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Because God Says
March 3, 2022 by Nancy Ruegg
Because God says we’re forgiven (Psalm 103:8-12), let’s refuse to dwell on past sins.
Sins are so remitted, as if they had never been committed.
Because God proclaims us righteous (1 Corinthians 1:30), let’s refuse to be haunted by past failures.
Do you know what you imply when you say that you are a Christian? It is that you are as guiltless in God’s sight as Christ Himself.
G. V. Wigram
Because God has already asserted his 100% approval of us (Ephesians 1:4-5), let’s stop pursuing perfection.*
Because God has made clear his love for us (Romans 5:8), let’s not tarnish that love with disbelief.
All shall be well, all shall be well . . . For there is a force of love moving through the universe that will hold us fast and never let us go.
Julian of Norwich
Because God pronounces each of us his masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10 ISV), let’s not berate his workmanship.
All who are in Christ form the highest, finest, and most beautiful expression of [God’s] thought and purpose. They are masterpieces upon whom he bestowed his best.
Herbert Lockyer, Seasons of the Lord, 330
Because God says, “Fear not” (Isaiah 41:13), let’s not doubt his unlimited power to help.
Because God affirms he’s our unfailing source of strength (Isaiah 40:29-31), let’s refuse to say we’re weak.
It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent.”
Because God declares he’ll instruct us and watch over us (Psalm 32:8), let’s not strike out foolishly on our own.
With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom of God to plan it, and the power of God to achieve it, what do we lack?
A. W. Tozer
Because God promises to work for our good (Romans 8:28), let’s not fret about the what-if’s.
Because God provides the way for victorious living (1 John 5:4-5), let’s not live in defeat.
Daily living by faith in Christ is what makes the difference between the sickly and the healthy Christian, between the defeated and the victorious saint.
A. W. Pink
This means, my friends, we can live each day guilt-free, grace-imbued, love-wrapped, purpose-filled, worry-free, strength-infused, fully-equipped, highly blessed, and victory-assured—because God Almighty says so!
*We don’t have to earn God’s love and acceptance. Neither do we have to pursue perfection, as if it’s necessary in order to please God or be accepted by him.
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To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
You say you are a “born again” believer… “ BUT” is your soul “ON FIRE ” for the Lord ?? If not, open this link – https://godsmanforever.com/2020/08/01/are-you-a-christian-in-gods-eyes-and-on-fire-for-the-lord-or-not/
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