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RUN to WIN!

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RUN.

How are you getting through life? Trudging on, dragging your feet?

Or head up, and RUNNING toward God and His will?

RUN! Put all your time and energy in to becoming closer with Christ!

RUN to WIN!

 

Don’t you realise that in a RACE everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So RUN to WIN!

1 Corinthians 9:24

 

I press on to reach the end of the RACE and receive the heavenly PRIZE for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Philippians 3:14

Gift of Life

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Christmas is an awesome time of the year where we remember the gift that God has given us. A gift of love, grace, hope, and forgiveness.

The gift of life.

Jesus Christ is God’s gift to us. Nothing can even come close to it.

Imagine being born to punished, to suffer and die for someone else’s wrong, even though you were innocent. Jesus was born to be a sacrifice. To be a way to God. He did all of this because He loves us so much.

God has given you a choice, a gift of life. Will you take it?

My Weakness Shows God’s Power

We all know we have flaws and weaknesses (no matter how much we would rather deny them). But instead of feeling shame and trying to hide them, why not put them out in the light for the world to see?

Hehe yeah, I know that sounds crazy, but if you do this, you will allow God’s strength and power to be displayed through you.

Through our faults, we learn to rely more and more on God, because we realise that we can’t do life in our own strength. We survive, no…We flourish in life through Christ.

People will see this…they will see how we turn to God, how we trust Him. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, especially from God.

“We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” Corinthians 4:7

“Each time he said, My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”  Corinthians 12:9-10

Just Bring Yourself

It still amazes me how I can read the same passage in the Bible and every time find something new that I hadn’t seen before.

 This morning I was reading the story of when Jesus fed the five thousand (John 6 vs 1-15). I was wowed by how Jesus took the five loaves and two fish and fed thousands of people.

It struck me that when Jesus asks us to do something He wants us to come with what little we have, He wants us to just have faith. If He can feed five thousand from a boy’s lunch how much more can He multiple our talents and gifts to do the job He wants us to do. Just have faith and take that step into God’s will…That is all He asks of us.

I find that I am often hesitant to do want God wants of me because I don’t think I am ready and I end up make up all sorts of excuses like: “There is someone who could do this better than me”, “God can’t really want me to do that”, “but I am no good at that”, “I am way too shy to do that”.

But I realised that God doesn’t need me to be perfect or good at something to be able to use me (I will never will be perfect). God wants me to come just as I am, with whatever I have…I need to believe that He can, and will use me for His own purpose.

Matthew 28:20

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“I am with you always”

The last words of Jesus in Matthew: “Be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

How amazing is this? He promises to be with us, right till the end! I find this so reassuring and just so awesome. God is with me always!

 

Saved Today or Tomorrow

Someone asked me why is it that if a person, who has lived a life of ungodliness, becomes a Christian on his death bed, would get the same ending of that as a person who became a Christian from a young age and lived a life for Christ.

I honestly had no answer. It doesn’t seem fair, does it?

The very next day I read Matthew 20:1-15. In this passage, Jesus tells a story about a landowner (God) who hired people (us) throughout the day, at different times. (Different stages of our lives when we come to Christ) At the end of the day (When we die) the landowner paid each person a full day’s wage (Forgiveness and grace to enter the kingdom of God).  The people that had worked the whole day (whole life) they complained to the landowner and said it wasn’t fair to receive the same amount as those that had only worked for a few hours. (This is how my friend felt)

None of us deserve to be forgiven. None of us deserve God’s grace. But God promises to forgive those that truly ask for it. He doesn’t have a cut-off date, i.e.: only those under the age of twenty can be saved or that you must have lead a sort of good life. No. God gives grace to any age and he forgives all sins, no matter how many there might be.

All we have to do is just ask Him.

By the way, what do we know about fairness? God’s fairness isn’t the same as ours. why are we to be upset when God saves a person? We should celebrate that another soul is safe, no matter how long it took to get saved.