Friday, May 17, 2013

Word of the Day... May 17, 2013

For the person who keeps all of the laws except one,
 is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God's laws.   James 2:10

There was only one person for all time that walked the earth and never ever sinned.  His name was Jesus.  Every other human being on the face of the earth has fallen short and sinned.

We have broken all of the laws of God.  From telling lies, stealing, losing our temper,  hating someone, taking God’s name in vain, lusting after someone, or maybe there is an idol you worship.  Many people don’t realize that an idol is anything or anyone or anything  you love  or spend more time on then you do with God.  Maybe you have committed murder or even adultery.  The Bible tells us that if we stumble on one point of the law that we are guilty of it all.

I can honestly tell you that I have totally blown it.   I believe that God gave us these laws to illustrate to us our need for a Savior.  It is impossible to keep all of these laws.  That is why I am so thankful that God love us enough to send His only Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross and cover our sin with His blood.

Someday very soon we will all stand before the Lord.  When we do if we are Christians He will not see our sin.  He will see the shed blood of His Son Jesus instead. The Bible says, "He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross" (Colossians 2:14). What that means is Jesus took the penalty of the commandments that say, "The person who sins is the one who will die" (Ezekiel 18:20). He died in our place and absorbed God's wrath that should have come upon me and upon you.

Maybe there are sins that you have committed that you need to repent of. Run don’t walk to the open arms of Jesus Christ.  God will forgive you, but you need to take the first step and admit your sin and ask Him to forgive you.  Don’t make excuses for your sin.  Those won’t save you only Jesus will .  The Bible tells us that if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins  and to cleanse us from all wickedness" (1 John 1:9).

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second into their mother’s womb to be born!” 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. John 3:3-6 
If you want a new life in Christ Jesus, ask Him into your heart today.  Simply pray this:  Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that you took the pain of the cross to give me new life. I ask you to come into my heart and to give me your peace and joy. I confess that I am a sinner that I have gone my own way and have done wrong. Please forgive me for my sins. I receive you now as my Lord and Savior. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. Help me to follow you and to serve you all my life. Thank you, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.  If you prayed that prayer you are a new creature in Christ Jesus!  You are Born Again! 


Great reminder. :)
Thanks for posting this.

You are so welcome Fallon! I think that we all need this reminder sometimes. I know I do. Your pictures are beautiful! Have a Simply Heavenly weekend!!! :):):)

Such great hope we have in Jesus!

I fail every day. As hard as I try, I don't think I've ever gone a day without sinning. I'm so grateful to have the Holy Spirit convict me and call me to repentance- sometimes almost immediately!

God is so good and so gracious.

Her Heart Proclaims ♥ eMinistry

I hear you sister!!! Me too!!! I find that I am my strongest when I am on my knees. God is good all the time!!! God bless you!!! <3

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