Summary: He did all that for me?..YES! He did all that so I can have an abundant life?...YES! He did all that so I could not only be Blessed, but could be a blessing as well? YES..YES..AND YES!! His Love for you...is "AMAZING"
I Believe..."Help Thou My Unbelief"
Mark 9:24 NKJ
24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”
Does anyone know the number of tears that you have ever shed in your lifetime?
How about the number of times you've ever been hurt?
You know..God knows those numbers
And He knows the most current up to date numbers...
He knows everything about you
6-7 “What’s the price of two or three pet canaries? Some loose change, right? But God never overlooks a single one. And he pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk. You’re worth more than a million canaries.
And when you think about it..that is almost to hard to comprehend...
That is His AMAZING LOVE...That's how much He cares about mankind
And He knows those numbers for everyone who is living
and has ever lived...and who has yet to be born!
TBS.(the bible says) in John 3:16 NKJ
16. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
17. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
He sent His Son Jesus into this world with a gift, that's right...
The gift of Grace..which extended His Love, Forgiveness and Mercy to anyone who will accept it...
Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJ
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
He has provided the Salvation opportunity (eternal life) to all who will believe,
The accuser, the devil is the one who is guilty of condemnation and wrecking your life… this morning,
thats all he does and he's very consistent at it… yet he almost always gets blamed for nothing!
James 1:16-18 MSG.
16-18. So, my very dear friends, don't get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. He brought us to life using the true Word, showing us off as the crown of all his creatures.
TBS. We are made in His image..
We come from good stock...we have good genes
We were made with his attributes..we have his DNA flowing through us..
His blood continually cleanses and washes over us
Church, I tell you this morning, that He loves us,
Whether we love him or not… "He loves us!"
And it's not just any love...His Love
is an "Amazing Love"
Everyone is always quick to say why me Lord, when it seems like things are going bad and you need someone to blame.
What I would like to know is this…
Why does'nt anyone look around for someone to thank and praise..when things are going good?
Thats an easy one, when things are going good, were always the one to thank, or take the credit,
Yes Sir yee.. I did it all by myself.. Well just sit right down and let me tell you how I did it..its actually quite an amazing story, mostly about me....myself..and I could
just go on forever..
Ya see..when things are going good, we have no problem taking the Credit...
Human nature loves the Glory!..
But when things are going bad, its a totally different story.. I'm not to blame, it's not my fault, I would'nt have done this to anyone..especially myself..
But in reality most of us are usually to blame… Our decisions always have consequences and some of them can be extreme..
I would venture to guess that God has probably been blamed for more bad things happening to people than anyone else, in the history of the world.
Why did God let this happen?
Ever heard or maybe even said that one?
None of us think that we deserve the bad things that happen to us..
Guess what? neither does God.
Contrary to what a lot of people might have you think...
He only wants the best for His Children.
Okay..so what about the good things..that happen on a continual basis?
Does anyone ever say..why did God let this happen?
I'll tell you what I have heard people say..
Man was that luck..
Boy was I ever in the right place at the right time..
I don't know why good things happen to me...I must be living right!
Who in the world..are they trying to kid?
What has any of us..ever done to deserve,
the unmerited grace and favor..God gives us on a daily basis?