Jeremiah 51:54-52:34 / Titus 3:1-15 / Psalm 100:1-5 / Proverbs 26:18-19
“But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior.”
It’s God’s kindness and deep love for us that draws our hearts to Him. God is our maker, our Heavenly Father – He knows us intimately. He handcrafted us and fashioned our hearts for specific plans and purposes. His ultimate desire for us is that we would walk closely with Him, enjoy His presence, know Him, trust Him, and obey Him. This relationship leads to LIFE and, NOTHING PLEASES GOD MORE THAN TO SEE HIS CHILDREN LIVING FRUITFUL, ABUNDANT LIVES ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN AN EVER-GROWING RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
If we are living apart from Him, if we haven’t asked Him to be the Lord of our lives, if we have chosen to go our own way following the lead of the world, THE TRUTH IS we are in deep need of SAVING and RESCUE! Life apart from God is a scary state to be in – it’s filled with confusion, void of hope, filled with mixture and ultimately leads to death. PEOPLE DESPERATELY NEED THE LORD if they want to have any hope and if they truly want to LIVE!
When we turn our hearts toward Him and cry out to Him to save us from a life apart from Him, He embraces us with open arms! He washes and cleanses us from our sin and restores and renews us. He gives us the gift of His Holy Spirit who lives within us – that still small voice which leads us and allows us to walk free, clean, steadfastly and with strength. Thank You for your AMAZING GOODNESS Lord and the WONDERFUL GIFTS You desire to give us!