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Called

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Called
 
9 For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 1:9
 
Since before the beginning of time, God had set into motion all that was necessary for you to hear His call.   Before the foundation of the world, God had established a plan of salvation. Whereby we could live with Him. He knew what would happen before you were born. He orchestrated events so you would be in the right place at the most opportune time in your life to hear His call. If that is not amazing enough He did it all without violating your free will.  He calls us to live a holy life the best life a life we can’t find on our own. This holy life is not diminished by the absence of sin it. Is enhanced by the purity of righteousness.  The fulfillment of the plan was completed through grace by His Son Jesus Christ.  
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Sharper

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Sharper

12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

Have you ever wonder why the reaction to the Gospels is sometimes visceral?  Maybe because the word of God cannot be bargained with. It always brings you back to the truth. It is alive and relentless in its exposition of truth. It cuts through the layers of deception and exposes the lies we dilute ourselves with. It lays bare the inconsistencies of our thoughts and points to the one true God.  Maybe because it reveals to ourselves the shallowness of our selfish, sinful intent.

The word of God can also show you His redemptive, restorative grace. It shows you His longsuffering patience. It shows you His amazing love. It shows you the life He offers you. The word of God is the fork in the road with redemption, salvation, grace, love and joy on one side. The other road is the lost life you’ve chosen.

Confidence

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Confidence

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)

I have this privilege and confident assurance of knowing if I seek Him I will find Him, and He will help me. My hope and confidence lead me to ask what do societies turn to? The reason we fail personally and corporately is that we do not approach God we do not seek Him we don’t receive grace and mercy. We are all the same we need help. Turn to God, seek Him find him get to know Him and obtain His grace and mercy.

Confidence

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Confidence

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 NIV

I have this privilege and confident assurance of knowing if I seek Him I will find Him, and He will help me. My hope and confidence lead me to ask what do societies turn to? The reason we fail personally and corporately is that we do not approach God we do not seek Him we don’t receive grace and mercy. We are all the same we need help. Turn to God, seek Him find him get to know Him and obtain His grace and mercy.

Sing

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Sing

23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. 1 Chronicles 16:23

Do you realize we Christians are the only ones that can proclaim His salvation? Every other religious or philosophical belief system is dependent on our works or worth with unknown results. Our salvation is based on on the grace of God. That is something to sing about.

A New Life

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A New Life

3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:3-7 (ESV)

In spite of us, God, out of His desire, love, mercy and grace has regenerated and renewed us by the holy spirit through Christ onto eternal life. This regeneration, renewal is available to those of us who accept His call.

Redemption and Grace

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Redemption and Grace

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding. Ephesians 1:7-8

Through the blood of Christ and God’s amazing grace, we have the opportunity to be redeemed and  forgiven.