Thank God we are never too far gone to receive mercy and forgiveness…a fresh start. The only ones who don’t receive are the ones who don’t ask. Whatever God says He will do, trust Him to do it. He is faithful ❤
Isaiah 1:18 Living Bible (TLB)
18 Come, let’s talk this over, says the Lord; no matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can take it out and make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you white as wool!
Rather than exhort someone to “just believe” or encourage a stranger with, “you’ve gotta have faith”, give someone a reason to believe.
Take the time to minister to people where you find them. Listen. Learn about them. Offer them genuine encouragement. Share the love of God.
Share what God has done for you. This is where the power is–where faith germinates, is watered & grows.
Everything that God does for you is not only for you, but for those who are destined to cross your path. It’s not selfish to ask God to heal you. Your healing will be the testimony God uses to draw others close to Him in faith.
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.He comforts us in all our troublesso that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer.We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-7
The Lord wants to bless you and make you a blessing. Let God bless you! Our merciful, generous Father is glorified when His goodness is seen in the lives of His people. That’s why the enemy works so hard to try to stop the blessings of God from flowing in our lives.
But he can’t, so don’t let him:
“You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” Acts 10:38