Tuesday, November 30, 2010
He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
Nothing that we do can ever match up to what He has done for us. We just have to understand it's all by His grace that He saved us. I felt a sense of His deep mercy upon my life recently and sometimes I wonder why He answered some of my prayers which I thought He wouldn't as I struggled with the thought of my flaws and my weaknesses. I know deep in my spirit, He loves and forgives us but there are just occasions I am not able to brush off the guilt gut when He blesses me unexpectedly.
As the Word says that His mercies are new every morning, I have to literally remind myself out loud that these words are exactly as what they meant. His mercies are not outdated or spilled over but they are new, fresh and revelational. When the light of His glory shines through my soul, I become someone new again, facing the world in His perspective and not mine. How awesome is our God.
Dig into His Word and be fed with meat and no longer suckling on milk and let the Holy Spirit teach you His ways that are unfathomable and lead you to the way that is blessed.
And let's imitate the person Jesus wants us to be, to be more like Him. Living our lives as an example of God's mercy brings glory and honor to His name.
"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.