Well I have been gone for a few weeks – we went to a family reunion in MI. We had a great time – but it is good to be home again. I am also trying to recouperate…. lol My middle daughter is at camp this week – had to get up early yesterday to take her to church… and today I am up early to go to the dentist – I have something going on that is causing me to have quite a bit of pain in my cheek bone….
well I have an appt tomorrow morning with an oral surgeon – to see whether I need a root canal or a crown….. hopefully we will figure this out…. LOL
Sunday’s message at church was great! Our music pastor preached – he has such a passion for God – all of our Pastors do…. here is a synopsis of this message….
1st, he spoke on Hosea – about how he redeemed his wife Gomer etc…. I am going to share some of his ending points….
1. When we sin – we are sinning against God. We are spitting in His face – saying “I don’t want to do the things you want me to do”, “I want to do what I want to do – know matter who it hurts”…..
2. When we repent – we must turn away from the sin. Are we sorry that we got “caught” in our sin? Or are we sorry about the sin itself – that we committed it??? True repentance realizes the gravity of what we have done wrong. We must recognize how sin is against God. We must truly look to God – He has given us the means to know how He wants us to live – it is so much better than anything we can come up with…..
3. We must seek forgiveness – through the cross. Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He paid the full payment for our sins. There is nothing that we can do to earn forgiveness – except believing in Jesus, Our Savior.
4. We must recognize God’s love for us. Yes Jesus loved us so much that He died for our sins! But that is just the beginning – God has now adopted us as HIS own. He could have just forgiven us and left it at that – but He went the next step..,, we are now HIS BELOVED!!!
Have you realized that you are a sinner??? Do you realize how your sin breaks God’s heart? Or have you turned your life over to God ??? – trusting in His Son Jesus – knowing that He has paid the full payment for your disobedience!!! Have you experienced the full LOVE of God??? He is wanting for you to totally trust in HIM – today!!!
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