Summary: don't miss the blessing of the right here and now and what is to come... Because in your mind you can't figure out how it could be greater than the blessing and goodness you received yesterday
Ask me anything you want?
Ephesians 2:4?-7, NKJ
?But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us...raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus?
What a God..
What a Word....
what a promise to those of us
who are in Christ Jesus! (repeat)
?But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us...raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
Talk about being in the right place at the right time!
God accepted us...He loved us...
when we were nobodies...He made us a somebody
Illus. Bruno Mars lyrics
When I see your face (face, face...)
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)
And when you smile (smile, smile...)
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause, you're amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)
Because of Gods inexhaustible Love this morning, you are amazing, you are somebody....you are created in the image of God!
God has lifted you up and made a way of opportunity for you to be SOMEBODY! Amen??
TBS God has adopted us and treated us...not just with lip service, but with a love so great it could only come from His heart. Even when we are undeserving God treats us as though we are royalty, completely deserving as though we are His very own children, giving us a seat next to Jesus!
God has designated His desire is “that's where you belong,” not only belong but where you are entitled to be....and exactly where He wants you to be!
Do you remember asking all the why questions when you were a child? God put that characteristic nature in you and has been prepared from the moment He met you before you were even born with the answer!
God has always known the reason why He wants to spend eternity with you and to lift you up to heavenly places!
So that in the ages to come...
He might show the exceeding riches of His grace...
Did you know God owns the word liberal?
There is no one more giving than God is!
God’s nature is to shower...
To bombard you with a never ending supply....are you getting the picture here?
You see We’re not talking about just a little amount of child support each month...but a never ending lifetime supply of His amazing Favor and Goodness towards us!
I want you to think for a moment about the richest person you can think of in the whole world and what their fortune is. Is it Bill Gates, no. Jeff Bezos is and he seems to get richer by the minute!
While some in the world may find the comparison hard to realize, compared to what God is willing to give and do for you in your own life, it’s only a blip on the radar screen!
If you can only believe and receive God’s promises and what he wants to do for you, your future is unlimited!
And if that’s not the picture you have painted of your future, then I suggest you get a new outlook and perspective! Try seeing things from God’s point of view for a change, I think you’ll like what you see!
God offers us this encouraging word, because far too many have a hard time believing the future still holds the best of what is yet to come in their life!
Did You know...some people have just as hard of time getting past the victories God has for them as well as past failures in this ongoing adventure we live..called life?
Its true, they hold onto past failures like the present and future depends upon the risk of failure again! If what God is willing to do for and to give His children were dependent on our effort to deliver, then the risk of failure would be imminent!
But what God longs to do for those who believe and have faith in Him, all the blessings and unbelievable things are supplied by God alone, so there is no risk of failure only God’s promise of Victory if we can believe!
2 chronicles 16 says....
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him
MSG says it this way...God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him.
It's like a big radar screen covering the whole universe…