Wednesday, October 10, 2012

God's Love is Life Changing!

My encouragement to you this week is to believe God's Love will help you overcome your past. We all made mistakes. God forgives our mistakes. He has many blessings to help us overcome our past. Trust Him. Earnestly work on your change. Completely believe in His Grace!

Many of us feel shackled by our past. Many of us seems like we can't run fast enough to escape our past. Sometimes I feel it too. But I do know that His grace is sufficient for me.His grace has always been sufficient enough for all of us. We all have fallen short in some areas of our lives. We have done some things where we feel like we really let ourselves down. W have made mistakes. And unfortunately, we are going to continue to make mistakes in life. But that doesn't mean there is no hope for our lives and things can't be changed around. They can be changed. It may not, and honestly probably will not, happen in the instant that we want it but changes happen. I pray that you are turning to God to change it all around. God's love can help us overcome our past. We must look at the nature and role of God.

In 1 John 4:8,16 it says plainly that God is love. In Exodus 34:6 it says," And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness." The Lord loves each and every one of us! His love will take us places. His love endures forever. His mercy endures forever. His love and mercy will endure with you forever if you stick with God forever, the way you want Him to stick with you. When you sin against God, does he turn His back on you? Never. When you make a mistake, does he hold it over your head forever? No. When you don't get what you want on your time, do you stick with God the way you want Him to stick with you? You better. Because God's love is so good and His love for us can really change our lives around. God wants us to be happy and at peace. God will move mountains for us because He loves us. Another part of God's nature is that He is personal. He knows our thought and knows our wants. That is exactly why our blessings don't always look like your neighbor's blessings. Another part of God's nature is that He is transcendent. He is not limited to anything and He knows that. You need to know that. Do not shackle the extent of His power, grace, and love. 

The role that I love the most that He plays for us is our Father. A father's role is to protect us from harm.  In Ephesians chapter 1, it talks about God the Father. First thing, He chose you! God wanted you. God will not turn His back on you. God's love for us won't even allow it. God is also described as a redeemer. He will redeem you from what ever it is that holds you and saddens you. God will turn it around. It says that he will work out our troubles in order for us to continue to hope in His son in who we find our salvation. God the spirit plays the role of ordering our steps! He will order your steps in the right direction. His love will never steer you wrong! Keep trusting God! Stick with God! Let Him order your steps. By no means does that mean you will have it easy but you will make it where you seek to go. You will see the depths of God's love because you willfully seek it. You will see the power of God's love through the change of your past. 

By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain . . . —1 Corinthians 15:10

Lastly, believe in all of God's grace! All of it. His grace is sufficient. His grace is powerful. His grace has already done wonders for you thus far even if it seems a bit slow. You can never deny the impact of God in your life. God's blessings are all around us. God's blessings are impacting us day by day. If you focus on the blessings of God, even when you're going through a hard time, it will be easier for you not to give up or grow weary of making the way you need to make. When we feel broken, the grace of God is the glue that mends us together. God's grace toward you is never in vain. Never! He wants to make impacts on your life and hold you together to get where you want to be in your life. But, that won't come from a part-time faith or a lack of belief in the grace of God. To settle anytime, is basically saying that "God's grace is not for me and I have not been chosen." You may disagree but it's true.God's grace has no limits so why would you settle if you believe that? God said our faith can move mountains. We all know what a mountain is but God says we can command them to move! God is telling you to hope and believe in His grace over anything! You may see disappointment and some delay but you have to keep yourself rooted in faith. Believe His grace is sufficient for you. It has been before and nothing changes today...Be Blessed...

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