This is an awesome promise! If we got what we deserved it would be eternity without God because of our sin. Romans 6:23 says, The payment for sin is death. But God gives us the free gift of life forever in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ephesians 2:45 says, But God was merciful! We were dead because of our sins, but God loved us so much that he made us alive with Christ, and God’s wonderful kindness is what saves you.
Thankfully, because God loves us, he sent Jesus to die in our place so that he could take away our sin. Hebrews 10:17 says, I will forget their sins and never again remember the evil they have done. Did you know that when God looks at you he doesn't see your sin. If you have asked him to forgive you all he sees is the blood of Christ making us clean and pure.
CHALLENGE: Sometimes we have trouble forgiving ourselves. If you have asked God to forgive you, it is gone. One of Satan's tricks is to remind us of our sin and make us feel guilty and ashamed. God says that you are loved and forgiven. Who are you going to listen to?
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If there's one thing we all need at the moment, it's peace. The great thing about the peace of God is that it doesn't rely on our circumstances. You can enjoy the peace of God, even in the middle of a pandemic. Verse 6 and 7 of Philippians 4 says, Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.
So how do we get this peace?
1. Pray about the things you're worried about.
2. Be grateful for what you have.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 as required.
Our peace is based on the fact that this life is temporary and that we have eternity with God to look forward to - an eternity without viruses or pandemics, without greed and selfishness.
Challenge: Write the things down that you're worried about and give them to God. Keep them in your prayer journal, shred them, throw them in the bin, burn them (with adult supervision).
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It doesn't matter how dodgy your family is or what you have done in your past - Jesus can use you.
There has been so much selfishness and greed in the wake of the Coronavirus with people panic buying groceries leaving the elderly and vulnerable in our communities to go without. It makes me sad to see the news headlines of people fighting over toilet paper in Woollies and to see the empty shelves where tissues, pasta and hand sanitiser once sat.
It is the perfect time for us to shine as Christians. The Bible says, Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives. (Titus 3:14). As Christians we should be sharing what we have and helping those in need. You may not feel like you can do much as a teenager but just be kind, smile and share what you have.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.