God uses our lives, just like he did Jesus. To walk upon this earth and make a difference. To shine bright and continue sharing hope, love, joy and all good things among others.
I SEE THE SACRIFICES ~
Romans 3:21-26 New International Version
Righteousness Through Faith
21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[b] through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished-- 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
SACRFICE ~ Dictionary says:
: the act of giving up something that you want to keep especially in order to get or do something else or to help someone
Each day of our lives, we can sacrifice something. Something to even help ourselves. Take some time to read the Bible, to share hope with someone and to believe big in new beginnings. Each day is a gift from God and we don't always see the sacrifice he did for us or even walk in freedom on earth. Don't get trapped into wrong thinking or stay in a land of depression.
I had a dream last night about my mom. She now is in Heaven and was trapped in her own mind over certain things. She just could not let go of somethings and never found a new beginning for almost 40 years. In the dream, I saw people taking things from her. She was shouting out not to do that, but nobody would listen. It was a true bondage and I woke up crying. It was a dream or was it? She never saw the sacrifices that God had already done in her life for her. Giving her hope and Jesus, but she lived in her own mistakes of life. I won't tell more now, but I want you to see the importance of moving forward in Jesus.
All of us make mistakes. I've made my own mistakes of life that I wished never happened, but they did. So I can believe God's word and know that forgiveness happens, new beginnings happen and my choices matter. I can make my own sacrifices of life and choose to see positive results. I hope you will join me today in walking in freedom in God and knowing that your mistakes can be forgiven when you ask. Then it's up to you to let it go!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Thank you for taking the time to read this and plant hope in a new day!