Tuesday, April 20, 2010

On Our Hearts: God Loves Us

This week our prayers are going to focus on the lies that we are deceived into believing about ourselves. The devil's persistence in trying to break us down may be strong but it is no match for God's absolute truth. This week we're going to expose just some of the devil's lies that cloud our thinking and interfere with us having a triumphant life in Christ.

We all have sinned. Repeat: We all have sinned. No matter just how well we know this, the devil creeps in and somehow convinces us that we are the only ones who have sinned that much. He tells us that God couldn't possibly forgive us, we just did too wrong, our sin was too big. Maybe you're feeling like God's made exception with you. Or that God is angry with you. How could God possibly forgive someone like you? Take heart because the Bible tells us that no amount of sin could separate you from God. You are cleansed pure by the blood of Jesus.

Heavenly Father,

We are so thankful that Your grace has replaced our sin. And Lord, we are also thankful that there is no condemnation with You. By Your blood we were redeemed, You paid the ultimate price so that we are no longer in bondage of sin. Let us be so filled with Your word that our ears are closed to the devil's lies. When we are armed with the truth we can clearly see the deception and false accusations the devil puts before us. We know that Your love is perfect and that nothing can separate us from Your love. We may have sinned and we regret having missed the many blessings You had for us, but Your love remains unchanged. We are so thankful that your mercy and grace are infinite.


"The Lord isn't slow about keeping his promises, as some people think he is. In fact, God is patient, because he wants everyone to turn from sin and no one to be lost." 2 Peter 3:9

"For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." Colossians 1:13-14

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