Your Mistakes Can’t Keep God From Loving You!

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Have you ever wondered how God can love you in spite of the mistakes you make? Do you feel as if all the times you’ve messed up surely must make Him love you less? Like your failings somehow separate you from His affection?

Guess what?!? It’s not true! God doesn’t require you to be perfect for Him to love you. There’s only one person He ever expected perfection from, and that’s Jesus! He didn’t send His Son to save those who had it all together. He sent Him to save those who had messed up – those who knew that they didn’t have it all figured out. Need proof? Look up Matthew 9:13, which says that he didn’t come to call those who were righteous, but rather that He came to call sinners! Or what about Romans 5:6, which says that it was for the ungodly that He died?

Do you want to know the reason God gave us all the rules in His Word? Not so that we could struggle to be good enough to become right with God, but rather to show us that we weren’t perfect, so that we’d know we needed someone to save us (Romans 3:20). God poured out His wrath and the punishment for our sin on Jesus. Now, He promises to never be angry with or rebuke us again (Isaiah 54:9). In fact, He no longer remembers our sins (Hebrews 8:12). If He no longer remembers them, how can they keep Him from loving us?

If you’ve received Jesus as your Savior, know that you are God’s child. He loves you, and cares about you very much. He always will, regardless of your actions. Stop beating yourself up over your mistakes, and accept your Heavenly Father’s love for you!

God Remembers Our Sins No More

remember no moreWeek 40 of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is nearly finished. This week’s reading was
Hebrews 6-10.

Hebrews 8:12 says that God remembers our sins no more! They have been completely forgiven because of what Christ has done!

“Because the price for our sins was paid in full at the cross, we have been totally forgiven in Christ. Not one of our sins remains undealt with. They have been completely erased – removed from us as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12). When God looks at us, He no longer sees our sins. In fact, He no longer even remembers them. That is how completely we have been forgiven!

Under the new covenant, God is merciful to our iniquities, not only refraining from giving us what we do deserve, but also giving us many good gifts that we don’t deserve. We have been forgiven of our every sin, to the point that God remembers them no more. Rejoice in the fact that there’s no longer anything standing between you and your Heavenly Father’s love and acceptance!” – Excerpt from previous post, “He Remembers Your Sins No More!

10 More Scriptures To Remember Throughout The Week

10 More Scriptures To Remember Throughout The Week

As we go about our daily lives, it is important to take time to remind ourselves of what God has to say to us in His Word. Here are 10 more scriptures to keep in mind as you go about your week:

  1. Romans 8:28 – In all things, God works for your good, because you love Him, and have been called according to His purpose!
  2. Joshua 1:5 – Because God is on your side, all the days of your life, none will be able to stand against you!
  3. Romans 8:38-39 – Nothing and no one can separate you from the amazing love of God!
  4. Joshua 1:9 – Wherever you go, God is with you!
  5. Psalm 1:2-3 – Those who meditate on and delight in God’s Word will prosper in all that they do!
  6. Romans 8:37  – Always remember that you are MORE than a conqueror in Christ!
  7. Zephaniah 3:17 – You are incredibly special to your Heavenly Father! He rejoices over you with singing. Listen to His song of joy, rather than the lies of the devil!
  8. Romans 8:1 – Don’t constantly condemn yourself over mistakes you have made, for there is no condemnation for you, because you are in Christ!
  9. Psalm 45:12 – Because of the favor of God that is upon you in Christ, people of wealth seek your favor!
  10. Colossians 2:10 – Longing for something or someone to make you feel complete? Know that you are already complete in Christ!

Which of these verses encourages you the most?

The Story Of His Birth

The Story Of His BirthThe posts from the past couple of days have been filled with Christmas songs for celebrating Christmas in July.

Any time of year is a great time to celebrate the birth of our Savior, and how He came to save us. Check out these links, and review the story of His birth!

 

 

 


The Lord’s Promises 
– An angel tells Mary of Jesus’ birth

http://calledandcreated.com/2013/12/the-lords-promises/

The Voice Of God – An angel tells Joseph of Jesus’ birth

http://calledandcreated.com/2013/12/the-voice-of-god/

The Birth Of Our Savior – Jesus is born

http://calledandcreated.com/2013/12/the-birth-of-our-savior/

Good News Of Great Joy – Shepherds hear the good news of Jesus’ birth

http://calledandcreated.com/2013/12/good-news-of-great-joy/

The King Come To Save Us – Wise men come to see Baby Jesus

http://calledandcreated.com/2013/12/the-king-come-to-save-us/

He Gave His Life So You Could Be Free

He Gave His Life So You Could Be Free

Yesterday was Memorial Day – a day devoted to honoring those who have fought for our country, and given their lives for our freedom. Just as on Memorial Day, we remember those who have laid down their lives in our defense, so should we remember and give thanks to the One who laid down His life for us at the cross, each and every day.

We all have sinned (Romans 3:23), and the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). In and of ourselves, not one of us are righteous (Romans 3:10). We can do nothing to save ourselves. Jesus knew this. He knew that the only way for us to have eternal life was for Him to come and give His life for us. He did so willingly. He demonstrated the greatest form of love in taking our sins upon Himself, and dying for us at the cross (John 15:13).

In His death and resurrection, He won the battle over the devil once and for all. He has disarmed principalities and powers, triumphing over them by the cross (Colossians 2:15). The enemy has no more power over us, for we have been translated from his kingdom into the kingdom of God’s own Son (Colossians 1:13). Our adversary, the devil, truly has been defeated!

Because he has been defeated, our freedom is secure. It is found in Jesus, and His finished work. He paid the price to set us free from every addiction, every fear, every anxiety, every bondage, and every chain. What He has done is far more powerful than the lies and deceit of the devil. If the Son has made us free, then we truly are free indeed (John 8:36)!

Let’s remember and give thanks for our Savior, who gave His life for our freedom, on a daily basis. Because of Him, the devil has been defeated, and we have been set free. Know this, and begin to walk in the freedom He has purchased for you by giving His life at the cross!