Room Enough

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God’s love is so expansive that there is room enough for you and room enough for every person you know. The cross does not have a limited space available sign on it. Jesus stretched out His arms for all. God has embraced you and placed you within the unearned luxury of His love.

“But because God was so gracious, so very generous, here I am.

And I’m not about to let his grace go to waste.”
1 Corinthians 15:10 MSG

Don’t let God’s grace go to waste.

Don’t let your insecurities dictate your obedience.

Don’t let fear hold you back from living and giving God’s love.

God has placed you where you are for such a time as this. Embrace it in grace. Engage in it with grace. Generously receive it and generously give it.

When you find yourself embraced in the center of God’a grace, you can’t help but reach out to those who don’t know that there is enough room in God’s love for them too.

Don’t waste a second.

Someone out there desperately needs to know it.

Beyond Forgiveness 


Living in hurt because people I loved lied to me in the past doesn’t help me live in peace now. It clutters my soul with bitterness.

Nursing the regret of dealing with people whose pride cut my life to shreds doesn’t help me heal but keeps me living wounded.

Living wounded is not God’s heart for my life or for the state of my soul.

Forgiveness is vital to the soul. It is balm and healing. Relief and redeeming. It is vital because you are valuable. God wants this for you so much that he paid the price on the cross to guarantee you could recieve it and give it.

But God has even more for you and your life.

Jesus spoke of it to the crowd that followed him up a mountain:

“Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there and take it. If someone drags you into court and sues for the shirt off your back, giftwrap your best coat and make a present of it. And if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously.

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:38-42‬ ‭MSG‬‬

What does life beyond forgiveness look like to Jesus?

It is living a life of generosity.

Someone takes advantage of you- give them what you have and move on with your life. Let it go. Forgive them. Ask God to bless them. Someday you may even be able to bless them yourself.

In this way, you will be living in the abundance of God’s love instead of the famine of past hurts.

God doesn’t deny that bad things happen or that people might take advantage of you but He also doesn’t abandon you to it. He empowers you to forgive, reminds you to let go and pours out His Spirit on you so that someday you can even become a blessing to them.

Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but in Christ you can.

Crazy right?!?

No, you can’t do it on your own.

Yes, it is possible but only by God’s grace, mercy and power.

True freedom is living generously in your heart, spirit and soul. It is going beyond the bare minimum to abundance in Christ.

Just start with a prayer:

“Jesus, set me so free from bitterness that I can live in your abundance in every area of my life. You made the way, help me to live it. In your Name, amen.”

My friend, may you be empowered by Jesus to live a life filled with freedom, wholeness and generosity in every area of your life. 

Faith is Verb

 

Faith is not a feeling.

Faith is a believing, a believing that leads to action.

A faith that is silent in word and deed is no faith at all.

Do something. Do the thing that faith is prompting and fear is resisting. 

“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? 

‭‭James‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Make your faith ‘more than a feeling, make it a verb. 
– Cindy G