9-15-17, Nina Keegan [Excerpted*] -- Excuses in our lives give us permission to settle for less than God's best. It seems we always have an excuse for our shortcomings. Too often we have something or someone else to blame for our less-than-stellar behaviors and accomplishments. It's never our fault. Most failures come from a history of alibis and a lack of perseverance. Closed doors don't always mean NO perhaps we must just 'wait.' Meaning that God has a bigger and better 'door' and we must move forward and keep knocking. [Matthew 7:7]
The Bible has many examples of excuse-makers, starting off with Eve in the 'Garden of Eden;' the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this that you have done?" Eve answered, "The serpent deceived me and I ate." Genesis 3:13
We must not be like Eve; we can receive the victory God has in store for us. The grace of God will supply all we need; we must trust and obey the Word of God and His plan for our lives.
Therefore, we'll have no need for rationalizing any lack of victory as we trust God allowing our confidence to increase and we will have victory.
Obey God & Succeed
"All these blessings shall come on thee, if thou
shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God."
Deuteronomy 28:2; Proverbs 16:3; Jeremiah 17:7
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Proverbs 31:10, 28; Matthew 13:46
2-12-21, When we look at the truth of God and His requirement for salvation we realize there's only two 'religions.' WORKS or FAITH': Whether it be Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism that all preach doing certain 'works' to achieve forgiveness and eternal life with God; OR FAITH: repentance and trust in the finish work of Jesus living for Him. Ephesians 2:8-10, John 3:36.
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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