Doing His Will

“God’s readiness to give and forgive is now public.  Salvation’s available for everyone!  We’re being shown how to turn our backs on a godless, indulgent life, and how to take on a God-filled, God-honoring life.  This new life is starting right now, and is whetting our appetites for the glorious day when our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, appears.”  Titus 2:11-12 (Message)

The days of bringing an offering to the temple to gain forgiveness for my misdeeds are over!

Jesus died for my sins; past, present, and future.  Before a holy and righteous God, I am completely in the clear.  PTL.

So now what?  Now I must learn how to live as His follower in the present.

How will I know what to do?

God’s Word is His manual for Godly living.  Plenty of teaching.  Plenty of role models (good & bad) to learn from.

How eager am I to get into that “manual?”  I admit that I’m the type who buys, tries, and THEN reads the manual.

How’s that “tries without reading His manual” working for you?  Me neither!

I must read the Bible with more urgency.  We’re not talking about learning how to work a leaf blower.  We talking about living a life pleasing to our Savior!  I need that information.

This afternoon’s verses also connect to our happy ending: We have an eternity with Him.  This should enable us to function confidently despite our circumstances.

In good times; “Thank You for blessing me.”

In bad times; “I know that You are with me.”

How blessed we are to have Him in our present and our future.



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