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Your Life Counts

Your Life Counts


    When Paul was speaking to the church in Ephesus, he said, “To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved” (Eph. 1:6).  All that God has done in choosing, predestinating and adopting Christians is to the praise of the glory of his grace.  You see, with God, there is no mistake or accident about those who are in Christ and are a part of his grace.  And so, when it comes to our lives, while our friends may speak differently about our Christianity, you should know that you are the right answer, that is, you are the one who stands in this spot of history, in Christ, knowing that God had you in mind when he began the foundations of the world.  And, without you, without your being a Christian, there would be something missing to the glory of God, something missing from the world, something that is irreplaceable and precious.  You.
    As we continue to understand God throughout our lives by his word, we know that our lives count and that God’s love surrounds us.  And while we may make the wrong choices in life, our feeling may overrule what we know is best, we may even go after things we want instead of what God wants for you, God extends his grace.  He offers us the chance to rework our life, allowing us to repent, giving us the opportunity to erase the mistakes we have made because he loves us so very much. 
    Therefore, we must always strive to be in the right.  We should keep in mind that asking God to forgive us, is not only a privilege for Christians, but that, we know Jesus paid the price of sin for us with His life upon the cross.  Our life counts with God.  So, feel free to speak to God and add to your faith joy and allow that joy to multiply in your life because you matter to God.  Your life counts with him.

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