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Christ Died for You.

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. ” – John 10: 10-11

God created you to be loved so that you could enjoy the delights of heaven and experience the wonder of the divine beauty in your life and that radiant bliss would shine like a bright candle in a dark dungeon void of light.

God is captivated with you so in love with you that before you did one thing, you breathed one breath, you thought one thought that he sent Christ to die for you.

Christ died for you before you could do one thing to earn his love.

Christ died for you before you could clean yourself up.

Christ died for you before you had faith enough to believe it.

Christ died for you before you could say sorry, vow to change, surrender, promise to do better, make him Lord of your life, feel bad about your sin, or even ask for his help.

Christ died for you before you were even born.

Christ died for you in a demonstration that you are loved.

Christ died for you and said to all eternity, “You don’t have to be good to be loved.”

Christ has forgiven all your past, present and future sins.

Christ has redeemed you from the curse.

Christ moved to help you, save you, cleanse you, free you, redeem you, ransom you, sanctify you all before you even existed and before you were born.

God created you to be loved and poured his love upon you by immersing you into Christ.

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God Is Good

“For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” Romans 8:22

Since the beginning of time, God has consistently demonstrated his heart through his interaction with his creation.

Everything in creation shouts out that he is rich in love, he is abundant in goodness, he is good to all, he has compassion on all he has made, he is faithful to all his promises, he is trustworthy in all he does, he upholds all who fall, lifts up all those who are bowed down, he satisfies the desire of every living thing, and that he is righteous in all his ways and he is near to all who call on him.

Life starts to finally make sense when the revelation of the true nature of God is shared. His two-way communion with his creation has been the desire and overflow of his heart. The deep bond from the very first heart beat with man was an intimate relationship that connected creation into God’s existence.

God is always consistently and faithfully good, gracious and full of love. In a world full of cynicism, disappointment, clouded truth and manipulation, his desire is to bless, give and to be the source of all we do. It is when these attributes of God drop deep with our mind, our souls, our beings, I believe our outlook and life has an expectation and a flourishing certainty of the unconditional grace of God.

The important thing is that God shows his nature by doing good things for us and blessing us. He does this to us without distinctions, or anything required from us. No effort, no works, no levels of goodness, no qualification to obtain God’s blessings.

Grace is freely given, he loves us unconditionally, and His heart is to shower us with the fullness of heaven.

Life Is Full

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.” – Psalm 23:1-2

Life is full.

We are attacked on every side, by every distraction, amusement, piece of gossip; a media soaked world can throw at us.

We are constantly spinning plates precariously on sticks as we try to keep up with all our commitments.

Somewhere in this land of being busy we can begin to lose our sense of wonder, we start to become increasingly aware of trying to plug the gaps that take prominence in our lives

It is in these moments of awareness that the opportunity arises to embrace the Promise Land of Christ. To move away from the chaotic, amusement driven atmosphere that encroaches on our minds and to let our thoughts and imagination be immersed in the love God has for us.

We have received inside of us the fullness of Christ. The physical Promise Land of Canaan has now become the living New Creation life empowered by the Holy Spirit. Our valleys are filled with his light, we now bask in the heat of his sun, our lives become fruitful with the knowledge of his presence and we flourish in the abundant provision of his grace.

We can move away from the barrenness and slavery of life and begin to experience the delight of life in the fertile, lavish, overflowing fruitfulness of Christ.

Our wholehearted, full-life response to his grace begins when we learn to lie down in his green pastures of love and realise that the satisfaction of our heart’s desire is found in the divine pleasures of God. For within these pleasures we discover a Father who is patient, kind, understanding, who bears all things, believes in us always, hopes the best for us, plans only good things for us, has only our best interests at his heart, is always thinking of us, always giving to us, never rejects us, cherishes us, values us and see us in the value of his son.

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