Wednesday, August 08, 2007

the lost ...

sometimes i forget that it's not all about me ... my problems and difficulties and growth in Christ ... it's ALSO and foremost, about those who don't know Him ... Jesus ... my Redeemer and Comforter ... those who are on the outside, not even realizing that Jesus loves them and wants to FREE them ...

it's about the ones who have never heard ... have never understood ... who are rebelling against the God of heaven ...


Romans 5 says ...

6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.

8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


9 The blood of Christ has made us right with God. So we are even more sure that Jesus will save us from God's anger.

10 Once we were God's enemies. But we have been brought back to him because his Son has died for us. Now that God has brought us back, we are even more secure. We know that we will be saved because Christ lives.

11 And that is not all. We are full of joy in God because of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of him, God has brought us back to himself.

9 comments:

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

GREAT POst!! I love being reminded even though I know of course!! GREAT scriptures to back it up too..Thanks so much. Sandy

Penless Thoughts said...

So true and something we have to constantly remind ourselves of in the midst of our Joy of knowing Him.
Susan

Mari said...

I love the picture - really shows "fishers of men". Good reminder of our purpose here. Too quickly I fall back into that all about me frame of mind.

Saija said...

Sandy ... i need to see with the eyes of Christ as i look at my neighbours and family ... i so want heaven to be a place populated with all those i come into contact with ...

Susan ... yes, i really do need to remind myself all the time!

mari ... isn't the pic cool? that's what brought about the post, i stumbled across the picture first ... WOW!

Cathy said...

That is a great picture and post, Saija.

elizabeth said...

thanks for the reminder. I need this right now. Daughter's bloodwork (for liver troubles) not good...though we have not seen doctor yet. Am trying to keep focused on Rom.8:28! And knowing that whatever comes HE still will be with us. BLessings on you and yours!

Maggie Ann said...

How very true. *hugs*

Saija said...

cathy ... isn't the pic cool!! :o)

elizabeth ... may the Lord touch your daughter ... and may she find her strength in Him ...

maggie ann ... hugsbackatcha!

jel said...

that is a way cool picture!