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Orphans and Widows

20,005 Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

20,005 children will be reached with the Gospel and with things like school supplies, hygiene products, and love. Photos included, boxes lovingly packed. Volunteers assembled, a small army of bright spirits giving time, strength, knowledge, and passion to this ministry.

Beautiful.

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God is Still Sovereign

It is decided.

After an intense day of politics, and an intense several months of nonstop commercials and telephone calls from 800 numbers, the election is over. The current President will serve another four years. This election has been called pivotal. The most crucial election in history. So it is. And yet…

What does this change for us in the long run? In the most crucial, pivotal parts of my life, what has changed? My address, name, family, and home remain the same. Even more, my Jesus is the same.

The governments are appointed by the One in charge. The One who made the earth, and knit me together in my mother’s womb, remains unchanged.

Sovereign.

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers…

We wrestle not against presidents and senators, but against principalities and powers.

God is still here.

God hasn’t forgotten anyone. He may even have some plans for this little nation of ours. And who am I to question the authority of the One who has known me since before I was born?

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matt. 6:27

It is so easy to fall into the trap of worry. What if? What if? What if?

Well, what IF we let God be God? This isn’t too big for him to handle, and in fact it has been in His hand the entire time. This is not a surprise to him, and he isn’t worried about it.

He is still Sovereign. We are not.

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When You Believed

 

“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.  Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.  For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:8-10 NLT

There are no balancing scales to weigh your good and your bad. There is no credit to be given for your deeds nor demerits for your sins. There is only Christ, his sacrifice, and your acceptance of the gift. We will never receive what we deserve, praise God! Because not one of us deserves what he has done for us. You are God’s masterpiece.

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Sacrifice

Sin Offering

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.  And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.  The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.”  Romans 8:1-3 NLT

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You Are Worth More

Girl and Sparrow

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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 10:29-30

He knows all about you. He knows you inside and out. He knows how many hairs you will lose today, and how many remain. You are his special child, whether you acknowledge Him or not. You are worth so much to God!  He will love you without expecting from you. He forgives without guilt or reminders of the past. When Jesus was crucified and said “It is finished”, it really was.

You are exactly where he put you. Not to punish your or give you glory, but because your life, your story, your time is unfolding within His plan for you. The things you are walking through right now, today, are the things you will be able to help someone else walk through tomorrow. He knows the plans he has for you. You are worth so much to Him!

Post inspired by Today is Your Best Day by Roy Lessin.

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