It is not too late to be forgiven. The thief on the cross asked Jesus for forgiveness hours before his death and He granted it. He realized his sin, confessed it before God, and repented. He knew there was nothing he could do to earn it. Only by trusting in Jesus. And that is what he did. Jesus offers everyone a chance. We are all like these thieves. We are all guilty. The question is which thief do you want to be?
God gives each of us gifts of the Holy Spirit. But, what are they? Paul lists several of them. I believe that this probably is not an exhaustive list, but let’s look at this list and what each of these gifts are. This is what I have gathered from teachings (and, yes, Google). Any comments would be appreciated.
In some ways guilt and forgiveness go hand in hand, but in other ways they are completely opposite. Without guilt there is no need for forgiveness. Forgiveness is more about the forgiver showing mercy. We can all receive forgiveness if we just believe and trust in Jesus Christ…and we all need it. In my last post, we talked about how we should forgive, knowing that we have been forgiven too. Jesus not only took our sins away, but He also took away our guilt. Knowing this, we should e able to not only forgive others, but also forgive ourselves. Continue reading “Guilt and Forgiveness”
In this series, I hope to remind everyone of God’s promises. It is something I need to remind myself from time to time. God always keeps His promises and what He says is always true. It is something we should always aspire to do. As Jesus said, “let your yes be yes, and your no, no.”
Today, we will discuss God’s unconditional love. He tells us that He will always love us. Our Father demonstrated that by sending His only Son to this earth to die for us. Jesus gave His life freely so that we may live. There is no greater love than that. Continue reading “God’s Promise: Unconditional Love”
No matter what you have done in your past, God can work through you. He can change you and give you strength. Nothing in your past is so terrible that He will not use you to His glory and through it, bless you and others. The struggles in your past may be the thing he uses to help someone with the same struggles. He shows His power through our weakness, his strength in our insecurity. Throughout the Bible, God used the people that most would never believe possible. Paul, the great minister of God, persecuted the Christians of his day. Moses murdered someone and could not speak well. Gideon was the least of his family of a low-class tribe. Joseph was a slave and became the highest ranking officer in Egypt to be used by God. These are just a few. Continue reading “God Can Work through You”