Summary: You cant earn it on your own, *your not worthy of it on your own, *you dont deserve it on your own, but yet, it can be yours if you want it. All through a personal relationship with Gods Son, Jesus
Why Me Lord?, Why Not You?
There have been many people at one time or another, who has pondered those three words,
Why me Lord?, why did you let this happen?, why did you let that happen?,
Playing the blame game with God, is always going to be a losing proposition.
Some blame God for everything, what most fail to realize is,
God is the only one that really cares about everything in our lives, because He Loves us!
Luke 12:6-7 NKJ
6. Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God.
7. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Does anyone here this morning, know the number of hairs on their head, God does, because He Loves us!
TBS. 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.
God doesnt want that anyone should perish, He has provided the same opportunity (eternal life) to all who will believe,
The accuser, the devil is the one who is guilty of condemnation this morning, thats all he does and yet he usually 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.
We are the crown jewel of all Gods creation and the crown jewel, is something that anyone would be proud of.
TBS. We are made in His own image.
Turn to your neighbor and tell them you look a little bit like God, this morning.
Church, I tell you this morning, that He loves us,
Everyone is always quick to say why me Lord, when it seems like things are going bad and you need someone to blame.
But did you ever think about the flip side to that coin,
Why doesnt anyone look around for someone to blame, when things are going good?
Thats an easy one, when things are going good, were always the one to blame, or take the credit,
When things are going good, we have no problem taking the responsibility!
But when things are going bad, its a totally different story,
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.
We dont think that we deserve the bad things happening to us, neither does God.
But what about the good things, what have we ever done to deserve the good things, that come our way?
The song Why me Lord says it pretty well
Why me Lord?
What have I ever done?
To deserve even one
Of the blessings I've known
Why me Lord?
What did I ever do?
That was worth love from You
And the kindness You've shown
What have we ever done to deserve, the unmerited favor that God gives us on a daily basis?
Many have thought long and hard about that question and Ill tell you, try as you may, no one has ever come up with a good answer.
Other than He loves us so much, that
He does it, for no other apparent reason!
Today, I want you to stop trying to figure it all out once and for all!
And instead of saying, why me Lord?
I want to say to you, Why Not You,? Thank You Jesus, the one who makes that kind of a statement possible!
Why not YOU?!
So many promises made to the children of God, so few are willing to, or feel worthy to walk in what they have been promised!
*Are you a child of God? Yah,
*Then arent those promises for you? Well
Then why arent you enjoying what God has given you?,
Yah!, why aint I enjoying what God has given me?
You see, the accuser and the world will tell you all day long, that you arent worthy
and never will be worthy of the goodness and the benefits that God has for you!
And they are right, on your own, your not!
But because of what Jesus did for you, you are!!
He Qualified You, not prequalified you, but Qualified you, if you know Him, you are worthy to receive His Goodness!