Love Notes From God Devotional, Available For Purchase January 12!

Love Notes From God devotional, available for purchase January 12!Excited to announce that next Monday, January 12, I will be releasing my first downloadable devotional for purchase! It’s title? Love Notes From God!

Love Notes From God is a 2 week devotional that’s all about God’s love for you! His love is amazing! It’s far greater than we could ever imagine. He doesn’t want us to just mentally acknowledge that He loves us. He wants us to personally understand and experience His love for us in our own lives. He describes His affection over and over in His Word. The Bible is full of love notes from Him to us. The purpose of Love Notes From God is to use these love notes to encourage you to personally accept and gain a fresh revelation of your Heavenly Father’s love for you!

There are 14 devotionals each containing a scripture that reveals more about God’s love, written in the form of a love note from Him to you. The Biblical truth of each of these love notes is then further expounded upon, followed by a key thought for the day, a short prayer, and a few related verses for further study. Because it’s all about the love of God, it’s the perfect devotional to read through as Valentine’s Day approaches! At the end of the devotional are mini images with the scripture-based love notes written on them that you can print of and either keep for yourself, or give to someone else to encourage them in their relationship with God!

Be sure to purchase your copy of Love Notes From God upon it’s release next week Monday, and share the news with your friends! The devotional will be available in pdf format at http://calledandcreated.com/store/!

God’s Not Dead, and Sharing Your Faith

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The movie God’s Not Dead is all about standing up for your faith in the face of adversity. When instructed by a professor to sign a declaration that God is dead, Josh Wheaton (played by Shane Harper, aka Spencer from Good Luck Charlie) is the only student in class to refuse. As a result, the professor – who is an adamant atheist – demands that he either prove to his classmates that God’s not dead, or face losing 1/3 of his grade.

Josh takes up the challenge, in spite of others urging him to the contrary. While offering logical arguments to prove that God’s not dead, Josh maintains that it all comes down to a choice to either believe or not to believe, and states that he wants the students to be able to make that choice for themselves.

Have you made that choice? Have you chosen whether or not to believe in God, and put your trust in what His Son has done for you? If so, are you willing to stand up for your beliefs, and share the good news with those around you?

In God’s Not Dead, Josh is inspired by the C.S. Lewis quote “Only a real risk tests the quality of a belief.” The gospel is not something to be ashamed of. Our faith in God is not something to hide away in the face of risk.  Let’s be aware of the opportunities that God is giving us to share Him with others, and make use of them!

Have you seen God’s Not Dead? What’s your favorite part of the movie?

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Will You Step Up To The Plate?

Will You Step Up To The Plate?Some thoughts to ponder . . .

How has the good news of what Christ has done affected your life?

How would you sum up the gospel, in your own words?

When it comes to sharing your faith with others, are you unafraid and unashamed to tell them what Jesus has done for them? Or are you hesitant to do so?

Are you willing to step up to the plate and share the gospel with those God places in your life to share it with?

The Purpose of Called and Created

cross What is the purpose of Called and Created? Is it just another site among the millions of others already on the internet?  What sets it apart? What is it aiming to accomplish?

Called and Created is all about sharing what Jesus has done – how “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians  5:21). Our right standing with God is offered as a free gift which we receive through faith. It is “not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). This is the gospel, the good news of Christ. It is the power of God save all who believe (Romans 1:16). It is what transforms lives.

The significance and life-changing influence of the gospel does not start and finish when an individual receives salvation (though this is the initial and most important step of the journey). It continues on to impact every part of our lives in which we are willing to trust in Jesus’ redemptive work. It accomplishes what our effort and all our own strength is incapable of bringing about. Only when we turn to God, trusting in His grace and mercy, does lasting change takes place.

God longs to reveal the truth of the depth of His love and grace to each of us, daily deepening our understanding of all His Son accomplished on our behalf at the cross. As we experience His boundless affection for us, we are capable of proclaiming the good news of what Christ has done. Called and Created aims to share this good news. This is the purpose of Called and Created.

We are part of His family (called by His name).  As we experience His grace and mercy, we display it to the world around us (created for His glory).  May you realize that you are called and created!