John 3:16, 20,21 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. ~ For everyone who does evil hates the light and does not come to the light lest his deeds should be exposed. ~ But he who practices the truth comes to the light that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.
We must: work in faith, labor in love and be steadfast in hope because of the Lord Jesus Christ and our security in the presence of God, our Father.
We must be fully convinced that these beliefs of our mercy and grace through Christ was His choice and His choosing so that we were Able to receive the full gospel (meaning empowered and alive because of the Holy Spirit). Otherwise all this is no more than mere words as any other story being told.
It is the Holy Spirit which gives us the full conviction ~ which also proves what kind of people we are. It is for this reason we have the mercy and grace in order to withstand the number of our days ~ in order that we might grow into the person He divinely desired and created us TO be. But the choice to receive is as free as the gift of life we equally received.
This day what does your soul choose - Life or Death? Be aware that you may choose eternal life and be saved - but live the moments of your day as if you have chosen death. What a grievous life is that choice lived.
I thank God for His benevolent pity for the misery brought about by our sin and His pitying love which came before His saving grace. His mercy continues on with us because His grace does not alleviate the consequences of our sin.
I pray that we all allow God's grace to remove the quilt and power of sin upon our life so that our misery is alleviated, in order that we may have joy, feel compassion and exercise mercy toward others in their time of need.
I hope your new year has started well,