more defined picture of what it took to have our sins forgiven. What power, what
majesty and grace; what a God we serve!
Jesus said those who are forgiven much, love much (Luke 7:47). That immoral
woman from the city, as described in Luke, knew just what she had done. Her tears were
testifying of her faith in God and the One whom He had sent to save her.
What a beautiful picture of forgiveness.
We are often left with the incontrollable urge to praise God! We want to serve Him and share with others the wonderful things He has done in our lives! We want to give Him EVERYTHING!!! But what can we possibly give the King of Kings who already owns Heaven, earth, and everything in them? He deserves everything! How can we wrap and deliver it? Let’s see our options.
Surrendering- We must decide to
let go of our will, our ways, our opinions, and plans, in order to surrender to
God’s- are we willing to do that every day of our lives? No one can force us.
This decision must come up from the very depths of us; a decision that comes
from the blessed assurance that there is a God whose ways are higher and
Praise and worship- In every season
of our lives, He reigns and is worthy of our praise and adoration, but do we
demonstrate it? Or are we still so in tune with our emotions, rather than Him,
to give Him the praise He deserves, even on stormy days? If we allow our
thoughts to be brought to obedience to the Word, we will be free to
demonstrate our love for God through song, dance, or just prayers of praise. God
sets us free; let’s not be the ones to hold ourselves captive. Let neither good days nor bad days get in the way of the beautiful act of surrendering, with hands raised up high, in
Ambassadorship- We were not meant to keep this beautiful gift of mercy and grace to ourselves. You, sister in Christ, play a critical part in building the Kingdom. In your circle of influence you will have many people waiting to hear about Jesus, but they may not know it. In your circle of influence, you have the potential to reach many that no one else an. You were born “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14). You were not placed where you are by chance or as an afterthought. You have a purpose. Today. Now. It begins with
The most lavish gifts we could ever give the Lord wouldn’t be enough for His majesty, splendor, power, and grace. It’s all His except our hearts, at times. Wrap it up in sweet surrender, and represent Him well as you praise Him, not only for what He’s done, but simply because of who He is.