Tuesday, December 22, 2015

More Verses To Lift You Up

Continued from yesterday.

6.  1 Peter 1: 18,19  "Knowing you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver and gold...but with the precious blood of Christ."  (God was willing to pay the highest price in the universe to redeem you - the blood of His dear Son.)

7.  2 Corinthians 5: 17  "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."  (If you belong to Jesus you have a brand new, sparkling clean life in Him.   That is great news.)

8.  1 John3:1 "Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God."  (God actually considers you His very own child.)

9.  Ephesians 2: 4-7  "But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ...that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus."
(Your heavenly Father has planned a magnificent, never ending future for you.)

10.  2 Corinthians 5:20  "Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us."  (God has given you a high calling as a ambassador to share His great love with others)

You belong to God as long as you cling to Him, no one, NOT  ANYONE, can take that from you.  His Word overwhelmingly confirms that you are His cherished treasure.  I love this thought that I am God's cherished treasure, don't you?  That is enough right here in these verses to give me the lift that I needed.  I know satan is going to try me again as he always does when anyone is on the right  track to God's kingdom, but now I will resort to these verses for strength to resist him.  Isn't that what we have been learning.  Resist the devil and he will flee.  God's Word scares him away because he knows that he has lost his case against us.

I like the idea that when we belong to Christ we have a brand new, sparkling clean life in Him.  Don't you like that?  The price He paid for our redemption is the highest price in the universe, the blood of God's dear Son.  Please join me in deciding not to disappoint Him by rejecting His great love.

Grandma Joan

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