(Titus 3:4-7) "But "when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared,
He saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit, Whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior. And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal life."
Mercy is such a powerful thing, Imagine for a moment where you would be if it wasn't for the fact of Jesus' love and sacrifice for us! It's simply amazing how far Jesus went to set us free from the chains of sin by offering us Grace through the cross, It seems like we need to remind ourselves of the miles that Jesus went to ensure our freedom and allow us to have another chance to an eternity with him in heaven!
Let's thank him for that now! "Thank You Jesus for becoming flesh and dying for us on the cross even though you were a man without sin or failure and you came willingly to be beaten for my salvation, so now I can walk in the freedom from your sacrifice and be in heaven someday to worship you for an eternity!"
We should honor him in all we do in our lives because he gave it all so we could remain free!
Mercy and Grace is such a wonderful thing! Where would we be tonight if not for Grace? Some of us may be homeless or unhappy, afraid or depressed, worried or confused, broken or bitter..That's where we would be if not for His Grace! He loves you and me so much!
He offers Mercy that is new each morning, as the sun comes up it's a new beginning and a new start if we will claim it as ours! God offers blessings unto us, not because we deserve it but because "He Paid It All For Us! Reach out and claim it..It is yours because God wants good things to happen in your life! He loves you and desires for you to be happy and healthy, He never wishes for us to carry our guilt and burden..Instead, God wants to take that load off of you and see you walk in freedom and Joy!
Being a Christian is having the Joy of the Lord! Having Jesus as your Savior means that you will always feel loved and with true value..Because God considers you to be a Gem to him! You are a diamond to him, a priceless ruby, a beautiful stone! God sees value inside of you even if you don't see it, God sees it shining inside of you! God wants to wipe the dirt off of you that the world has thrown at you and he wants to re-purpose you for his kingdom! So that you may shine brightly for his glory that others may see Jesus in you and that they will be able to see the value that they also have, just as Jesus has revealed to you, the value that you have inside of you! He sees the sparkle inside and he wants you to let that light burn brightly, that all may see his glory shining upon your face!
Mercy and Grace has a name it's Jesus! And Jesus Paid it all in full and you can be free if you choose to live your life for him! He loves you like no one else can ever love you and he has a great purpose for your life!