The Gospel According to Jesus


"Where are your accusers? Did not even one of them condemn you?"

"No, Lord."

And Jesus said,

"Neither do I. Go and sin no more."

John 8:10-11


We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard.  Romans 3:22-23

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard. Romans 3:23

Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved. Acts 16:31

God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8

God saved you by his grace when you believed. Ephesians 2:8

Believe.

It sounds simple.

Almost too easy. Just believe? That's all Lord?

Yes.

Believe that He knows the wickedness lurking in my heart. 

He knows every dishonorable thing I've ever done. 

He knows the truth behind the scars of my past, the scars that mar my heart like an unwanted tattoo from a prison camp.

He knows the scars my choices have left on those I love, and don't love.

He knows the exact weight of the regret I carry on my shoulders.
  
He knows the truth to every lie I've ever told.

All of the pain I have caused others, he knows. 

Every decision I wish I had never made, he knows all about them. None have escaped his attention.

He feels the brokenness of my unfaithful heart, throbbing in my chest.

And still, knowing me, his arms are open wide, he is pleading with me to believe

He is pleading with you too. 

This is true.

This is hard to believe.

"I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins......." ~Jesus, John 5:24

Believe that he loves regardless of how many times and how bad we have messed up. He Loves.

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8

IT IS TRUE.



This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent. ~Jesus, John 6:29

Believing is work.

Believing is hard.

But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don't drift away from the treasure you received when you heard the Good News. Colossians 2:23

Keep believing.


Love,

Renee

p.s. I'm sharing today at The Weekend Brew.

p.s.s. To those that choose to believe for the first time today, Welcome to the family!

What must I do to be saved?
Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. Acts 16:30

Comments

Unknown said…
Dear Renee
And despite it all, He loves us with so much grace, mercy and compassion.
Blessings XX
Mia
BARBIE said…
Yes! His love is everlasting. He forgives our sin and covers us with His mercy and grace. Your photos are beautiful! Thanks for linking up with The Weekend Brew!
Elizabeth said…
Believing - so simple, so difficult, so important.

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