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December 2011

But Jesus came to save us!

We are so much influenced by what we keep seeing and hearing about what people do around us. Unfortunately, most of those things seem to be those that we are not supposed to be doing.The worst part is when we don’t even realize that we are doing something wrong.

Sometimes we feel those things have become so common, and arrive at  the conclusion that doing them is not wrong at all, and we say its okay to do it because everyone does it. And sometimes we think its a trivial thing and it doesn’t matter if we do it.

But friends, if you’re reading this blog right now,it’s because God loves you and is reminding you, that you are called to be different. We cannot follow the pattern of this world because we do not belong to this world.

And whether it is a small thing or a big thing, sin is sin. We do know that small droplets of water make a huge ocean and small bricks a massive building. Likewise the small things we do lead us into great things.

A thief who can go to the extent of killing someone for the sake of money probably started with stealing just a pen from his neighbour during his childhood days. This is why we need to sensitive about every small thing that we do.

Let me give some examples. The small lies that we tell our friend, parents or anyone, to hide a small thing seem small. Copying in an exam to score high seems to be not wrong at all. We may feel the same when it comes to talking ill of another person in their absence, spreading rumours, using abusive language, watching things that we should not be watching, listening to songs that lead our minds away from God. The list can go on. But we can realize them if we can just take time to check if what we are doing is right or wrong.

No one can say that he is without sin. If he does, he deceives himself. The word of God says that the wages of sin is death. If we are judged by the law, we deserve death. But see this verse in Romans 8.3

For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending His own son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering“.

And checkout the first verse in that chapter:

” Therefore there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”.

Isn’t that amazing. When we believe that Jesus came to die for us, as a sin offering and repent and ask Him to wash us of ours sins, He does it. Then as we live with Jesus in our hearts and lives, no one can condemn us of our sins, for we are cleansed by the blood of Christ.

Friends, let me just remind you. We are living in the last days, and we never know what will happen to us when. If God comes now where will we go? To Heaven, where we can rejoice with God forever, or Hell, where we will suffer in fire forever?

Let us take a moment to analyze ourselves. Are we right with God or are we not. We have a loving God, waiting with open arms to receive us. Let us run to Him and ask Him to forgive us and come into our hearts before it’s too late.

Remember, Jesus came to die for us. He loves us and wants to be our friend too. Call Him into your heart. Keep talking to Him. He will transform your life.

 

Don’t be afraid

Being as unpredictable as the world is today, we can never presume what will happen  to us even the very next moment. This in turn gives rise to fear in our hearts.That fear may be about many different things in life. It may be our future, our health, finance, education, the people around and what they may do to us, or anything that we can think of- small or big.

But here is a gentle assurance from the creator of Heaven and Earth, the Alpha and the Omega, the God who knows the end from the very beginning, that we need not be afraid of anything in life.

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.
                       And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows” ( Matthew 10.29-31).

If a sparrow, that can bought with such a little amount of money, cannot be harmed without God allowing it, assuredly, no one or nothing can bring us any harm or put us off without the will of God, for God says, we are worth more than many sparrows.

In fact, we were bought at a price, which is the life of Jesus Himself. How much higher will be our worth then? We are definitely priceless and God cares for us.

It is not just the big things in life, about us, that God cares about. He has numbered even the very hair of our head. Don’t you think God is concerned about every minute thing in our lives and, is in total control ?
He sure is.

He knows what we need and when we need them. He knows our hearts’ desires and secrets that we’ve been holding to ourselves, the pain that we’ve gone through alone, and the tears that we have shed in the dark and the anxieties we have about what is going to happen to us.

He cares for us more than anyone else does, for He loves us so much. His love is not as that of the world. It is unconditional and everlasting. It doesn’t matter whether we are good or bad, popular or not, loved by people or lonely. Jesus Loves us. He will provide us and protect us.

We need not be discouraged by the situations around us, for God has His ways through the storms and the whirl wind.Let us cast our cares on Him because He cares for us. He will accomplish what He has prepared for us.

Cheer up! God is in control.


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