God is calling you

Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” – Genesis 3:9.

Often we cry out to God, “Where are you, Lord?” Why me Lord? I believe it is God who is calling for us, it is He who is calling our name, and it is us who fail to listen to His voice. If like Adam, we are hiding from Him, then dear reader, know that God already knows where we are hiding. Nothing absolutely nothing is hidden from Him. Even darkness is like light before Him. Whether you hide in the heavens, or in the depths of the earth or even under the earth, our Lord sees us. He knows our every thought, even before we utter a word in our mouth, even before we think a thought in our mind, He knows it all.

So, if today we are hiding from Him, let us immediately, come to the Light, and confess and repent of our sins to Him and He will immediately forgive us and wipe our slate clean. And if we haven’t yet believed in His only Son, Jesus Christ, then let us believe with all our hearts that Jesus is the Son of God who died for us, shed every drop of His blood for the forgiveness and remission of our sins, and believe that God raised Him us from the dead, and that Jesus will come again, but this time to judge the whole world. So that we can come boldly to the Throne of Grace to obtain God’s mercy and grace.

“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. ” Romans 10:9.

Dear reader, cry out to God, confess and turn away from all your sins and strive to live an upright life through Christ Jesus. Tell the Lord, here I am, use me for Your glory, and use me to contribute for the expansion of Your Kingdom.

Loving Heavenly Father, Here we are, use us for Your glory and help us contribute for the expansion of Your glorious Kingdom. In Jesus mighty and precious name. Amen!

Forgive and you shall be forgiven

Matthew 6:14-15: “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

Forgiving and forgetting the trespasses of someone, especially if that someone is close to you, is very difficult. It is difficult because it goes against our flesh. Our flesh keeps reminding us what they did to us, how they hurt us, and our flesh wants us to remind them what they did to us and how they hurt us. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41.

I have for long struggled with forgiving someone close, someone that really hurt me. It made be bitter and hate that person to the core of my heart, but I have made a choice, by the grace of God, to forgive them and am asking God to help me forget that pain and their trespasses, as He forgave and forgot my sins. Holding onto a grudge, being bitter, only hurts us, the “offender” is often rejoicing and isn’t even aware what you are going through because of them. But God knows, which is why He wants us to forgive them and let go of that pain.

Remember, on that cross, Jesus, forgave the very people and all of us, who were the reason for His suffering, wounds, and death. He forgave us, and when He forgives, He wipes our slate clean and remembers our sins no more. Through the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour – Jesus Christ, we are now made a new creation, the old has passed, behold all things are new. All we have to do is receive Him into our life and repent of ours sins and strive to be more like Jesus.

Yes, dear reader, let us learn to forgive our enemies and especially those near and dear ones who wounded us. Give your pain to Jesus, take it all to the Lord in prayer. Yes, it’s difficult for us to forgive, but we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us – Phillipians 4:13. Forgiving them will set us free, it will restore the joy of our Lord and it will only help us be more like Jesus.

Dear Father, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us, He forgave us our sins and iniquities, so also, help us forgive those who sinned and trespassed against us. We cannot do this on our own dear Lord, you can, so please help us, give us the grace and power and enable us to love our enemies, to pray for those who have spitefully used us and grieved us. We ask this in Jesus mighty and precious name. Amen!