Rejoice in the Lord

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“Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.

Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing all you who are upright in heart!”

Psalm 32: 1, 2, 11

Lord God, thank You for working in our lives. Thank You for Your forgiveness! We rejoice in You and all that You have done. Hallelujah!

My wife came home from the hospital today. Even though she is still recovering, and we are still waiting for test results, we are sure glad she is home!

Thank You God!

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He is Faithful to Forgive Us

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“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

I John 1:9

So forgiveness is just a step away. God is so faithful to forgive us when we turn to Him. And you know what? God has always been that way. Ain’t that so cool?

So if God is so forgiving, why do we so easily, condemn others, silently pointing fingers? Sometimes we act as if we are judges, and better than other people!

But we are not better are we? Our brother has a speck in his eye, and we have a plank in our own.

And then there are times we condemn ourselves over and over again, instead of confessing our sins and moving forward.

Yes there are times we need to go to another person to make things right but even then, we need to have right attitudes and make sure our heart is right.

Lord God forgive us for condemning others and even ourselves, instead of seeking and accepting Your forgiveness.

Teach us to turn to You God when we need to. Forgive us our sins and help us daily to move forward.

Amen and amen!

   

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Your Mercy and Forgiveness

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Lord God, may we not give too much credit to the devil, instead

accepting responsibility

for our actions then choosing

seeking, focusing

on Your mercy

and forgiveness,

encouraged

to walk

in the light.

Amen.

     

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To Do What is Right

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“To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.”

Proverbs 21:3

I’m not sure we realize how powerful this verse is. We all know it’s better to do right than to not do right. But to say that it’s more important than sacrifice, we need to dig a little deeper.

Remember sacrifice during this time period, meant killing an animal, and that usually meant a sin offering. So what this means here is that is better to not sin – then to have to make it right later! Oh wow!!

So how does this apply to us today? Since we don’t sacrifice animals in our times, what is our sacrifice in the modern world setting? Praise. It is actually better for us to not sin at all, then to pray or praise God, with our hearts and minds not right. Oh wow again!

I was told once of a missionary overseas that could not forgive her sister. I don’t know what the sister did, but the missionary was helping the poor in another country. This missionary had a bitter attitude though, and would say things like, “I could never forgive my sister!!” She seethed with anger almost like a snake.

Friends it would have been better for that missionary to go home, and work it out with her sister, and especially to forgive her. Yes, it was even more important than helping the poor. This reminds me so much of Matthew 5 and Matthew 18, in the New Testament.

Lord God, thank You that You have our best interest at heart. Help us to have a strong faith in You, the type of faith that says I will do what is right! I will forgive and move on if needed. We don’t want to offer any bad sacrifices to You Our God. You are holy! Amen and amen.

     

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Psalm 32: 1, 2

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“Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven,

whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man

whose sin the Lord does not count against him

and in whose spirit is no deceit.”

   

Lord God, You made us and know everything about us,

You know how we fail, and sometimes falter in our faith.

Please forgive us, and help us to walk with You.

Amen.

    

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