Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Daily Devotional - God Thinking Preempt 11

"Isaiah 26:3
3.  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Most people have never experienced this kind of peace.
And it's not because it isn't available
Nor is it necessarily because you and I do not want it
Nor is it because in the general scheme of things you don't deserve it
You don't experience the peace of God because you are still trying to work your way into God's good grace.

You are still trying to pay for or make up for our lack of devotion to God.
You are still trying to cover up for lost time and commitment to your heavenly Father
You are still trying to pay for your indiscretion and sin.
You are still trying to make it right

And yet there is nothing you could ever do that will change God's mind toward you.
There's nothing you can do to make yourself worthy
There's no amount of penance
No amount of retribution
No acts of mercy
No gift big enough
There's nothing you can offer God of equal value to His Son.

Christians are frustrated because they don't feel worthy.  This is a lie of the enemy.

You should expect the Jew and the Hindu, the Muslim and the Taoist to work hard to find peace with God, but the Christian?

There is no peace to be found apart from what God gives freely through Christ.  You either believe it and receive it or you cannot have it.

How many times do you need to read a scripture before you believe it?"

  Excerpt from God Thinking Preempt by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015

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