“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

(Romans 5:8)

If you look at the great apostles of faith in the Bible, you will agree with me that God’s beloved can come from anywhere. Nationality, parentage and education are not criteria. It is not the works of righteousness that we have done but according to His amazing grace.

 

We need to remind ourselves often that we are sinners saved by grace. This grace is for the women as well as the men, the uneducated as well as the knowledgeable, the weak as well as the strong. Many today think they can earn God´s favour by their good works but Christianity is not a religion; it’s a relationship. No matter how many good works you do or how fine an attitude you have, you can never do enough to earn God’s forgiveness, His love. What matters to Jesus is your attitude towards Him. That was why Jesus asked Peter in the book of John 21:15-17, do you love me? Love is the only genuine principle from which the service of the Lord must spring.

 

Apostle Paul knew that faith without love is faithless, when he taught us that love activates faith (Galatians 5:6). Do you feel lacking in faith? Do you feel dry in your walk with Christ? Are you yearning for revelation? If you examine yourself sincerely, you will see that it is not time or resources that you lack, but love. When we love Jesus, there is a promise of God attached to this. God’s goodness will continue in every area of our lives if we respond by loving Him, because love is the fuel of faith.

 

THE COST THE VALUE

“It is the cost of what you have given up for God that makes His relationship so valuable to you. If you examine your life, you will know that if you fight for something, you will not want to lose it.”

THE POTTER’S HANDS

“The Hand that formed you from the dust
Is the Hand that lights the fire to melt you
Is the same Hand that rebuilds you stone by stone
And that fills you up anew.”

THE POWER OF SURRENDER

“Jesus was capable of coming down from the Cross unhurt but He knew that sometimes we have to do what we hate to create something we love. He knew there is great power in surrender.”