Friday, March 28, 2014

God Thinking XLVIII - Turning Back 6

"The Word says in 1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

When that is all it takes to be in a right relationship with God, why let another minute go by without receiving from God His perfect provision - GRACE.
When someone is in rebellion and if you really care about seeing them come back to God:

You must be careful not to crush them with the "I’m holier than thou spiel"

You mustn’t give them some long dissertation about how bad they are 

You shouldn’t  condemn them and speak words that you will forever regret, or worse, words that are ungodly.

How about - You just tell them of God’s grace 

And for yourself:

The next time you are in rebellion or you’ve decided to take a short cut around God’s perfect will for your life:

Don’t give up and throw in the towel

Don’t beat up on yourself and wallow in the mire of self pity for the terrible things you’ve done.

Don’t condemn yourself to a lifetime of losing the battle.

Remember God’s Grace. 

Come to God knowing that His forgiveness is bigger than your sin and your praise and worship will blossom like a Zinnia.

Come to God knowing that there’s only one way to get things right with God and that’s for God to get things right for you.
God’s provision for your waywardness is Grace.

There’s only one way to have peace with God and to be able to worship Him in spirit and truth and it’s found in Romans 5:1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
 2.  By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." 

The truly spiritual man or woman will tell you - “If not for the grace of God.................”

Of the many things that affect your worship - the one thing that affects your worship more than anything is:  Being out of a right relationship with God.
Excerpt from God Thinking XLVIII - Turning Back by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014

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