Thursday, 22 June 2017

Today Reminder – 22 June 2017

A reminder for today
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. (2 Peter3:18)

Today I want to write about grace. I have a huge desire that we must see grace as Jesus gave it in abundance. Let's start with the basics. You are forgiven. Yes, I know that it feels like you held those nails in your hands and that you denied the Lord many times. I know you have done things that you wish you did not do. I know that you feel this grace is unbelievable and you are not worthy of it.
Jesus looked at you with arms wide open and He forgives you for your mistakes. He loves you even when you feel you do not deserve it. His blood makes you innocent so say good bye to the past and embrace today. I know that forgiveness in never a once of thing for us and that we continue to make mistakes and we need to be forgiven again. 

As you fall down to your knees today seeking His forgiveness remember that on the cross Jesus said, “It is done” and with these words He took your pain and sin with Him. Forgiveness in Jesus terms is starting fresh each day with a clean slate. I know this world causes us to fall and that our desires get the better of us, but Jesus pulls us out of temptation and restores us by grace. We are forgiven and we should live our lives so show that we are. 

Do not allow the enemy to pull a veil of deception over your head and confuse you with lies. Jesus does not condemn you, He saves you. It is the enemy that lurks in your thoughts trying to convince you that you are not worthy. Jesus died for all and all means all of us. He is so excited that you have found your way and He is with you every step you take from here. You could have been lost forever, but you are not. You could have seen that fire, but you will not. You are forgiven. Stand up from the ground and start living a forgiven life. Peter says that we should grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord. For all the glory is for Him. Therefore, let us stand up and start growing. Let us be steadfast in our faith and let us trust His grace. His love uplifts and restores. Be the person you are meant to be in Jesus Christ. 

Lord, we ask that you forgive our mistakes and lift us up from the dirt. I pray that you wipe us clean from our sin and restore our faith. Let us stand up more determined and more able in your strength. Let us break the chains of the enemy and live as forgiven children. In Jesus name. 

Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.