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SALVATION

 

“In reply Jesus declared, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.'” (John 3:3, NIV)

I laugh when I hear born again believers say they are out of work.  You seem God has plenty of work for us to do.  In fact, He gave us a job of telling people about Christ and many think it’s something that we aren’t supposed tp do.  In fact, if your family or friends are anything like mine you will get the strongest reaction from them when you let them know that you are born again.  And that reaction most likely won’t be that great!   People who really like you realize that they don’t so much.  They just thought they did.  You are quietly ostracized mainly by Christians who feel you are a tad too serious.  It happens so much…that you get used to it.  You have two choices at this point…(cause its a test) because you can either scale it back (your zest and enthusiasm) or you can keep praying, keep staying before God…ignoring all of the people and their views…keep being you!   I do not have time to evaluate what others are doing…because the devil tries his best to get me off course…but Hod daily loads me with benefits!   And I’m so glad.  Stsy on course…remember why you’re here and complete your mission!

 

 

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“For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave His only begotten [unique] Son….” (John 3:16) Amplified Bible
COMMENT: For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a poor self-image. I guess it started when I was a youngster and was rebuked by guys my age because I was “athletically challenged”. (Can you imagine a Black  kid living in a ghetto and not knowing how to play basketball?) In school when sports teams were chosen, I was always the last person picked. In adulthood this led to some peculiar attitudes and resulting action, trying to hide my inferiority complex by putting on a superior facade.
There was a time when I would not use coupons at the food market because I didn’t want anyone to think that I was poor. For the same reason, I  would never look into my wallet while I was in the store because I didn’t want anyone to think that I was checking to see if I had enough cash to pay for my groceries. Every time Equitable, my company, would hold a convention I had to have a new outfit, something “they” had not seen before. Recently I came across a list of goals I had set in 1970; among other things it included the purchase of 8 new suits in 1971. Now why in the world would I need to purchase 8 new suits? The Cadillac automobile I leased was part of my stupid strategy. Now that I am a Christian, “I’ve got a new attitude.” Christ‘s death for man gives us God’s ultimate evaluation of the worth of man in His sight. Therefore, I am highly esteemed in God’s sight. It doesn’t matter what man thinks of me. I am confident in the steadfast love of my Heavenly Father. I’m His treasured possession and the apple of His eye. That works for me!
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Deut. 32:10, Luke 14:11 and 18:14
WISE SAYING: WE WOULDN’T WORRY SO MUCH ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF US IF WE KNEW HOW LITTLE THEY DID!