Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

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Chosen of God

He Never Changes

Free Gift

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV)

Do you like receiving gifts?  I do.  Gifts is one of the love languages of God. (read “The Love Languages of God” by Gary Chapman.)  A gift of eternal life is given to us freely, no strings attached.  All you have to do is accept it.  You don’t have to work for it.  It is free!  We have a difficult time accepting it because we think we don’t deserve it unless we work for it.  It would not be free if we had to work for it.  It is through faith that gives us the ability to accept it.  It is the grace and mercy of God that He sent His son to take our sins as the Lamb of God so that we may live with Him throughout all eternity.  Have you accepted God’s gift of eternal life?  If not, why not do it today.

–Diane

Let us go to the house of the Lord

Choose Life – Choose the LORD

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NIV)

Moses called the congregation together to share some important insight that applies to us today.  In Deuteronomy 28, Moses lists the blessings God has in store for them when they reach the promise land.  However, if they choose not to follow God then He will withdraw His protection and the blessings will turn into curses.  In our scripture today, Moses is saying choose LIFE.  Choose to follow the LORD.  The decisions you make will affect your children.  Hold fast to the LORD.

Moses’ talk to the Israelites apply to us today.  Our decisions either draw us closer or away from the LORD.  Our decisions affect our families.  They affect the people around us.  Choose for the LORD that your days will be full of blessings and you will be a blessing to those around you.

–Diane