Sunday, February 26, 2017

God Made Men!

I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and will bless you with peace!  My dear friends, we always have good reason to thank God for you, because your faith in God and your love for each other keep growing all the time.  That's why we brag about you to all of God's churches. We tell them how patient you are and how you keep on having faith, even though you are going through a lot of trouble and suffering.  All of this shows that God judges fairly and that he is making you fit to share in his kingdom for which you are suffering.

2 Thessalonians 1: 2 - 5

We don’t change ourselves in an attempt to please God.  We give our hearts to Jesus and He changes us according to His desires!  We are “right with God” not because of anything we do, or even could do.  The Cross of Christ is the reason, and the only reason we are justified in the presence of our Creator.  

We sometimes hear that someone is a “self made man,” meaning that through his own effort he became a better person!  But for followers of Jesus, there are no “self made” men.  Christians are “God made men.”  The Holy Spirit, living in you, transforms you into the man or woman that He wants you to be!  

Like a lump of clay on the potter’s wheel, your job is to simply let Him mold you into the person He wants you to be!  It may be, and usually is painful, but the pot is always beautiful.

“Lord Jesus, I know that the greatest thing I can do on this earth is to let You shape and change me according to Your will.  Do that, Lord today!  And may You be praised forever.  Amen.”

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