Hmmm, I'm wondering, will 'Blogger' ever get this right? They published my entire post this morning to the wrong blog. I had another blog I used to practise putting things in my sidebar in...which I just deleted and here I am starting a post over again. I like the empathy in the 'kitty cats' face in the picture. I'm just starting the morning and decided to see if our son had emailed or anything. I'm reading the 2nd chapter of Peter and this is my verse for the day..."Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile (deceit) and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby; If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious." verses 1-3.
He is wonderfully gracious. The older I get, the more I am acutely aware of my shortcomings and sin nature and God's purity, power & holiness. Remember when Ruth went into the threshing floor at night and lay at Boaz's feet and she said to him..'spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.' Thats how I am, I asked God for forgiveness of my sins and to be a close relative of his, and he said if I was honest with him and truly sorry for my sinful condition ....he says to me and to all..."though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow". Isaiah 1:18. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (from hell!). Romans 10:9 Ah, sweet forgiveness, awesome salvation through faith, by grace! The only sin that will keep people out of heaven...is to reject the Saviour and his offer of salvation....no money involved...no intercessors but Christ himself. Satan deceives many with church traditions...etc. Like gracious Boaz, the Saviour welcomes those who come in repentence to him, and says..."All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." St. John 6:37 If you have never accepted Jesus as your personal Saviour, and the Holy Spirit of God is speaking to you right now through this portion of scripture and testimony, I urge you to bow your knees before him and be saved. The sands of time are running swiftly by for us all, lets be ready to meet our God...and with joy! Immediately after death we will give account of how we lived but there will be no comdemnation for the redeemed. And then, eternal joy!