Dear Pastor, Is God trying to punish me through all I am going through in my relationship?
A lot of singles who have given their lives to Jesus believe they are suffering one misfortune or the other because of their past and God is really trying to get even with them!
Hey! Are you going to listen to me? And I think I write as by the Spirit of God.
God is never trying to punish you!
That is never Hs nature!
Let me show you how tender God can be.
Psalms 86:15 (KJV)
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
God is full of compassion! Do you have an idea of what it means to be full of something!
All of Him is that compassion.
There is no part of Him that is vindictive, standing by, looking for your errors, trying to trap you and trip you!
That is certainly not my God.
Yes, you made a mistake. So what? You did this and did that? So what?
Whatever you did in the past was in the past and God gave you a clean slate after you gave your life to Jesus!
Colossians 2:13-15 (MSG)
When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive—right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven,  the slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant canceled and nailed to Christ’s Cross.  He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe of their sham authority at the Cross and marched them naked through the streets.
Hey! Read that again and again!
And then read it again, slowly.
That is the truth. That is what He did.
So , He advises you not to go back into those habitual sins.
You see, that is the only thing that can tamper with the beautiful arrangement He already made for you.
So He says:
Galatians 5:1 (AMPC)
IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off].
Don’t back to what you have been made free from!
That is what is bringing all kinds of delays!
The Message Translation puts it like this:
Galatians 5:1 (MSG)
Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.
Dear sons and daughters, take your stand!
There have been some vehicles in accidents that are so damaged that the conclusion is that the vehicles are beyond repairs.
In God, there are no accident-ed destinies that are beyond repairs.
God will not only forgive, He will also forget!
Now that is incredible, sounds too good to be believed, but in God ,that is exactly what happens.
Believe God for the best. And the best is what you will see in your relationship and marriage in Jesus name.
Everything will work out together for you good.
You will laugh at the last.
Be blessed today and always.
CONFESSION OF THE DAY
I will not be held hostage by my past
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Lord, help me to embrace your love.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Colossians 2:14 (CEV) God wiped out the charges that were against us for disobeying the Law of Moses. He took them away and nailed them to the cross.
ACTION PLAN OF THE DAY
Read Romans 8: 38
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