G.G.G.


No, I am not stuttering and I am not going to speak baby language. Thank you very much. (not)
Psalms 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Psalms 31:19 Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!
Psalms 65:4 Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!
Psalms 145:7 They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
God’s great goodness. Have any of you ever tasted it? Seen it? Felt it? Looked over it? Missed it? God’s goodness is one of those things that are matchless. Something that I can never forget. Once I tasted it my world changed and the things of this world tasted like cardboard, baloney, junk. It’s like eating a stale piece of bread after tasting your favorite food. But what do I mean by God’s great goodness, particularly as of right now I am not talking about your house or your food or anything like that. No, I’m talking about something different. God’s spiritual goodness, his joy, his peace, his forgiveness. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, I can’t explain it to you. I’m not into the second salvation thing at all but, when one is a christian spiritual things happen more. Harmony and peace in God become more than just a catch phrase, they are real. Like, real, real. They no longer are what your pastor talks about on sunday, but they are what you experience Monday-Sunday. I want to share a part of song called ” Come thou fount of every blessing ” Read it as your own prayer, from your heart to God’s.
Oh to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

I am a debtor. Please say this hymn verse out loud, like I just did, so that people can hear you, show some courage. And think each line thru, and think of God.

In debt

dks

Courage


Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
I am not ashamed. Do you know what that means? What is the Gospel? The Gospel is many things, salvation, christ, God’s love to man, etc… In essence the core beliefs of christianity. The only problem is that too often we are ashamed. Too often we don’t want to talk about christ with others. Often courage is lacking in such a big way that we can’t even begin to turn a conversation to God. It is as if christ doesn’t totally empower us to do all things. Christians so often lack backbone, they laugh at That’s what she said jokes, they endure lockerroom talk, they enjoy crude talk. Speak up! Pick up your trembling heart and say something. Christians don’t need to be goody two shoes, but they ought to stand up to wrong, even when that wrong comes from a friend. Think of a friend, any friend, and make a mental note of correcting them next time they say something inappropriate. And then do it. If your friend is christian then he or she will appretiate it, but if he or she is not a christian, then why are you with them? The time to act is now, not later. You’ve got one life, and one judging session with God, act now and speak up.
dks

GnM


GOD ! not ME ! this phrase has a duel meening. One, life is about God and not about Me. Two, when God looks at me he sees jesus not me.
Matthew 5:38-42
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.
Your life as a christian is about God and not you. I already expounded on this saturday so I will not take too long on it, but I will point out four things. 1: christians are to give up own dignity. A slap was the equivilent of spitting someone in the face but worse and was fineable by up to a year’s ( yes year’s ) wages. (oww) 2: christians are to give up own legal rights. A cloak served in many ways as a credit card, an insurance of payment. Christ tells us to be willing to give up even that much. 3: christians are to give up personal freedom and time. Romans had the habbit of forcing jews to work without pay, we as christians ought to be more than willing to do this. 4: christians are to give freely of themselves.
Now I want to spend the rest of this devo on the other part. God has imputed christ’s righteousness on us. When God sees us he no longer sees a dirty rag, he sees a bleached cloth. When God looks at us wordlians he through christ, instead sees christians. Your sins are covered in Jesus’ blood and his perfect life. It is his life that is now in you, not your own. Christ has filled you with a new purpose and made you new. It is like taking a debet and then crossing it out in red. The debt is cancelled. God has freed us from sin, we no longer need to give in. His righteousness is our righteousness. His strength is our strength. His life is our life. His love is our love. His home is our home. We just need to transition. We are adopted as his children, and we ought to live like his children too. Pray that God’s strength flow thru you and that you may live in him. God, not, Me. GnM.
dks