Boast Only in the Cross

Everything I am, everything I have, every good thing about me, all of it is because of the good God whom I serve. As I look at the cross I am reminded that all of us are the same… we all need Jesus. Presidents and Kings need Jesus. The beggars on the street need Jesus. The rich, poor, young, old, power and weak all need Jesus.

 

God has the power to give and the power to take away. His loving kindness and mercy are not dependent on my goodness but on His perfect, unfailing love for me. So knowing my desperate need for Jesus and the grace that He came to give, how could I ever boast? Everything I have is a free gift from God through my faith and trust in my Lord Jesus. What (or who) are you boasting in?

 

My prayer for you and I today is that we would continue to remember that without Jesus we are nothing. Without the loving kindness, mercy, grace and faithfulness of God none of us would have hope. Through Jesus we become sons and daughters of the God of the universe. Today, let us rejoice in the freedom and hope we have in Jesus Christ!

God is Love

There was a time that I would immediately tense up when I heard someone talking about the love of God. I would normally worry the next thing they would say was an excuse to live in rebellion to the God they claimed to love and serve. Although that’s still a tragic, wrong way of thinking, I know that only the love of God can transform hearts and minds.

 

God isn’t simply “loving”, He is the perfect manifestation of love. His love for us is perfect. His love is unfailing. Nothing can separate us from His love.

 

How much does God love you? See John 3:16:

 

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16 NLT

https://bible.com/bible/116/jhn.3.16.NLT

Trust Even in Fear

COVID. Social, political, and economic unrest. An uncertain future. Hopelessness, despair, pain, suffering. The list of reasons to fear always seems to be growing… in Christ I can cast every fear an anxiety on Jesus because He cares for me (1 Peter 5:7).

 

Today I’m thankful the God I serve gives me rest, peace, grace, and hope to face anything life can throw my way. Are you afraid or anxious? Jesus is calling: come. (Matthew 11:28)