I used to listen to a preacher who liked to lean forward and say, “If you’re going to be a Christian, be one!” We need that more than ever today. In a world where our brothers and sisters in Pakistan are being killed for their faith, we all need to decide which team we’re on.
If you’re on the world’s team, put on their jersey.
If you’re on Team Jesus, put on His jersey.
In these difficult days, we need Christians who aren’t ashamed of their faith. Let me assure you of this: Compromise will win you no friends. You’ll be “too Christian” for the worldly crowd and “too worldly” for the Christian crowd. Might as well stand up and be counted.
If you’re going to be a Christian, be one!
“His faithfulness remains from generation to generation”(Psalm 100:5).
Often parents wonder how their children and grandchildren will turn out. This verse gives us hope for the future. When our time comes to leave this world, we can depart with confidence because we serve a trans-generational God.
We come and go, but God’s faithfulness continues.
That means we can trust him with the generations yet to come. Here is great hope for parents who worry about what will happen when they are gone. The God who cares for us will take care of our children–and our grandchildren too!
Never be ashamed to ask for God’s mercy. If you deserved it, you wouldn’t need it. That’s why we are saved “according to his mercy” (Titus 3:5). It’s also why his mercies are “new every morning” (Lamentations 3:23). His mercy is greater than your sin. He’s ready to clean up the mess you made in the last 24 hours. Lay hold of God’s mercy. There’s plenty to go around. A fresh supply just arrived from heaven this morning.
“The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom” (Isaiah 40:28).
God isn’t worried about anything. He’s not up in heaven wringing his hands over who’s going to win the election in November. He’s also not fretting about your next visit to the doctor. He’s not worried about your aging parents or your income taxes or whether or not you’re ever going to get married. God’s not worried about anything in your life or my life or about anything relating to the people we love.
As Jack Graham says, "The word "oops" is not in God's vocabulary." He’s up in heaven in perfect control of the entire universe at all times. He’s working out his plan to perfection and nothing can hinder him in the least degree.