose to dwell in me.