Let His Light Shine Through
The last couple weeks, we have been talking about the Word of God written on our hearts and challenging each other to live the love of God for all around to benefit from. You see, our faith is one of love and peace. Yes, there are those factions who claim to be of the faith family but, unfortunately, do not live the love of Christ in their daily lives. There will always be people who point out the failures of those who are not in step with God like the gathered who are quick with their cellphone cameras when we have a YouTube moment. Let me throw this out there for an example.
The other day I made a mistake and for the life of me I cannot remember what the error was. It did affect a couple other people and when the slipup was discovered, I did exactly what was expected, I blamed someone else and deflected. Actually, I did the exact opposite. I apologized profusely and took responsibility for the mistake. It did not cost me anything, this error, but it not only made me feel better for living out my faith but it was also a testament for others in that I was willing to name the error, claim the error and seek forgiveness. You see none of us is perfect but we are forgiven, if we seek His forgiveness.
This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So, we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts. 1 John 1:5-10 NLT
Walk in faith, take responsibility for your actions, and make amends by seeking forgiveness. It is not all that hard. Allow the Holy Spirit to be your guide and follow His directives. You see, God does not set us up for failure but rather watches over us when we do mess up and yes, we will mess up. Great thing about our Saviour, like so many of our real good friends, He will not hold our mistakes over our heads. Praise God for that!
We invite you to gather with us at 10:30 a.m. to explore His love and His message for our hearts. The service will be broadcast online (see links below), or you are more than welcome to join us in person at 402 Main Ave. W in Sundre, AB.
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