Sunday, November 15, 2009

Let It All Go

God is Faithful

Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." Mark 10:21(NIV)

With foreclosure and bankruptcy at unprecedented levels, more of us than we’d like are being told to “let it all go.”  But what would it look like if you consciously made the decision to give up control of everything? To turn over not only what you hold dear, but also your fears, anxiety, anger, and grief….

You may ask “why would I give up what I cling to so tightly” and “how would I begin to let it all go”?….The answer is anchored in “Trust”.  God sent his Son Jesus to pay your debts so that you can live your life to the fullest through a relationship with Him.  You will experience an abundant life full of unconditional love and acceptance, peace, hope, and joy, once you chose to trust in Christ.

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.  John 10:10(NKJ)

Because God is faithful, we receive God’s blessings in abundance as we trust in Him. 

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Greatest Gift

God is All Knowing

O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.   Psalm 139: 1-5

God knows us completely – this makes Him omniscience or “all-knowing”.  He knows every word and deed – good and bad – and yet he loves us and invites us into a relationship with Him.  He does not condemn; he does not judge; he accepts us unconditionally.  He guides us through every trial.  He knows and loves us completely.  Isn’t it amazing to know God knows it all – from the biggest issues in our life down to even the smallest of details?  And, that He yearns for us to know Him.

What are you waiting for?  Why not let God come into your life?  Why not accept the greatest gift ever given? - a relationship with God Himself!

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Because God is all knowing, he gives us the gift to know Him personally.