ARE YOU LIVING-OUT HIS FREE GIFT?
Imagine lending someone $5,000, but after seeing how hard it is for them to pay it back, you forgive the debt: telling them to consider it a gift so they can get their life back on track. ~ A short time later, you find out they have wasted the opportunity, become lazy and expected you would lend them more when they got into trouble again. ~ Completely irresponsible and totally maddening, right?! ~ Yet are we doing that to our heavenly father? ~ God has given us so much, are we honoring His sacrifice or subtly turning our back with our actions? ~ Oswald Chambers wrote, "You did not do anything to achieve your salvation, but you must do something to exhibit it. Are your speech, your thinking, and your emotions evidence that you are (seeking to) reflect Jesus?" ~ This week, I will ask myself: 'Is my life exhibiting the sweetness of the essence of the Son of God?' ~ I will fail in this endeavour, daily and hourly. Yet, each day I can still choose to use this as my compass, leading me to live-out the gift He gave. ~ Are you with me? ~