these are my friends matt and promise. you can find their band at facebook.com/HopeCollided . they just became successfully pregnant through i.v.f . praise the Lord.
but God is so rich in mercy and He loved us so much that even though we were dead because of our sins He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead.
it is only by God’s grace that you have been saved !
for He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us in the heavenly realms with Him because we are united in Christ Jesus.
so God can point to us as examples in the future ages of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness towards us as shown in all He has done for us who are united in Christ Jesus.
God saved you by His grace when you believed.
and you can’t take credit for this it is a gift from God.
salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done so none of us can boast about it.
for we are God’s masterpiece.
He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.
praise God for His mercy that we can never sin so much that He cannot forgive us besides the unforgivable sin which is grieving the Holy Spirit and completely rejecting Him.
He has written eternity in our hearts so He has given a chance for all of us to get to know HIm before we die.
He whispers to us in the secret place when it’s just us and our pillow and God.
we are without excuse.
none of us can claim to live in ignorance of a chance to get to know God.
some people live with minds of confusion that’s why we must bring them clarity and tell them about Jesus.
it’s funny to think of ourselves as dead but that is literally the case of how we were before we were woken up to the knowledge of God.
our bodies were alive but our spirits were dead.
we must daily be crucified with Christ and put to death the desires of the flesh choosing instead the desire of our spirit to worship the Lord in spirit and truth.
just like james says it is faith and works that qualifies us for salvation.
we can do nothing to earn our salvation it is only a free gift from God.
Jesus’ death on the cross makes it possible for us to enter through the gates of paradise.
it’s funny to think of my body being resurrected cos I’ve never been dead so it’s not something I have personally experienced except in a spiritual sense.
it is a marvellous thing to behold somebody being raised from the dead.
I know it has happened cos I have seen it on dvd.
you can’t fake something like that with special effects.
it is incredible to think that just as Christ is enthroned next to His father He has thrones for us to sit on too and we will rule and reign with Him in the realm beyond this life although we will always be under HIs authority never over it cos we lack the ability either to create or save ourselves without HIs help .
it is easy to take our salvation for granted and remember that we are examples of HIs grace and kindness that He has shown us the ultimate expression of love in His death on the cross so the world might see what true love looks like cos the world has no ability to express love outside the context of HIs nature.
it is too easy for us to boast in our own achievements but nothing we have achieved is ever possible without the help of Jesus.
we may give all our food and clothing to the poor and all our money as well and it won’t get us into heaven .
it is a pure heart and acknowledgment of the Lordship of Christ that gets us through the door .
the kind words we share with others can play a significant part however in winning souls for Jesus as well as our benevolent actions.
it’s true that when you give to the poor you lend to the Lord and people won’t care what you know until they know how much you care.
we need to share the love of Christ with our mouths as well as our actions both are equally as important.
james tells us if we see our brother struggling and just say Jesus loves you when we have the ability to help even if its just a prayer and a little time spent with them then we are not being godly.
the evidence of God living and working in us is in how we express our love for one another or the love He has for us.
never feel down on yourself again.
remind yourself constantly that you are a beautiful picture Christ has painted with His blood to display His face of unconditional love.
remember that nothing is impossible with God.
in Him we live and move and have our being.
let us live ever in that awakened mindset that we do not have to remain victims of our past neither do we have to continue being victimizers of others.
when we rely on God’s help instead of our own we have the ability to taste that freedom in the ever passing moment .