"I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace." Acts 20:24

To Tell of His Grace

Thursday, July 26, 2012

God's Kindness

Today in my Bible study I read about Nehemiah and how he repented for not only his own sins, but also for the sins of his people, the Jews (Nehemiah 1:6). The Bible teacher taught us that it is God's kindness that leads us toward repentance (Romans 2:4). It is His kindness that helps us to repent so that He can be our All in All! I taught this to our kids when we all did Bible time and Kolson said, "It's like God's love protects us from sinning". That is exactly it! God loves us so much that He first of all sent His Son to die and make a way for us to come to Him but He doesn't stop there...He continues to work IN us and HELP us to LOVE and OBEY Him.

So I tried to think of a real life example to make this TRUTH real to the kids...I thought of how 14 months ago orphans were not on our radar. We were being disobedient to God's commands in His Word to take care of the orphans and the least. He EMBRACED us and met us in our sin and neglect of His command in James 1:27, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." He loved us enough to place the desire IN our hearts to take care of orphans - for us, this desire looks like adopting and advocating for the least (for others it may look different). 
I LOVE that about our Jesus!!! 

I think of how we really get caught up with selfishness - our culture breeds this in each one of us - but Jesus won't let us stay stuck in that sin of selfishness!!! His KINDNESS will lead us toward repentance...toward turning the other way and LOVING others with HIS LOVE and SHARING HIS GOSPEL and the GOOD NEWS of JESUS with those who have never heard about it. He has already begun this good work in our hearts by giving us all a desire to go overseas and SHARE HIS LOVE and WORD with the least and needy. Thank You, Jesus that Your Kindness leads us toward repentance and that it is YOU who WORKS IN US to will and to act according to YOUR good purpose (Philippians 2:13)

So this song was my worship to Jesus this morning...

He LOVES us like no other!!!! In HIM only Grace can be found...He leaves nothing the same when we come to Him - He changes us from the inside out!!! I truly can't get over HIM and HIS AMAZING LOVE.
The more I learn about Jesus, the more I stand in AWE of HIM!!!

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