February 23, 2013

Psalm 123:3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt.

Sometimes we just have to admit it – we have done it wrong and we have to apologise! When we apologise we ask for forgiveness so that we can move on and aim for good works again.

If we don’t stop and say we’re sorry we continue to have our hearts filled with those bad things, evil things, hateful things; and we find it harder to then say we are sorry.

We need to break the cycle and stop and admit we did it wrong. That is the only way we can move forward again with God.

February 22, 2013

Genesis 4:7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.’

How many times have you thought something like “I’m not that bad. I do good to people. I help others.”? Well if you do then I commend you that you have found good in your heart.

When you do those good things does it not encourage you to do more? We do like helping and encouraging others because it makes us feel good as well.

But if we turn away those opportunities we open ourselves to hate, resentfulness and other horrible things. We then have to work harder at not being horrible to others…

February 21, 2013

Psalm 32:5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.’ And you forgave the guilt of my sin.

This is no small thing that God is in the business of forgiving sins. He has been forgiving man of his sins from the very beginning because we have been doing things wrong from the beginning.

Just because we get into trouble for doing things wrong does not mean that God is going to stop forgiving us. His promise to us is that He will continue to forgive us as we admit our sins with all honesty and an open heart.

If we don’t mean it we should not be asking for forgiveness; God can see what is in your heart already!

February 20, 2013

Isaiah 65:24 Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.

One of the most amazing things that we get to learn and experience is answered prayers. I still find it amazing that Christ will listen to my personal prayers that I lift up to Him. No matter where I am or what I am doing, when I pray to Him, He listens and hears me!

As we read through our bibles we then begin to learn that when we ask Him for things, He also answers our prayers!

It is nice to ask people and have then answer you. It is even better when they do what you ask. It is even better still when they seem to know what you need and do it before you even get round to asking!

That is what God does for us. He knows what we need and knows what is best for us, giving things to us even before we ask sometimes!