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I am often encouraged at the thought of belonging to God. I find comfort in knowing that God, through His son Jesus Christ, will do whatever it takes to ensure that I persevere in faith until I reach my final destination in the presence of God. Jesus promises that he will not lose one of the sheep that follow him as a shepherd. As in the words of an old hymn;
He’ll not let my soul be lost
His promises shall last
Bought by Him at such a cost
He will hold me fast.
Even more amazing is that this promise of Christ extends to those who have yet to believe. Those that belong to Christ belong to him for all eternity. As a result God through Jesus relentlessly pursues the sinner. While we were in sin Christ died for us. God in a gracious and loving manner continues to…
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Prone to wonder, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love.
So what will we have? A God of justice? Or a God love and mercy? If justice then surely our wickedness will be captured in the judgement that is to come to the world. If mercy then we must be reserved to idea that injustice will exist into perpetuity.
None of us is as strong as all of us.
Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Christ, the son of God, took on human flesh as he invaded our reality. He exercised his might to save by first … Continue reading He Knows Our Weakness: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 12 of 14)
Matthew 2:11b ... Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. Do you have a person in your life you feel has everything and as a result you find it hard to find the right gift for them? Often times we present them with gifts anyway just to show that we care for them. … Continue reading I Give My All: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 11 of 14)
Matthew 2:11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him... What a wonderful sight it must have been for those wise men having finally set their eyes on the the goal of their travels. Did they know the significance of the child they … Continue reading Did They Know?: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 10 of 14)
John 1:16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. Eventually every well no matter how popular or how useful will run dry. To those people who depend on the the well it can be devastating once it no longer yields water. A dry well can cause people to travel miles for … Continue reading Unending Favor: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 9 of 14)
Luke 2:29-31 Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples... How interesting that the righteous man Simeon would notice Jesus as the salvation God has prepared in the presence of all people. At that moment nothing could … Continue reading Public Preparation: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 8 of 14)