What do you think?
…L I F E is God’s gift to us – should we be encouraged and determined to take the higher road and live life God’s way by walking in his truth and love? The correct answer is – YES! (ew)
An overview of GOD’S AMAZING GRACE for the Human Race
(Think about it thoughts from the Bible regarding God’s plan for the union, the togetherness of humankind with himself)
1 John 3:1 reveals that God’s plan is represented by the parent-child relationship. “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God…” It is a love relationship, involving oneness and fellowship. God wants us to know him as our loving heavenly Father and that we be his trusting, obedient and joyful children. This is the way it ought to be, and this is the way it can be by GOD’S GRACE.
This is God’s supreme desire and plan for mankind, but Satan and sin pretty much destroyed it all in the Garden (and in the aftermath of the Garden for those who continue to be disobedient).
However, God’s provision for our redemption and restoration is very real and more than adequate for everyone that wants to be a part of the family of God.
There’s more, but here are a few amazing details and assurances that are part of the fulfillment of our redemtion:
1. Fulfilled Prophecy and the Virgin Birth of Christ
2. The Words and the Works of Christ
3. Calvary and the Resurrection of Christ
4. God’s Word and the Holy Spirit
5. Faith and Obedience (Transformed lives walking in God’s Truth and Love)
6. Wholeness and Heaven (God’s plan fulfilled – the product of GRACE).
As children of our heavenly Father, whatever our Father/son relationship needs may be, let us know that God’s Word “…is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path” (Psalm 119:105); and the Bible says “…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…” (Heb. 12:1-2). The Holy Bible and the Cross of Christ assure us that when we repent of our sins, when we trust in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are made whole in him.
Those who reject God’s grace will reap the wages of their sins. We must earnestly pray for them and share Jesus with them in every way we can. “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
God bless you, Jesus loves you!
God’s Grace Illustrated
Here’s an Illustration that might give us a visual image of our hopelessness without Jesus and also how powerful Jesus is to rescue us from any situation:
“Rising early one morning, I heard the baying of a score of deer hounds in pursuit of their quarry. Looking away to a broad, open field in front of me, I saw a young fawn making its way across, and giving signs, moreover, that its race was well nigh run. Reaching the rails of the enclosure, it leaped over and crouched within ten feet from where I stood. A moment later two of the hounds came over, when the fawn ran in my direction and pushed its head between my legs. I lifted the little thing to my breast, and, swinging round and round, fought off the dogs. I felt, just then, that all the dogs in the West could not, and should not capture that fawn after its weakness had appealed to my strength.” (source not known)
This visual image of what that man did for the helpless fawn is exactly what Jesus does for us! And this is God’s attitude toward all of us when we appeal to Him in our weakness! Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” This is God’s Amazing Grace!