Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Come Awake

Galatians 5:13 "You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love."

1 Corinthians 15:33 "Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God--I say this to your shame."

I know some of you reading this have dealt with addiction, struggles, brokenness, pain--some of this you brought on yourself out of rebellion, for others of you it was due to circumstances beyond your control. Despite what causes your grief and shame, God has a plan for you. He loves you even if this cold world hasn't showed you that. Even if you have been running from him--he still cares. He still loves you. He never left you, you left him. So turn around and reach up for him, so he can assure you he never left.

Pour your heart out to him and he will pour his heart out to you. So often we as girls turn to guys to fill the void in our hearts. We think a man can be our savior and so we give ourselves to our boyfriends and our husbands, and in the end they let us down, we let ourselves down, and we let God down. Put your hope, your trust, your love, your life--into something eternal, something that will never let you down. Something that will give you everlasting joy.
It doesn't matter what you've done or what you've been through. Christ died to give you a greater purpose for your life.
Romans 8:28 "For we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

...and when the oceans rage I don't have to be afraid, because your love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:8