Monday, December 27, 2010

Devotional for Monday 12-27-2010---John 3:16-17

Hey everyone,
I pray that everyone had a Blessed Christmas and are excited with anticipation for what the Lord is going to do in your life in 2011.  One of the most famous scriptures in the New Testament that is probably recognized more than any other is John 3:16!  'For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him will not perish but have eternal life.'  Begotten and not forgotten refers to 'One of a kind.'  No matter what you have done in your life, there is hope in Jesus name.  And verse 17 speaks directly to the fact that 'God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it!'  We are all sinners and verse 17 addresses that fact but God has the answer for us and verse 18 tells us that we can be saved from judgbment .  Many feel as though they have done too much in their life to ever warrant enough grace to save them from whatever eternity they have waiting for them!  The definition of Grace is unmerited favor and so our works have nothing to do with where we are going to spend eternity.  Grace is something we totally don't deserve but because we Believe in Him, we will spend an eternity with Him.  You have 2 choices when it comes down to eternity:  you will either spend it with the Father or you will decide to spend it separated from Him.  He does not make that choice for you; you make it for yourself because He has given you 'free will!'  As long as we have breath to breathe, He extends the invitation for us to accept Him as our Lord and Savior and to begin to live for Him.  After we accept Him, the adventure begins because we start to realize what He actually has done for us!  Each second that we live on this earth, we are actually closer to our mortality (whether you've considered that or not)!  My prayer and desire is for each of you to accept your Creator as Lord of your life and start enjoying life like you never thought possible!
Your brother in Christ,

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