Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Thursday, December 25, 2008


2 Corinthians 5 (selected)
The Ministry of Reconciliation
11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. 13 If we are out of our mind, it is for the sake of God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21
God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. [emphasis added]

This little passage of scripture I'm sure I must have shared before. It is so power-packed with messages from God that I could not decide what title to give it. In it, God reminds us that HE is the initiator of all love. Ponder that thought for awhile. Here are some of the other titles I thought of. Perhaps you can ponder what they mean and how God might speak to your heart today on this BLESSED DAY we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus!

Reconciliation for Life



From Death To Life

Bye-Bye Old Life

Hello Victory!

Live... for the Love of Jesus

The Ultimate Relationship

Seeing... Through Christ's Eyes

Privileged Ambassadors

Appealing LOVE

Imploring Love

Attainable Righteousness

Committed for Life!

The Message: COME!

May the love of Christ compel your heart to share the message of His redeeming love today and every day!

Choosing Great JOY,


[Joy to the World]

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