Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It gives hope and truth. Have you ever done something you regretted? Something God said not to, or the Holy Spirit warned you, and you did it anyway? Or you clearly knew something wasn’t God’s best. Or you did something that you didn’t realize you were doing, but wasn’t right, or good? Praise God, what you did once, isn’t who you are. What you do is, but not what you did. If you willfully continue in sin, ignoring God’s Word and God’s Way – making a conscious decision to reject Him, then what you do is who you are, but not what you did. God’s forgiveness isn’t free (Jesus paid an awful price) but it is available to you. If you humble yourself, confess your sin, repent, and ask God to forgive you… He’ll take what you did, and cancel it! He’ll remove it as far as the east is from the west, cast it into the sea of forgetfulness. His mercies are new every morning, and His mercy is far bigger than anything you did. One time Paul said, He had to confront Peter to his face. Because around the Jewish believers he acted one way, but around the gentile believers he lived another. Peter waffled. And from every indication turned when He received Paul’s challenge and correction. Peter was the (small rock) on whom Christ built the church. Jesus was the big rock. Peter when speaking before the Sanhedrin said – “Judge for yourselves what is right, whether to obey you, or to obey God… As for us, we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard. Peter didn’t waffle… He did it that one time and Paul brought it to his attention, but that’s not who he was. Praise God what you did isn’t who you are. If you repent and turn – that means think differently about it. What God says is not right, isn’t right. It doesn’t matter how many in the culture excuse it. That’s not you, God has better, He’s calling you higher. You can turn, be forgiven, redeemed, and move forward in the best God has for you. Don’t look back! Choose His Grace to overcome – to say “No” to any thing that’s not His best – His power helps you do it, not yours. Then just move forward in who you are! Who God redeemed you to be! He gives grace for it!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!