Do you appreciate Jesus and what he has done for you? Really?
Jesus does not desire those who have been purchased at such a cost to become the sport of the enemy’s temptations. He does not desire us to be overcome and perish. He who curbed the lions in their den, and walked with His faithful witnesses amid the fiery flames, is just as ready to work in our behalf to subdue every evil in our nature. Today He is standing at the altar of mercy, presenting before God the prayers of those who desire His help. He turns no weeping, contrite one away. Freely will He pardon all who come to Him for forgiveness and restoration. He does not tell to any all that He might reveal, but He bids every trembling soul take courage. Whosoever will, may take hold of God’s strength, and make peace with Him, and He will make peace. MH 90.
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. Luke 7:47
"If ye love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15
Bible Verses, Key Thoughts and Quotes
Now one of the fundamental purposes in reading and studying the Word of God is to find your story in the Bible story.
“You know everything, You know that I love you.” John 21:17
“Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go." John 21:18
Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. John 21:1
So here is the key question to begin this year… “Lord, will I choose to follow You, even if it takes me where I don’t want to go?”
“For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13
…we will find our highest delight in glorifying Him.
Every single person has an influence... we all are influencing others for good or bad, whether we are trying to or not... How did Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr influence others? Are you displaying a Christlike influence?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.