1 I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
3 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.
4 Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD, save me!"
5 The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
6 The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me.
7 Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
8 For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,
9 that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
10 I believed; therefore I said, "I am greatly afflicted."
11 And in my dismay I said, "All men are liars."
12 How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me?
13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.
14 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
16 O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant;
you have freed me from my chains.
17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD.
18 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people,
19 in the courts of the house of the LORD-- in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
1 Peter 2:16
Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
Jesus Christ came to define me as His Child.
Jesus Christ defines me.
Jesus Christ defines ALL who Believe in Jesus.
We are not defined by what we bring to God. The Grace of God is that Jesus Christ gives to us.
11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
Romans 10 explains the message of Salvation is for All
Submit to God's righteousness. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
5 For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. 6 But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”
God gives us all trials in Life. We are in the midst of them, just overcoming one, or coasting to one. When we know what God would have us do, we continue in the direction God gives us. We know in our hearts what He directs us to do. We are given God's Word explaining the adoption of Jesus to us.
Sometimes the trials in life feel pretty horrible. And we are frank with God and say, "How can this be God's Will for me?" That is ok with the Lord Father God Almighty we see in Jesus. John 21 says Jesus comes to us from the cross and the horrors of that time for the Lord and HE makes breakfast, provides breakfast and we complain. Jesus is still for us - this is real relationship.
In real relationship, days may come. And Jesus sees us at our best and worst - affirming "My Child." Jesus does this with such love that even those who acted as Peter, know the Word of Life in God and will return. No one is shamed to return - God fills us. Sustains us. Encourages us. Redeems us. Renews us. Helps us. All we need to do is that GOD is the one in charge. Jesus Loved Peter at All Times. Jesus loves us in this same way.
Salvation is for all people who call upon Jesus.
Father God, cover us with the blood of Jesus. Protect us from all evil. Fulfill Your purpose in our lives. Thank You for praying parents.
Through Jesus Christ we are Overcomers, only in Jesus Christ are we truly free. Guide us in Wisdom, Cover us in Your Love, Seal us in Your Mercy, Forgive our Sins,
Keep us on Your Path and in Your Plan.
In Your Great Love let us bring forth Love to the others around us.Father God reconcile us to Your Love and Your Plan.
For ourselves, our family, our friends, our neighbors, our Church, our co-workers, our State and Our Nation shining to all those who believe the Highest Name of Jesus.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †