The Daily Breath of God
Friday, June 06 2014
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16,17 NLTWe are born with a nature that always has a tendency for low self-esteem, lust, condemnation, easily irritated and the inability to forgive well. The problem is that for many of us, we also feel that God looks at us the same way we feel about ourselves and how we view others. But the grace of God is completely different. His love given without condemnation gives us the freedom to no longer be mastered by our old nature, which changes our view of God, ourselves and others, it is called eternal life. It removes the heartache that our sinful nature caused and replaces it with a freedom that will delight our family and our friends. On this new day that has been given to you as a gift of God, may you relax and rejoice in who you now are because of Jesus the Christ. His grace will refresh your thinking, your emotions and your view of others. It is absolutely OK to rejoice, give thanks in everything and not get irritated.