Benefits of Belief

25 Jul

 God’s Word: John 3

God’s message to me:

Everyone wants into My heaven but they want to create their own terms for entrance—rather than simply follow My instructions.  You all have your own families.  How does a person get into a family?  They are born into that family or adopted (accepted) into that family.  So it is in My family—you are born into it by belief in Jesus Christ.  Jesus is, in plain terms, Myself in the flesh.  To believe in Jesus is to believe in Me.

And what are the benefits of believing?  To believe and follow my simple instructions is to accept My love which will gift you with eternal life.  Not only for eternity but Jesus came to put the world right again—for you, each day of your life.  I provided My Word to guide your life into My paths of happiness and contentment.  There are only benefits to belief.  It’s all to bless your lives throughout all of time and eternity.

John the Baptist set the example of humility.  He got what so many others miss—living for others not self.  I set the example of self-sacrifice through Jesus—sacrifice of self for the benefit of bringing others into the family. I accepted the pain of crucifixion so that you might accept the benefits of forgiveness and life everlasting.  Follow my example, accept the pain and simply forgive.  It will be worth it all.

God’s Question for me: Will you take deliberate steps today to follow My example of self-sacrifice for the benefit of others?

God’s Promise to me: I will be with you and give you the strength to forgive and follow Me.

My prayer to God:

To think of Your great sacrifice of enduring a terrible death so that we might be forgiven and have a wonderful future.  I stand in Awe.

I am ashamed of my own selfishness that is more concerned with my own pleasure that the eternal destiny of those around me.

Thank you for Your Word that leads, guides and protects us in direct proportion to our turning to it (You) for guidance.

Please give me strength today to live totally devoted to You and willingly set self aside for the benefit of others.

My Song to God:   Give Them all to Jesus

Are you tired of chasing pretty rainbows?
Are you tired of spinning round and round?
Wrap up all those shattered dreams of your life
And at the feet of Jesus, lay them down.

Give them all, give them all, give them all to Jesus
Shattered dreams, wounded hearts, and broken toys.
Give them all, give them all, give them all to Jesus
And He will turn your sorrows into joy.

He never said you only see sunshine,
He never said there would be no rain.
He only promised a heart full of singing
About the very thing that once brought pain.

Give them all, give them all, give them all to Jesus
Shattered dreams, wounded hearts, and broken toys.
Give them all, give them all, give them all to Jesus
And He will turn your sorrows into joy.

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