Saturday, June 6, 2009

Daily Words of Encouragement

2 Corinthians 7:10
"For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation."
This is a great verse and exactly what I was trying to say in my Blog "Life is too short to sweat the small stuff."
God only gives us what we can handle and what we experience only makes us stronger, closer to God and leads to our salvation. Without the experiences that bring us sorrow, we cant grow to appreciate the ones that don't, instead we continue through life forgetting to stop and smell the roses missing out on the moments that make us humble.
Try and remember to rejoice in the moments of sorrow and take these moments we experience and use them to build our relationship with God, our family and friends.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The most uplifting thing about this verse is forgiveness. One thing I have always struggled with being a christen is, hoping and praying that God will forgive me for my sins. This verse says just that, if we confess our sins to him, he is just and WILL forgive us for our sins and then he cleanses us from all unrighteousness., I don't think that this verse can say it any clearer then that. If we ask for forgiveness with our hearts, his faithfulness is just and forgiving. I think we all struggle with the weight of sin everyday, wondering if God will forgive us and in the bible there are so many verses that will explain this over and over again.
There was a tragic and historic day that made this all possible, it was the day Jesus died on the cross and so clearly put it. "Please forgive them for they Know not what they do." What a gracious and merciful moment. For the Savior to put his pain aside and ask forgiveness for the ones who took his life.
God Bless..

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost."

- Charles Caleb Colton

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.. It has no survival value: rather is one of those things that give value to survival."
C.S. Lewis

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