5/03/17 Looking Forward
“Do you realize that every time you’ve failed Me is forgotten, if you have confessed it to Me? It is no longer on any register that I own. Why then do you hold on to it, as if Jesus never paid the price for that freedom? You see your failures and look past My desire to have you become all that you can be in Jesus. I am never against you. I will never give up on you. My promises have destroyed your stony heart and replaced it with a heart that is manageable, one that eventually will fully serve Me.
"Look beyond what you are at present. I see who I have formed you to be and you are moving in that direction, each time you submit who you are not to the Lordship of Jesus. Bathe yourself in My mercy as I complete My work in you. Repent of who you are not. Accept My forgiveness. Let’s walk in fellowship. I love you.”
Psalm 55:22 AMP
Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail).
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
5) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6) in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Prov. 28:14 AMP
Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) is the man who reverently and worshipfully fears [the Lord] at all times [regardless of the circumstances], but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
Eph 4:12-13 AMP
12) His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church),
13 [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him.
Hebrews 13:5b AMP
…for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]
Because of these messages, Merry and I receive communications from many parts of the U.S. and countries around the world. We hear from many dear children of God who are basking in the love of their Father God and walking in the freedom that has been provided at the cross for them.
At times, however, we receive disheartening correspondence from believers who feel that they have failed God once too often, or are convinced that they have never and will never live up to the standards God has set for them. They vigorously point out their failures and the results of their lives that signify to them that God is angry at them or has forsaken them.
Nothing could be further from the truth of His Word. It is because of who we are not that Jesus died. It is because of our failures that God provided forgiveness through the cross of Jesus Christ. It is because of who we can never be in our own strength that we need a Savior and Lord. Jesus is His Name. Because of what He has done, we can walk in the forgiveness of God as often as we need to do so. What a glorious, wonderful Father God - Who loves us enough to have continual mercy on us each and every time we ask for it!
Thank You, Lord,