Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Life Words

It is such a great Wednesday and you are loved by God with an everlasting love. Matt and I prayed for you today, in faith believing that His will and purposes for Your life are overtaking you.  We love you!  This morning I am preparing for an amazing class tonight in Foundations for Life. I want to encourage you with a scripture that  is such a blessing to matt and I this morning. Matt shared it with me earlier and we so loved talking about it  The Word of God is incredible and rich and alive!  This verse is in Titus chapter 3:3-6. I'm sharing it with you in the New Century Version.
 Titus 3:3-7
In the past we also were foolish. 
 We did not obey, we were wrong,
and we were slaves to many things our bodies wanted and enjoyed. 
We spent our lives doing evil and being jealous. 
People hated us, and we hated each other. 
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior was shown,
He saved us because of His mercy. 
It was not because of good deeds we did to be right with Him. 
He saved us through the washing that made us new people through the Holy Spirit. 
 God poured out richly upon us that Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ our Savior. 
Being made right with God by His grace,
we could have the hope of receiving the life that never ends.
Wow!  We were born with a sin nature that was completely separated from our God.  We were alienated from Him, because of Adam and Eve's disobedience.  We were without hope and destined for an eternity in hell.  We were in sin and darkness and spiritual death.  But God loves us so much.  He pursued us because of His love.  Someone surely prayed for us.  Someone shared the good news of the Gospel with us.  We received Jesus as our Savior!  We were forgiven at that moment and literally "Born Again" by the Spirit of God.  He made us new people! He came inside us to live in us and has never left!. He put us into right standing, translated us out of darkness, freed us from the power of the enemy and we received the gift of eternal life with Him.  The life that never ends.
And all  of this by grace through faith.  The gift of God.  None of our works could do it.  But, one decision of our free will to receive Him, receive forgiveness and be born again, changed everything.  We received His grace and love and presence.  Dear ones, this is a great day, because we are the redeemed of the Lord.  Its a new day.  The old is gone.  All has become new.  The Holy Spirit is continuing the work of salvation in our lives even now.  God bless you today.  Remember who you are and whose you are!
We love you,
Matt and Amy

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