Second Chances

When you rate your own performance do you give yourself a perfect ten? I have never been able to do that. I always find some fault in the things I try to do. I acknowledge that I fail, sometimes even in my walk with God. If we were perfect and never sinned, we would have no need for the grace of God. If we’re honest, we’ll admit to seeking forgiveness from Him over and over again and at some point, we may wonder how much forgiveness God is willing to give us. Thankfully, there is no limit to the grace of God. 1 John 1:9 says: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Let’s thank Him today for being a God of second chances, amen? God bless you.

What is your Object?

Every English sentence has parts. A noun (object), verb, adjective, etc. Without the object the sentence would be incomplete. Our faith in God is like that. The object is our God and our faith in him. we don’t simply have faith, we have faith in someone (the object). For us, there is only one object deserving our faith, the living God. Anything else is insubstantial, unreal, even deceptive. 1 Peter 1:21 says “Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.” I hope today that we make God our object of praise, devotion, and faith. God bless you!

He Knows Your Name!

As an amateur astronomer I can name several constellations by sight, but God can name them all. He even mentions Orion in Amos 5:8. God has created many galaxies in our ever-expanding universe. Our Milky Way galaxy is placed with approximately one hundred thousand others in a super cluster called Laniakea. If the universe is that big, imagine how enormous is our God; and in the midst of creating all these galaxies, He created us! We were not an afterthought, we are part of His perfect plan. Psalm 147:4 says, “He telleth the number of stars; he calleth them all by name.” Just a he knows the names of the stars, he knows our names. Even though we are a small part of God’s creations, God cares deeply for us and I care for you as well. God bless you!

Up, Up and Away

In the early 1960’s Americans stared at the night sky watching a space capsule carrying a monkey circle the earth. Since then, because of man’s fascination with the heavens, we have gone to space, traveled to the moon and back, created space shuttles and space stations and sent probes to the deepest part of our galaxy. Now, if you can afford it, the average human can spend six hours flying into space viewing what God has created below them. Want the greatest news? We who are believers will one day see that for free! 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 says “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” That is my kind of space flight! God bless you.

How Do You Handle Trouble?

Trouble can be a good thing or a bad thing. It can harden our heart and make us angry and bitter or it can bring us closer to God and strengthen our trust in Him. Even when Jesus was going to the cross for us he was trusting in his Father. Psalm 73:26 teaches us “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.” When trials come – and they will – put your trust in Him. God bless you!

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