““He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”1 Peter 2:24-25 NIV
Q. Have you ever imagined Jesus bearing your sins on the cross ?
Your lying, impurity, gossip, etc …?
Think about it for a minute …
Another question: Why would Jesus do that for me ?
Am I dying to sin or keeping it alive ?
The other side of the coin is am I living for righteousness.
I was thinking about this the other day.
Q. Do I do just enough to stay off the radar of people asking me how is my discipleship?
Or am I making ever effort to please Jesus ?
Isn’t this what giving is all about, making every effort to please Jesus?
Started reading this book about Intentional Living by John Maxwell.
Seems like a great book that will help me to make every effort.
So how will we know that we are making every effort ?
– Firstly we will have a plan to die to our sin. Halloooo !!! It is seperating me from Jesus. So what is ur plan for that sin or are you cuddling it. If you love the sin more than God, that shows where ur heart is at. Let me just drink some more poison, juuuuuust for another week. That will make me happy ? Or am I radical to eradicate it, then I am blessed like the Bible / God says. This is giving to God, that I am repenting ?
– Secondly. We have a plan to make every effort every day in our giving. It is really about making today great, then if I make every day great for 7 days, then I have a great week, if I make 4 weeks great, I have a great month and if I make 12 months great I have a great year !!!
So what does ur greatness plan look like in your giving. How about sharing that with ur friends to inspire them to have a great day !!! The bible does say encourage one another dayly !!!
Remember God’s wounds healed you, like the scripture said.
If ur not dieing to ur sin and intentionally making your day great you are like the verse is saying “going astray like a sheep”
Have you ever watched those horror movies when you see that the girl is walking right into the trap and they play that heavy music ?
Dada dada dada, ahhhhhh …..
What do we all normally say in our minds ? Noooo stupid don’t go there !!!
So the question I will leave with you today, will you give to God intentionally every day making the day great ?