Saturday, November 10, 2007

Will God Take Me Back?

When I was young, I remember seeing several people over the years recommit their lives to Christ. I found that to be puzzling. Did they take a timeout? What was the deal? No one really explained the concept to me. And being young, I just didn't ask.

Now that I'm an adult, I understand what can happen to people. Satan can drag them away from God. Satan is crafty and deceptive. Satan will continue to throw lies at people to keep them away from God. Guilt is one of his most powerful weapons. It might start small for a person - a little sin here or there. Then the sins get bigger or more frequent. Before a person knows it, s/he is sinning with no regret about it. This can be a dangerous time. When the person realizes (or is confronted about) the error of his/her ways, s/he might choose to repent of sin and return to the Christian lifestyle. If a long period of time has elapsed, the person might choose to recommit his/her life to Christ.

While recommitment per se is not a requirement, some Christians feel as though they have done damage enough to Christianity and/or their Christian brethren that they should stand before the Church and make it a public event. Regardless of whether the decision is a public one or private one, repentance is always the key to turning back to God.

"For a man's ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths. The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly."
Proverbs 5:21-23 NIV

God will take you back. If you are struggling with sin or a sinful lifestyle, please turn from that sin or sinful lifestyle right now, today! Repent and run to the LORD. He is your only hope.

"The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe."
Proverbs 18:10 NIV

Repent and Run to the LORD

Thursday, November 8, 2007

How Great Has God Been To You?

"How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears."
2 Samuel 7:22 NIV

"How Great is God - beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out."
Job 36:26 NIV

Please reflect on how God has blessed you. His blessing could have even been teaching you a lesson or preventing you from doing something that would have harmed you in some way. Please post your comments so you can be an encouragement to others that read this blog. I pray God continues to bless you and keep you in His grace.

How Great Is Our God