God’s Word: Acts 18:1-16
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
You are free to be, to do and to have whatever your heart desires. I do not restrict your free choice to have it your way. Live it up, follow your dreams and find your path—but keep in mind that all choices have natural consequences. One of those natural consequences is death. Your daily choices either postpone or hasten your death. In addition, your daily choices determine what your life will be like after death.
Living without boundaries, while it sounds good, often turns sour. I am here to pick up the pieces and put your life back together. The Bible is a history book; tracking humanity’s living by free choice. It hasn’t always been a good read because too often one’s free choice conflicts with another’s free choice. In that case—who gets their way? You see, even in free choice, there are boundaries. If you push your own personal boundaries too far you will end up with very tight boundaries—in prison. But then again—it was your freedom to choose the path of life that led there.
Jesus came to earth to provide a safety net of boundaries to make up for your bad choices. Through Him you can be set free to a life of peace and joy—no matter the circumstances that surround you. Even in prison you can be free—even though boundaries there hold you tight. The key to this freedom is Jesus’ forgiveness. In Acts 2:38 He spelled out the simple way to receive that gift. “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.” Forgiven people become forgiving people. No more stepping into others boundaries. Forgiveness is true freedom.
God’s Question: Who do you need to forgive today?
God’s Promise: My forgiveness is freely given to forgivers.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for your wonderful forgiveness.
I am Sorry I have ever failed to forgive another.
Thank You for caring about me.
Please Help Me be your ambassador of forgiveness.