August 30 & 31, 2016
The Promises of God:
This is quote from the devotional by John Eldredge: "The Ransomed Heart" and I think it is enough to meditate on for the rest of our lives so I'm sending it for 2 days’ worth of meditation! This is one you can print out and cut out and hang on your mirror to read to yourself DAILY!
What God Sees When He Sees You
Your sin has been dealt with. Your Father has removed it from you "as far as the east is from the he west" (Psalm 103:12). Your sins have been washed away (1 Corinthians 6:11). When God looks at you he does not see your sin. He has not one condemning thought toward you (Romans 8:1). But that's not all. You have a new heart. That's the promise of the new covenant; "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put y Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws" (Ezekiel 36:2-27). There's a reason that it's called good news!
Too many Christians today are living back in the old covenant. They've had Jeremiah 17:9 drilled into them and they walk around believing "my heart is deceitfully wicked." Not anymore it's not! Read the rest of the book. In Jeremiah 31:33, God announces the cure for all that: "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people." I will give you a new heart. That's why Paul says in Romans 2:29, "No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit." Sin is not the deepest thing about you. YOU HAVE A NEW HEART. Did you hear me? YOUR HEART IS GOOD!
What God sees when He sees you is the real you, the true you, the man or woman HE had in mind when HE made you!
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