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Written by Kathy Boecher for “atimetoshare” @ http://atimetoshare.me
Original post @ https://atimetoshare.me/2023/02/21/eat-drink-be-merry/
EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY?
Posted on February 21, 2023 by atimetoshare.me
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply hit the reset button and start over with an absolutely clean slate? It seems to be the way we handle things today. When something stops doing what it’s supposed to do, we hit a button and reset the thing that’s out of order. If we could just do that with our hearts, our souls, and our bodies and minds, we wouldn’t need someone to fix it for us. We wouldn’t need a Savior. The only problem with that way of thinking is that those issues will rear their ugly heads again and again and once again.
When we ask God to forgive us for our mistakes – our lies – our bad deeds – our SINS, the reset button is placed in motion. The difference here is that our sins and everything that is attached to them have already been forgiven. Every sin committed before the crucifixion of Jesus, during His lifetime, and into the future was washed away through His sacrifice. This was done so that we would never have to put the reset button into use. It’s all been done for us, by Almighty God, the Father, through His only begotten Son, because of His unconditional love for all.
“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,” 1 Peter 3:18
This wonderful, precious gift doesn’t give us the freedom to continue in our sin. Instead, we should feel the power of God within us, through His Holy Spirit, and change our past lives to show our gratitude for this wonderful blessing of forgiveness. Beyond that, we should be so full of joy that we want the whole world to know what Jesus has done for everyone. We follow Him and encourage others to join us in this new life,
On this Shrove Tuesday, instead of whooping it up and trying to get every possible bad thing out of your system, turn instead to the eternal Son of God – the One who makes Heaven available to everyone who chooses to follow Him.
P.S. (from bruce) When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !! If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ?? Here is the truth about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ… https://godsmanforever.com
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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