God wants to give you life

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When I was young, we lived in a high-rise building. I was playing with a friend on the fourth-floor balcony when we saw the boys, including my brother, standing together down below. My friend encouraged me to give my brother the middle finger, just because.

Though I loved my brother, the pressure to impress my friend was stronger, so I did it—and got grounded. That day of all days, too, we had visitors over! So everyone was outside playing…everyone but me!  

This example is a very childish one, of course, but I believe it could be translated into many different situations in our lives. 

Jesus tells us, “‘The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.'” (John 10:10, NKJV)

The life God wants to give you is the very life the enemy wants to steal from you through sin!

That day, I had listened to the wrong voice, and as a result, sin was stealing the joy of my day. Not only that, but I started thinking things like “My parents don’t love me anymore.” 

Do you see how quickly the cycle of sin, shame, and lies can take over? When you find yourself in such a cycle, it’s so important to break it! You do so with the truth, which starts with acknowledging your own mistakes. 

On the day of my house arrest, I went to my parents and apologized: “Mom, Dad, I shouldn’t have done that. I’m sorry.” And do you know what happened next? They were no longer angry with me and immediately allowed me to play outside again!

In the same way, you, too, still have the opportunity to go before God and ask for forgiveness today. If earthly parents can be so generous with love, how much more generous will your Father in heaven, who is Love itself, be with you? 

You are a miracle!

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8 Comments

  1. Stacey Derck on 27/09/2022 at 11:32 AM

    Thank you so much for your beautiful message today! We are so blessed that god forgive us

  2. Connie Shedd on 27/09/2022 at 11:51 AM

    I was just going to read John 10 when this email caught my attention. What a blessing! This is exactly what I needed for today. I am relying on Gods love. Looking forward to seeing more of this ministry.

  3. Katie+Pena. on 27/09/2022 at 12:05 PM

    Amen. Thank you Lord Jesus

    • Zandile on 27/09/2022 at 2:38 PM

      Amen. Thank you Lord for loving us with unconditional love. 🙏

    • William on 27/09/2022 at 4:25 PM

      Thank you Lord for all you do AMEN 🙏

      • Maureen Straughn on 27/09/2022 at 6:18 PM

        Thank you Father for forgiveness. Amen.
        Thanks Deborah for that message.



  4. Terri on 27/09/2022 at 12:37 PM

    Thank you for the wonderful message! We can never lose hope when our Heavenly Father forgives us over and over!! How great is His mercy and love. Amen 🙏🏻❤️
    Blessings to everyone!🙏🏻

  5. Yvonne Wallace-Bruce on 27/09/2022 at 8:18 PM

    True humility, honest prayers and genuine repentance are the keys to intimacy with God!
    Thank You Father for Your goodness that never fails us 🙏

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