August 7, 2017
“God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die forus while we were still sinners”
Do you know that Jesus LOVES you? He really does!!!
EVERYTHING that Jesus DID for YOU, He did out of LOVE!!
The Bible says that God made you to love you!
The only reason you are alive is because you were made to be
loved by God. Did you know that?
If God didn’t want you alive, your heart would stop instantly; you wouldn’t even be breathing right now. God made you and wants you alive so He can love you and so you can love HIM back!!!
You know…God didn’t just say He loved you;
He showed it, didn’t He?!?!
The Bible says,
“God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners”. (Romans 5:8 NLT)
It says…while we were still sinners! It was before I even knew God, or knew I needed God in my life,
that JESUS DIED FOR ME!!!
You know…there ARE people that believe that we have to clean up our act before we can come to God. “I’ve got to get it all together. There are a few things I’ve got to get right in my life first, and THEN I’ll come to God”.
The answer to THAT is: NO!!!
You come to God with your problems — the good, the bad, and the ugly!
It’s like when we brush our teeth before we go to the dentist to have them cleaned, or, when we wash the dishes before we put them in the dishwasher.
WHY do we do this???
God says, “No, no! You don’t have to clean up your act.
Just bring it ALL to Me.
Bring Me ALL of your problems!
I have ALL the answers!
Come AS YOU ARE!!!”
You know, the Bible says in Psalm 57:3a TLB, that HE will send down help from Heaven to save me because of His love.”
WOW!!! Just because He LOVES me!!! Thank You dear Lord, Jesus!!!
Anyway, that’s what Jesus did on Easter. He sent Himself from Heaven to save us because of His love! SO…because of His love, we can bring our problems to God…because
HE HAS THE ANSWER!!
IF you DON’T act on this news, then the death of JESUS CHRIST and His Resurrectionare wasted for you personally!
It makes NO difference in your life
Now, you may recognize the gift, but you still have to receive it!
“You will be saved, if you honestly say, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and if you believe with all your heart that God raised Him from death. God will accept you and save you,
If you TRULY BELIEVE this and tell it to others!
(Romans 10:9-10 CEV)
God is NOT asking you to make a promise you can’t keep.
God is asking you to believe a promise that only He can keep!
What do YOU need to let go of that you’ve been trying to clean up before you can approach God? And, how does your life reflect the extravagant love God has for you and that you have accepted?? These are things to think of!!
WHAT do YOU think??