Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thirsy Thursdays: For All Mankind

God's grace, love, and mercy is not limited to only a select group of people. It is not only for a particular race or ethnicity, for those in certain economic class or of a certain social status. His glory and love extends to all who believe, all who make the decision to acknowledge and accept him as their Lord and savior. Whether black, white, or purple, poor, rich, tall, short, or somewhere in between, God loves you. 

In Acts chapter 15, we get a glimpse of how God’s grace is not limited to just a certain group of people. Paul explains “8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. 9 He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith…11 …It is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we were saved, just as they are.”

It does not matter your background or situation. All it takes to obtain God’s grace, his unmerited love, and favor, is a belief and acceptance of him as your Lord and savior. Many times people feel as though they’ve done so much wrong that it's too late to live for God or that God wouldn’t want them, but that is far from the case. This misconception is far from the truth. In reality it is never too late, no matter the sins you have committed they can be washed away and your “hearts purified by faith”. You are, were and will always be precious and valuable in the eyes of God. Regardless of our race, ethnicity, troubled past/present, economic situation or social status, God Loves US.  We all can enjoy the abundance of love, joy and blessings he provides. We can all be saved and filled with the Holy Spirit.  “17 That the rest of mankind may seek the Lord…”

Stay Thirsty My Friends

Thirsty Thursdays: Ron

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