Sunday, April 13, 2014

Disclosure. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

I saw this disclaimer recently: Disclosure. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

As I thought about that, it occurred to me that as a Christian, I can also have a personal would go something like this:

Disclosure: Past failure does not guarantee future failure.

When it comes to following Jesus there will be times in our lives when we fall short of what He wants for us.  It is at those times when we're most vulnerable to Satan's lies and in hearing him tell failed will fail're a failure.  Friends, nothing could be further from the truth.

Failure is not fatal nor is failure final.  God has the last word...always. 

Remember on Palm Sunday, people thought that Jesus had failed as well...afterward they arrested him and hung Him on a cross to die...people all thought it was over...but then God had the last word!  He raised him from the dead and He now reigns and will come back to get us...that is how God works.

So look at your own life and KNOW that your past failures are no indication of future failures and to put another way: Your past failures are simply stones with which God will build His kingdom!

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 

Blessings All!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Godly Sorrow

Godly Sorrow is my prayer for everyone.  It motivates you to find God...and God is what we all need.

2 Corinthians 7:10-13
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter. So even though I wrote to you, it was neither on account of the one who did the wrong nor on account of the injured party, but rather that before God you could see for yourselves how devoted to us you are. By all this we are encouraged.

In addition to our own encouragement, we were especially delighted to see how happy Titus was, because his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.

Blessings All!