THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012

Judges 17:1-18:31 / John 3:1-21 / Psalm 104:1-23 / Proverbs 14:20-21

Standout Verse:

John 3:16-17

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have Everlasting Life!  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world, through Him, might be saved.”

A straightforward Salvation message!  God wants to SAVE US, to RESCUE US from a life apart from Him and GIVE US the FREE GIFT of EVERLASTING LIFE!  He designed us and handcrafted us for a specific plan and purpose – to walk in close relationship with Him first and foremost - so we can enjoy Him, yield our hearts and lives to Him and become the people He created us to be. 

If we don’t truly enter into this incredible relationship EVERYTHING COMES TO A HALT and we face the consequences that come with living life apart from Him – confusion, loneliness, hopelessness, and separation from Him.  Our Heavenly Father’s heart breaks whenever this amazing gift that He lovingly extends to His creation is rejected. HIS HEART IS NOT TO CONDEMN, BUT TO HEAL, RESTORE AND BRING US CLOSE.

Our awesome God is FOR US.  He wants our hearts and our lives to be His.  As we walk with Him, He wants to grow us up to be green and fruitful - the things He has for us are EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY BEYOND OUR IMAGINATION!!

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